Sunset Lakes Rules and Pricing – Isle of Man

Fishing Pricing

  • Adult Day Ticket: £8
  • 12-16 Youth Ticket: £5
  • 11 and under: free with a paying adult

Ellie’s Island Lake (pre-booked ticket): £15, no under 16s without prior agreement with the Fishery Team.

Pleasure Fishing Rules

  • Two rod limit
  • Barbless hooks only, maximum size 10
  • No braided mainlines
  • All feeders and leads must be free running
  • No nets, slings or unhooking mats to be brought onto the site
  • No keepnets, except in matches
  • All fish must be netted (no swinging fish out of the water)
  • Please use your unhooking mat when placing fish on the ground
  • All anglers must be in possession of a suitable disgorger
  • All fishing is strictly catch & release. Please return all fish as quickly and carefully as possible
  • Please be aware that the Fishery Team will be carrying out daily checks. This may include inspecting your rigs and checking inside tackle bags, boxes etc.

Ellie’s Island Rules

  • Two rod limit
  • Barbless hooks only, maximum size 6
  • Minimum 8lb line. No braided mainline
  • All rigs must be safe i.e. the weight must be able to eject when required. Please speak to the Fishery Team if you need any clarification on this rule
  • No nets, mats or slings to be brought onto the site. These are all provided by the fishery
  • Please ensure the unhooking mat is used when placing fish on the ground, and that all fish are moved to and from the water in a sling or collapsed net. No carrying fish by hand
  • Please do not stand at any time whilst holding fish
  • All anglers must be in possession of forceps or a suitable disgorger
  • All fishing is strictly catch and release. Please return all fish as quickly and carefully as possible
  • Please be aware that the Fishery Team will be carrying out daily checks. This may include inspecting your rigs and checking inside tackle bags, boxes etc.

It should also be worth noting that there are some Manx Inland Fishery laws that some of you may not be aware of:

  • Anglers must be in possession of a Manx Coarse Fishing Licence. These are available on the government’s Online Services website, run from 1st Jan – 31st Dec, and cost £11 for the year (although they are free for under 13s). We are also pleased to offer day licences at the fishery, great news for any occasional anglers. These cost £1 and will be simply added onto your day ticket price.
  • Anglers will have to show us their licence before we allow them to purchase a day ticket. If you do not have your annual licence with you, you will have to pay the extra £1 for the one day licence.
  • No lead is permitted above a size 8 shot. This is something that we totally agree with at the fishery. The less lead anglers are using, the better! Various non-toxic alternatives can be purchased from the on-site shop.