Corona Virus – Update 26th May 2020

If you intend to fish at the Blue Lake, please see below.

If you intend to fish at the Inn On The Lake, please see below.

If fishing Campanile, please remember to register your vehicle with the hotel once every 24 hours, as usual. You may wish to wear protective gloves when entering your vehicle registration number into to hotel’s tablet, or ask a member of staff to enter it on your behalf. Note none of the hotel’s facilities will be available, including toilets.

Please note that due to social distancing rules, some swims are may be temporarily shut on all fisheries.

Whilst fishing please observe the following:

GETTING TO THE FISHERY – You should travel to the fishery on your own or with a member of your household and abide by current guidelines on social distancing whilst fishing.

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING – Maintain a distance of 15 metres from other anglers whilst fishing.

PARK CAREFULLY – Park your vehicle at least 2m from other vehicles where possible.

FOLLOW TRAVEL GUIDELINES – Only travel based on what is allowed under current Government guidelines.

WHO YOU CAN FISH WITH – You can fish on your own or a member of your household, not with anyone else. Whist you are fishing you must remain in your swim whenever possible and not walk around the lake of visit other anglers.

READ FISHERY NOTICES – Pay careful attention to TWAPS information either on the fishery or on the website – if you are unsure speak to a Bailiff for guidance.

PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE – Use hand sanitiser before & after touching locks, gates etc. Disposable gloves are recommended.

Any member found not be be complying with the above rules will be asked to leave the fishery.


The Blue Lake has now been reopened.

Please note the following:

All available swims are open. However some of the swims are wet, but not flooded as the water level has dropped. PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHILST FISHING.

Please observe the current social distancing rules:

Travel there on your own, unless you are travelling with another member of your household.

Only one angler per swim, unless you are fishing with another member of your household.

Observe social distancing guidelines, keep a minimum of 2m between you and others who are not members of your household.

Avoid walking around the lake during your session.

Be courteous to other anglers and Bailiffs at all times.

Also please ensure you have the correct documentation with you at all times.

And, enjoy your fishing.


As of Monday 18th May 2020, to fish the Inn On the Lake you need to book in.

To book in you will need to phone Gary Bushell between 5pm and 7pm, not before and not after.
A set amount of anglers (14) per 48 hours.

You will be given a password that will change as needed.

Anyone caught at the lakes at the Inn On The Lake without booking in will be banned from fishing and may lose their membership.

The hotel owners want us to do this for security reasons and have asked us to continue with this scheme until the hotel reopens.

The Inn On The Lake fishery will close for fishing on midday on Sunday and reopen on the following Tuesday at 8am.

Any problems please phone Gary.

Thanks and stay safe.

Note none of the hotel’s facilities will be available, including toilets.

Night fishing is permitted, subject to the TWAPS Rules and Bye-laws, with a limit of 48 hours per session and not returning to the fishery for 48 hours, thus giving other members a chance to fish.

Remember – whilst fishing any TWAPS water you should have in your possession at all times the following:

– Your current TWAPS membership card

– Your TWAPS Photo ID

– A valid rod licence

– Access to the TWAPS Rules and Bye-laws

If you have any questions contact Gary Bushell, Head Bailiff, his number is on your membership card.

Please be aware we are all in the midst of a pandemic and be respectful of the above guidelines, other anglers and Bailiffs.

Enjoy your fishing.

Gary Bushell
Head Bailiff
Updated: 26th May 2020

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