Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to book online?
A: We recommend booking online wherever possible to guarantee a peg (especially at weekends). However, day tickets can be purchased from the Tackle & Bait shop on the day subject to availability.
Q: Can I pleasure fish when you have matches on?
A: Yes! We have matches and pleasure fishing available every day. To check which lakes are available for day tickets, click here
Q: Which lakes are best for disabled access?
A: Ribbon Lake has 20 pegs, all of which are disability friendly. They have wide pegs suitable for wheelchair access and Blue Badge Holder Car Parking spaces directly next to the lake. It is also closely located to the main facilities on the complex, such as the toilets (including a disabled toilet), lakeside cafe, log cabin, office and the Tackle & Bait shop.
Q: Do I need a rod licence?
A: Yes, you will need a rod licence for any body of water in the UK. If you are under 13 you don’t need one. 13-16 yrs need one but it is free on the Government website. Over 16 yrs will need a full licence as these are checked by the Enviroment Agency.
Q: Can I pre-order bait?
A: You can pre-order all kinds of bait from Maggots, Worms, Casters and more from the onsite Tackle & Bait shop onsite by calling the team on 07734 940100.
Q: How many rods can i have?
A: On all our pleasure lakes you can have 1 rods for £11, then it is an additional £2 for a second rod. Holbar 1 rods for £12, 2 rods for £15 and 3 rods for £17.
Q: What matches are on what days?
A: Monday, Friday = Over 60’s & Disabled Match. Wednesdays = Over 55’s & Disabled Match. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday = OPEN Match
Q: Which lakes are best for beginners?
A: If you are new to the sport, we recommend Pine Canal. As a former stock pond, you are more likely to catch a high volume of smaller fish.
Q: Can I park near my peg?
A: We have various parking spaces on the complex that are near the water of your choice. We also have disabled parking too!
Q: Do you offer night fishing?
A: No, we do not offer night fishing. To check our current opening times, click here
Q: Where do I collect tackle & bait that I have pre-purchased online?
A: Click & Collect is based at the Tackle & Bait shop in the main hub area of the fishery.
Q: Do you have a specimen lake?
A: We don’t have a specimen lake but the closest to this is our largest lake – Holbar. This has the largest Carp on the complex up to 27 lbs and many other species of fish.
Q: Can I bring a spectator?
A: Yes, you are permitted to bring one spectator free of charge. Spectators should not be fishing at any point.
Q: Can I just come down for a walk around the lakes?
A: Unfortunately not. As much as we would love to share the stunning surroundings with walkers, it can be very disruptive to the anglers. However, there are a selection of local walks on the public footpaths that surrounds the fishery and finish up at Partridge Lakes Cafe which is open to the public.