Docklow Pools is a small family run business owned by Michael & Josephine Bozward        


  • Docklow Pools accommodation is for adults only.
    • Which in definition means guests of 18 years +.
    • (Under 18’s are welcome to fish with an adult on a day ticket basis but cannot stay as a resident).
    • No children under 18 years old are allowed in the cottages.
  • Maximum party size is 6 guests
  • Docklow is a quiet peaceful place.
  • We do not accept liability for any damage/injury or loss to any person of your party or any vehicle or possessions unless it is proven in court that we are responsible
  • Thieves will be prosecuted and the Police involved
  • Weekly holidays are Saturday to Saturday – 7 days
    • Any other arrangement is priced under our short break scheme
  • Docklow Pools reserves the right to refuse a booking

  Named Guest

  • The named guest on the paperwork is responsible for:
    • The conduct of their party
    • Sharing paperwork including fishing rules with all party before arrival
    • Any debt or damage caused by their party
    • Outstanding accounts
    • Bad debts or unnecessary damage will be follow through by our solicitor


  • All holidays are to be paid in full two months before arrival. The responsibility to pay on time is with the customer.
    • There is no “Pay on the day” arrangement
  • Late payments are subject to £20 late fee to cover administration chasing outstanding balance
  • All Payments are non-refundable.
    • However we will always try and help rebook a holiday if ample time is given so both guests and Docklow Pools do not lose out.
    • If a holiday is moved to a later date because of exceptional circumstance, the new date must be before 1st April the following year. 1st April is cutoff date (subject to availability)
    • This is subject to an admin/arrangement charge of £30
  • A deposit is expected to be paid of £50 per person per week, minimum of £100 within seven days of the booking being made.
  • Deposits for roll over bookings are requested in December for a final date of payment 31st January
  • Docklow Pools accepts in way of method of payment =Debit card, Bacs online, cash or traditional cheques.
  • A charge could be levied for Debit & Credit cards of the total of the transaction (which is what Barclaycard charge us for the privilege card)
  • There are no discounts or deals – all payments are banked
  • All payments are subject to VAT which is included in the price –
    • This applies to everything Docklow Pools sells – Holidays, fishing, restaurant etc


  • All customers have a 7 day cancellation period from the date of the first payment received should they change their mind. Deposit returned in full.
  • We recommend all guests to take travel insurance
  • Holidays are nonrefundable should you be unable to attend
  • Holidays cancelled less than two months before arrival may still be charged full rate if the holiday is not sold.
  • We recommend all guests advise us immediately if they cannot attend so we can assist and are fully aware of how it effects both yourself and Docklow Pools

  Short Breaks are:

  • Minimum 3 nights – usually from April to Mid-October
  • Available on 6 properties only as stated from April to October
  • Minimum 2 nights options on limited properties usually from Mid-October to Mid-March

  All male parties can stay in:

  • The self-catering fisherman lodges (weekly only)
  • Farm house bed & breakfast (weekly only)
  • A selection of two or three bedroom traditional cottages (short break & weekly options available).

  Fishing & Rules:

  • We ask all anglers to read the up to date rules
  • It’s is forbidden to use ground-bait or barbed hooks – We will ask anglers to pack up and leave if caught using
  • Rules are in place to keep us a happy, clean business protecting our stock as it protects us.
  • All anglers must pay for their fishing.
    • We encourage fishing to be paid in advance before arrival, so assist us with planning
  • Single and Double Rod weekly permits include the Docklow Pools stretches of the Teme and Wye
  • Major Bill bookings are booked and paid in advance. No payment no guarantee
  • Day ticket covers Mickey Mouse, Moby Dick & Figures of Eight lakes only.
  • A membership scheme is available to regular visitors


  • We do not allow aggressive breeds of dogs or yappy animals that may disturb the peace & quietness.
  • To bring dogs or a cat in pet friendly properties the charge is £30 per week paid in advance.
  • Pets are only allowed in pet friendly properties

  Property Care

  • All fishing tackle and bait must be kept in the tackle locks.
  • Fishing bait & equipment must not be kept in the cottages including fridges under any circumstances
  • There is a strict no smoking policy in all properties.
    • Do not tamper with the smoke/heat alarms. We reserve the right to make a charge if this policy is ignored
  • All damage or breakages  caused by a guest will be charged
  • Excessive cleaning which has been caused by guests leaving a property in a standard other than they found may be charged
  • Premier Properties: Which the exception of Gone Fishing apartment is allocated to Couples only.
  • All male party? Yes (If “Yes” please aware of potential cleaning bond requested upon arrival to cover unnecessary extra cleaning normally £100)
  • We may check the property during the stay.

  General – allow one BBQ a week   Behaviour

  • We ask all guests and residence to refrain from bad language across & around the pools.
  • Also in public areas such as the bar & restaurant. We want people to have a good enjoyable time without spoiling it for others
  • Banned – ban applies for life