Fishing Lakes

Fishing FAQs

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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 £8 for adults and £6 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, daughter in law Laura or our good friend Tim Ford.  You can see our happy mugshots on the ‘About Us’ 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 £160 for adults and £120 for concessions.  Please e-mail us for details.  

Can I get refreshments on site?

Yes, right here on the farm!   Tiffin Cafe at Bullock Farm.   Serving delicious, locally sourced farmhouse-style food and an excellent roast on Sundays.  01934 833125.

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 £8 for adults, £6 for OAP’s/Disabled/14’s & under. There is a minimum of 3 vouchers per transaction and a small charge of £2.50 to cover admin and postage as the vouchers cannot be e-mailed.  Please e-mail for details.

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 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

A fish-friendly landing net 

A landing mat to place the fish on whilst you de-hook it to avoid damaging the fish.  You must not place any fish directly on to the grass, ground or swim even if it's in a landing net.  

Do you hire equipment?

No, sorry.  Your local tackle shop should be able to set you up quite reasonably.  See 'what equipment should I have?' in the FAQ above.

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 is 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 gallery but we’ll do our best. 

Some tips for taking a good photo:

  • Ensure that the fish (particularly if it's a large one) is held safely ie close in to your body with both hands (be careful to avoid the fish coming into contact with zips/buttons on your clothing) and, if the fish is large, make sure you are kneeling down with the fish held above your landing mat.
  • If you have a net of fish, this also must be on a landing mat - no fish (even in a net) should be placed directly on the ground in case they come into contact with something that could damage them (nettles, thistles, etc).
  • Try to get a shot with the lake behind you so that everyone can see where you have caught your fish.
  • Smile!

How can I give you feedback?

Send us an e-mail or privately message us via our Facebook page.  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?

Sorry no.

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  • The complex consists of five lakes, 137  swims
  • Heavily stocked, large variety of coarse fish
  • Day tickets £8 Adults, £6 Junior/OAP/Disabled (we do not charge for extra rods)
  • Open dawn to dusk, 365 days of the year (no night fishing)
  • Two beautiful self-catering holiday cottages converted from a 300 year-old stone barn
  • Spacious campsite with electric hook ups
  • Toilets & showers
  • Lakeside car parking
  • Match rates - concessions available
  • Tiffin Cafe at Bullock Farm


We pride ourselves on our friendly welcome and look forward to seeing you soon.

Phil & Jude Simmons





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  • Cottage great, fishing superb, great choice of lakes, good facilities, lovely surrounding area. Really look forward to returning again soon.

    Reuben Naish

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  • We had a lovely time in the Six House. Everyone was friendly and helpful, facilities were great. We would recommend the site to anglers and campsite users too.

    Nick & Libby

  • A massive hit with local anglers and holidaying visitors

    The Angling Times

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