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What are your opening times?
We are open daily from dawn to dusk. We are not open for night fishing.
How much does it cost and who do I pay?
We charge £7 for adults and £5 for OAP’s / Juniors (14 and under) / Disabled. The person who is most likely to relieve you of your hard-earned cash is Phil. If we’re having a day off you will see either our son Ben or our good friend Tim Ford. You can see our happy mugshots on the ‘meet the team’ section.
Do you charge for extra rods?
Can I buy a season ticket?
Yes. We have a limited number of annual season tickets available costing £140 for adults and £100 for concessions. Please ask us for details.
Can I buy fishing vouchers?
If you're looking for a gift for the angler in your life, we can provide fishing vouchers. A day’s fishing from dawn to dusk costs £7 for adults, £5 for OAP’s/Disabled/14’s & under. We make a small charge of £1.50 to cover postage as the vouchers cannot be e-mailed. Please call or e-mail for full details.
Are there any matches on?
Latest information is always available on the match calendar page of our website, on our answerphone (01934 835020), on the sign part-way down the drive and on the noticeboard in the car park.
Can I book in advance?
We don’t take bookings for individual pegs. Just turn up, find your swim and we will come to find you.
Do you take group bookings?
Yes, we are very happy to take group bookings for 10 or more people. We offer a discounted rate and require a £30 deposit in advance. Please give us a call on 01934 835020 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check cost and availability.
Do you allow night fishing?
No, sorry, we are open from dawn to dusk.
Do you sell bait?
No, we don’t sell any bait here. We are very lucky that a number of our local tackle shops recommend us and send us a lot of customers so we don’t tread on their toes! See the fishing links page for details.
Are there any bait bans?
Yes, but it’s a short list! We don’t allow; boilies; bloodworm or dried nuts. All other baits are allowed to a maximum of 1kg. Check our rules page.
What baits are working well?
A huge variety of baits work well here. For latest information please read our latest fishing report – click here.
Can I use a keepnet?
Yes, but it must be a fish-friendly one. We also ask you to use your common sense and not mix large and small fish in the same net.
What equipment must I have?
You must have: barbless hooks, a disgorger and a fish-friendly landing net. A landing mat (or something soft to place the fish on whilst you de-hook it – an old baby changing mat is ideal!) is essential on the Carp Lake and good to have on the other lakes too.
Do you hire equipment?
No, sorry. Your local tackle shop should be able to set you up quite reasonably.
Do I need a rod licence?
Yes. You can obtain a licence either at the Post Office or via the Environment Agency’s website - click here
Do you offer tuition?
There are several good, professional angling coaches that we can put you in touch with. See the tuition section of our website for details.
Do you have disabled facilities?
A good proportion of the swims have level access from the car park. We have disabled toilet facilities.
How is it fishing at the moment?
This is probably the question we are asked the most! Latest information is always available on the fishing report – click here.
What’s in the different lakes?
Fish! (Sorry, couldn’t resist that!). For details of what’s in each of the five lakes, please take a look at the ‘lakes page’.
Where can I fish?
Please fish from a designated swim – we have 141 to choose from! Do not stalk fish along the bank.
Can I send you my photos?
Yes please! You can e-mail them to us in jpeg format or send them via our Facebook page. We can’t promise that we’ll feature all of them on the website but we’ll do our best.
How can I give you feedback?
By far the easiest way is by sending us an e-mail. We love to hear about it if you’ve had a good day; a personal best; a bulging bag; caught your first golden tench; etc. Let us know what tactics and baits you used and we can then pass it on to other anglers. Equally we’d like to know if something was wrong when you visited us. We try to provide the best fishing experience that we can but we’re always open to suggestions on how we could improve.
Do you allow dogs at the lakes?
What time does the café open?
Please check the café page of the website – click here. Opening times will vary depending on the season.