Willow Lakes Fishery

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POPLAR, WILLOW and SYCAMORE are our pleasure lakes and are available for day-ticket fishing every day. We do not take match bookings on these lakes. Just turn up, buy your permit from the day-ticket machine in the car park (coins required) and fish. Each lake is stocked in a slightly different way.

Willow Lake
is the main pleasure fishing lake on the complex and is an excellent summer fishery. There are four islands, two peninsulars and 21 pegs around the lake. The average depth of the lake is 4ft. It is stocked with Tench, Roach, Rudd, Skimmers, Chub & Crucians, and a very high number of Common, Mirror and Ghost Carp, between 1lb and 14lb in weight, but averaging 4lb to 8lb. Catches of 50lb to 100lb are regularly made, with the best recorded weight being 186lb, taken on pole, fishing with double caster from peg 4 on the end of the peninsular.


Willow Lake 

Poplar Lake 

Poplar Lake is an all year round general coarse fishery, stocked with lots of silver fish, Skimmers, Roach, Chub, Tench, Perch and Crucians. There is also a good head of Carp of all sizes from a few ounces upwards with lots of doubles and a few twenties. Surrounded by willows, fringed with reeds and punctuated by water lillies, it is a picturesque place to spend an evening trying for one of the big fish before you go home.


Sycamore Lake is our "bite-a-chuck" lake. With 19 pegs around and between 3ft and 6ft deep, it is stocked with thousands of small Common, Mirror & Ghost Carp, Skimmer Bream, Tench, Chub, Rudd, Perch, Roach and Crucians. It really is fun fishing, with most fish under 2lb in weight. But there are a few big-boys to surprise and test you.

Sycamore Lake 
Willow Lakes Fishery Willow Lakes Fishery
Day Tickets
Adult £6 per rod
Concession £5 per rod
Evening Tickets
Adult £3.50 per rod
(after 4pm)
Concession £2.50 per rod

Concessions: OAPs, Juniors & Registered Disabled.


Permits to fish must be purchased from the Day Ticket Machine in the car park BEFORE fishing. Fishing is from 6.00am to dusk; Night Fishing is not allowed.


Tel:01400 282190

In order to ensure the welfare of our fish, the wildlife and the lakes themselves, we impose a few rules which must be observed at all times:-

  • Barbless hooks only (no microbarbs)
  • No Groundbait, Hemp or seed baits
  • No Cat or Dog meat
  • Boilies are allowed only on the hook
  • No rods to be left unattended
  • No Carp sacks allowed
  • Keepnets are allowed on all lakes but please adhere to the NFA Keepnet Code
  • No Carp over 10lbs to be placed in a keepnet
  • All fish must be returned to the lake where caught. Fish must not be transferred between lakes.
  • No litter, hooks or line to be left behind on the bank. Please use the bins provided.
  • No unused bait to be tipped in the water or left on the bank. Please use bins provided.
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the site.

Willow Lake

Poplar Lake

Sycamore Lake