Starmers Pit

Due to the successful management of this venue, stock numbers and growth has been impressive with the venue now boasting specimen status. Regular fish size of Carp to over 20lb and occasional fish to over 30lb were caught in 2019 with Bream to just over 10lb, Tench to 8lb and Pike to 22lb.

Venue Specific RulesDue to the impressive specimen size of fish at this venue, several recent rules have been implemented by LDAA with fish safety in mind. Please read the full list of rules at the bottom of this page before fishing this venue.

Day TicketsThis venue is exclusive to LDAA members only. Day ticket anglers are not permitted to fish this venue. Please visit the membership page for more information and to join.

Starmers Pit Night SyndicateFor the 2020 season, Night Syndicate membership has been limited to 30 Members. Membership to this prestigious syndicate is only available directly from the LDAA Secretary/Treasurer - click here to contact us.

- Adults (17 - 65+ yrs) £200 per year.
- Junior (12 - 16 yrs) £35 per year, must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Parking may be sought within the adjoining Sainsbury's car park. To avoid being issued with a parking ticket by the car park attendants, you are advised to inform Customer Services of your vehicle registration prior to fishing.

Rules & General Information

Association Rules

ALL fish must be returned to the water alive, unless written permission is given by the committee prior to removal. This rule supersedes any national byelaw etc that may otherwise permit fish removal. Anybody removing fish from an LDAA water, without prior permission, is committing an offence under the Theft Act 1968. LDAA will ALWAYS take legal action against anybody violating this rule.
All anglers are to have a disgorger or similar unhooking device/implement available at all times.
All anglers are to have a landing net of suitable size for target fish available at all times.
Unhooking mats are highly recommended but not essential – specifically if taking pictures of captures placed upon the bank. Always think fish safety!
The carrying or discharging of firearms is prohibited.
Do not cause damage to property, fences, trees, or banks of the water at LDAA venues Wherever possible, LDAA will take legal action against individuals under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 if this rule is violated.
All allocated disability pegs are to be vacated at the request of a disability angler, unless the peg is already occupied by a disabled angler.
Open fires are strictly prohibited at all of our venues. Any BBQs are to be off the floor, and not to scorch the natural fauna.
Under 16s must be supervised on all LDAA waters at all times by a responsible adult/parent/guardian.
No parking on the banks at any time - please use a suitable and valid parking space.
No unauthorised pegging of matches allowed on any LDAA waters.
Applications for matches to be made to the LDAA Match Secretary (Alan Henry 07712620385).
If night fishing at Laughterton, all assigned match pegs are to be vacated by 08:30 on Match Day. All other venues with matches booked are not to be fished on Match Day.
The following baits are not to be used on LDAA waters: live bait; bloodworm; joker; whole tiger nuts.
All anglers are to close all gates behind them, taking special care to avoid damaging fences, banks and crops.
Discard of litter appropriately. Please use a suitable bin, or take your litter home with you. You are responsible for the removal of ALL litter from your peg when you vacate it.
Fishing is to be avoided where boats are moored, i.e. summer and permanent moorings.
No fishing from un-moored boats, kayaks, or any other form of un-moored watercraft is to take place within LDAA waters.
No camping – only bivvy equipment at the designated LDAA Night Fishing venues.
With the exception of Night Ticket holders at designated venues and Laughterton, fishing is only to take place from dawn until dusk.
Predator Rules:
1. Unhooking mats are compulsory for all anglers targeting Pike.
2. Minimum 36 inch landing net.
3. Appropriate hook removal tools (large forceps/pliers) are to be available.
4. Terminal trace is to be used.
5. No leaving baited/lured terminal tackle in the water unattended. Maximum 5m distance from rod.

Starmers Pit Site Rules & Info

- This venue is exclusive to LDAA members only. Day ticket anglers are not permitted to fish this venue. Please visit the membership page for more information and to join.

- Day Fishing 7am through to 7pm, with the exception of fishing to Dusk if not approached by a Night Syndicate Member to vacate the peg. Night Syndicate Members have peg preference after 7pm.

- Syndicate members to only fish a maximum 48hrs, with no return for 48hrs.

Fish Safety Rules

- Minimum 15lb line for any part of fishing rig.

- Minimum 42” landing net.

- Minimum 1 inch thick unhooking mat with padded sides, no smaller than 36 inch diagonal measurement or same measurement ‘off the ground’ cradle.

- No fixed leads; must be able to lose lead with minimal force – safety lead system only.

- Maximum retention period of fish is 1 hour.

- Always check leader knots.

- STRICTLY no fish removal – all fish to be returned alive to the water. See Association rule at the top of this section for legal specifics.

- All anglers are to be in possession of Propolis fish care treatment.

General Venue Rules

- Full EA rod licence required, to cover appropriate amount of rods being used. 3 rods maximum with two rod licences, a 2 rod ruling may be applied any time at the discretion of the bailiff.

- Given the awkward shape of Starmers (triangular) please think carefully about where you are casting and the impact it may have on neighbouring anglers.

- Strictly no open fires, and disposable BBQs are to be off the floor.

- Respect other anglers, no poaching of swims, only fish in designated zone.

- No nuts of any kind.

- Children under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult.

- All litter from your swim is to be removed when leaving, last person in the swim will be held accountable for rubbish left behind.

- Random rig and bait checks will be carried out by the bailiff, please do not be offended by their advice!

- No drugs or alcohol.

- No camping tents, appropriate fishing equipment only.

- No generators.

- No loud music.
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