All visiting anglers should make themselves aware
of the risks they face in the surroundings they find themselves and carry out
their own risk assessment which generally amounts to common sense and take
appropriate action to ensure their own safety and that of others. However, it
is a requirement that all anglers read, understand and accept this Safety &
Risk Assessment Statement.
General risks associated with Withern Mill Trout
SPECIFIC RISKS ALL INCLUSIVE
For the specific risks associated with Withern Mill Trout Farm waters read the additional information:
Type of fishing (River Bank) (Lake Side)
Specific Risks see Paths, Banks, Power Lines, Wading, Lightning, Casting, Hooks/Flies, Weighted Flies. Trees, Animals, and Falling in the Water Dusk..
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WITHERN MILL TROUT FARM FISHING
Beware of undercuts in banks especially near deep water.
Cold Deep Water. Falling in may cause harm by hyperthermia or
drowning. Keep away from edges when netting fish to reduce risk.
Always show consideration to other users on a riverbank or lake side by
avoiding contacting anyone with your back-cast. It is recommended that
protective glasses are worn when fishing to protect your eyes from hooks and
Hooks by their design are sharp and easily penetrate the skin. Their
use brings them into contact with germs etc, that can be injurious to health.
Caution should be used when handling hooks, tying on or removing hooks.
Barbless hooks should be used at all times
Weighted flies cause unpredictable movement of cast when casting.
Extreme caution should be exercised when casting weighted flies to ensure
they do not come in contact with yourself, fellow anglers or the public.
Fishing platforms are constructed to gain access to deeper water.
Hence take extra care not to fall in. They are inherently slippery, so care
is needed at all times
Falling in the water
Falling in the water may cause drowning. It is recommended that a buoyancy
aid is worn around water. We have Life buoys on all lakes for emergencies.
Fishing under trees can be unsafe in windy conditions. Beware of
falling branches. Be vigilant for storm damaged areas where trees and their
surroundings may be unsafe.
Animals & Insects
Be aware of ticks and other stinging/biting insects with special
relation to Lyme’s disease.
Beware of fishing under power lines and remember electricity can arc
over considerable distances. You are ideally earthed in water to conduct
electricity. Remember that graphite is an excellent conductor of electricity.
Be aware of the weather conditions around you and stop fishing if
Stop fishing and put your rods down in lightning, carbon fibre rods
are very conductive.
They are well maintained but we ask you to use your own judgement
before using and take extra care on wet or icy days.
Is not permitted anywhere on this fishery.
Fishing must stop 30 mins before Dusk, Daily closing times are posted
on the Mill Notice Board.
| Buildings || All farm building are off limits to the general Public |
| The Farm || The Farm is a working Trout Farm and as such vehicles may be moving around for work purposes, Please do not approach any members of Staff working in the Trout Raceways. |