About Junior Lakes
Junior Lakes are now closed for 2018. They are due to reopen on 16th February 2019 (weather dependent).
During our open period, the Junior Lakes will be open from 10am to 5pm- 7 days a week (including bank holidays)!
The Junior Lakes are made up of three very well stocked ponds, with a mixture of fish including carp up to 10lb, tench, roach and perch. It’s the perfect place for novice anglers (young or old!) to come and enjoy the pleasure of catching fish. No booking is required, simply turn up when you want to start fishing!
Don’t worry if you have never fished before and don’t know where to start – we’ve got everything covered! You can turn up empty handed and we can kit you out completely. We hire out basic fishing equipment; our whips are set up and ready to go with no reel so tangles are kept to a minimum. We sell bait, including maggots, homemade paste and sweetcorn. We also have a water bailiff on site who will be happy to show you how to set up and will be there throughout the day should you need any help. Feel free to ask him for guidance if you are struggling to catch and he can give you some extra advice.
You do not require an environment agency fishing licence to fish our Junior Lakes as we are covered by our own blanket licence. However if you don’t have your own licence please let us know as we need to take your details to be added to our licence. Children under 12 years of age do not require a licence but to be on the safe side their supervising adult should be added to our licence in case they want to hold the rod to assist their child.
Three well stocked ponds with carp up to 10lb+ and a mixture of other species including: tench, roach, perch and the occasional eel, our Junior lakes are the perfect place for the novice angler young or old to come and enjoy the pleasure of catching fish.
** Please be aware that BBQ’S are not permitted on our Junior Lakes. Picnics may be consumed but only around the Junior Lakes where seating is provided. Please help us keep this area clean and tidy by either taking your litter home or using the bins provided. Food can be purchased from Waterside Cafe (situated on site) to eat in or takeaway. Thank you for your co-operation. **
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - 10AM to 5PM. NO BOOKING NECESSARY.
Junior – (To fish for the day or any part of the day) – £7.00
Adult – (To fish for the day or any part of the day) – £10.00
Adult – (Fishing, Accompanying a child fishing) – £8.00
Spectators – £1.00
Rod – £2.50 Net – £2.00
We do our best to ensure that we have enough rods and nets available to hire, however we do have a limited stock and on occasions our ponds can get very busy. We recommend arriving as early as possible to start your session to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your cooperation.
Maggots – £3.00 Sweetcorn – £2.00 Paste – £3.00
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE CARD PAYMENTS ON OUR JUNIOR LAKES. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
- Children aged 16 and under must not be left unsupervised.
- Fish are not to be killed or taken off site – all fish should be returned to the water using a net.
- Please handle all fish with care.
- Please wet your hands before handling the fish – DO NOT use a cloth to hold a fish.
- Always unhook fish carefully and return to the water as quickly as possible.
- Please unhook on the grass or on an unhooking mat if you have one- not on the concrete or gravel.
- Disgorgers are available from the bailiff on request (To be returned)
- Do not pull on the line to remove a hook from a fish.
- Do not leave rods in the water unattended.
- Please use the bin or take your litter home with you. Bait buckets should be returned to the bailiff.
If you need assistance in anyway please do not hesitate to ask the water bailiff. (Contact number: 07986 518 801)
Thank you for your cooperation.