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Angling Trust says "Stop fishing to save lives and the NHS"

The Angling Trust is advising all anglers to stop fishing until further notice.

In a statement the Trust said: "In light of the Government's announcement on March 23, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal are asking that all anglers follow the current guidance and stop fishing. Whilst we understand the proven benefits on active lifestyles, physical health and mental wellbeing that angling provides, it is not currently classified as one of the safe exercises in which to engage. The Angling Trust have sought clarification on this point and we hope to work with Government, the Environment Agency and Sport England as things move forward to ensure that access to fishing and the benefits it brings are part of the nation's plan for ensuring our community's health and wellbeing. For now though, we as a community must take responsible action to protect ourselves, our families and our communities through this period. This is about saving lives and supporting the NHS."

The statement follows hot on the heels of its earlier advice for all fisheries in the UK to close with immediate effect following the Government's instruction for people to stay at home for three weeks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Anglers are advised to heed the Government's latest instruction and reduce contact with other people to a minimum. They can read the latest advice to anglers and fishery owners by following this link.

Environment Agency spent £33.5 million on fisheries last year

The Environment Agency spent £33.5 million in providing a fisheries service and funding fisheries projects in England last year despite receiving only £21 million from rod licence holders, according to the Agency's latest Annual Report on Fisheries. Click here for the full story.

Increased political certainty could see upturn in fisheries market

Fenn Wright's 'Water and Leisure Review 2020'

The coming year is expected to see an increase in the number of fisheries coming to the market following the removal of political uncertainty as a result of the general election and the Brexit process moving forward, according to fishery sales specialists Fenn Wright. The company said: "Our view is that there is some pent up demand from buyers who have been assessing their options and postponing investment. The main factors which support this include the availability of bank borrowing, which is still available on reasonable terms, together with low interest rates." Click here for the full story

Angel records tumble as anglers haul in 'astronomical' catches

2020 was another cracking year for fishing at County Durham's Angel of the North as match records tumbled in quick succession culminating in a huge haul of 602lbs taken by Angel regular Andy Hudson setting a new venue record. Follow the link for more information.

Whetstone stays open for angling

Rumours that Whetstone Gorse Fishery is about to close have been debunked following the announcement by operator Martin Whetstone that he has signed a new lease on the fishery and intends to continue running it as a day ticket water.

Furnace Mill changes opening times

Worcestershire's Furnace Mill is close for angling and rifle range shooting on Mondays and Tuesdays until the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

End of an era at Kingston Pools

Kingston Fishing Pools has closed its doors to angling following the sale of the 360-acre arable farm for development. A fishery for more than 40 years, it is planned that the four pools will form part of a green amenity space once housing development has been completed on the site

Coming soon - a pretty lily pad pool in Herefordshire...

Because of the appaling weather over the last couple of months and many fisheries reporting a significant drop off in the number of anglers going fishing, we have decided to hold off publishing details of Rosefern Pool. However, here's what you will be able to look forward to when spring eventually arrives!

A little known but delightful pool hidden from the main A44 Worcester to Leominster road as you enter the market town of Bromyard, Rosefern Pool was for many years run as a syndicate water but opened for day ticket angling early in 2019 and has already attracted a small but faithful local following. Stocked with more than a dozen species including carp reputed to run to 20lbs, it is an easy water to fish with natural grass pegs and few facilities except for a hard standing car park. It is ideal for parents with younger anglers as the roach and roach/rudd hybrids can give you virtually a fish a cast.

Recent additions - Fairgirth Trout Loch north of the border...

Fairgirth Trout Loch offers fly fishing from the bank and a boat for rainbow, tiger and brown trout between 2lbs and 15lbs about four miles from Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway. An attractive water with some lovely fish, Fairgirth is about two acres in size and has a small Members Lodge which is often open when season ticket holders are fishing the loch. Day tickets are avaiable from the local tackle shop.

... heading into the Shropshire hills...

Anglers who love finding remote fisheries will love Betchcott Lake (left) deep in the countryside just north of Church Stretton in Shropshire. Although Betchcott was developed 40 years ago by daming a valley, you can be forgiven for thinking it was formed naturally. If you love fishing far from the madding crowd at a venue which is set in delightful surroundings and where you are almost 100 per cent certain of a good day catching a variety of fish - this will be the place for you! Follow the link to check it out.

The 'new' Dad's Pool at Temple Farm Fishery     ...and Temple opens medieval Pool

New at Leicestershire's Temple Farm Fishery is Dad's Pool (right). Believed to date back to Medieval times and possbly as early as the late 1200s, Dad's is a delightful medium-sized pool with islands and abundant water lilies which is set apart from the main fishery at the far end of the main pool. If you love secluded fishing in delighful surroundings you ought to try this one.

Broad Acres offers mid-week fishing tuition

Worcestershire's Broad Acres Fishery has introduced mid-week one-to-one fishing tuition for new, novice and experienced anglers. The two hour sessions cost £10.00 for juniors under 16 and £20.00 for adults plus the cost of the day ticket. Tackle and bait will be provided for anglers who have not fished before although existing anglers should bring their own tackle and the bait they wish to use. Phone Pete Rice on 07510 697224 or Mandy Morgan on 07866 721141 for further information or to book. on Facebook - come and like us has its own Facebook page where anglers can post photos, stories and comments on their latest angling antics. Why not share your latest catch or leave a message by following this link or clicking on the Facebook logo to the left. See you there!

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Anchor Meadow - Warks Avon
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Furnace Mill - Worcs
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Butlers Hill - Warks/Oxon
Stone End Farm - Gloucs
Hopsford Hall - Warwicks
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Chorley Springs has changed hands with the new owner looking to make several improvements to the fishery. Please check back shortly for more information.

Following a fall in membership, Studley Angling Club has been incorporated into Wixford AC which has a stretch of the River Arrow at Studley Park. Further information can be obtained from John Bushell on 07879 624248.

In common with an increasing number of fisheries, Staffordshire's Pipehill Fisheries has banned the taking of stink bags onto the site in a move to prevent the spread of disease.

Free licences attract the youngsters

The number of young people going fishing has increased significantly since the introduction of free junior licences last year.

According to the Environment Agency a total of 79,000 junior licences - which are freely available on the internet - were issued over the year, representing a 53 per cent increase.

The age bracket for free junior licences has changed from 12-16 to 13-16 year olds. Those under 13 do not need a licence to fish.

Click on an area of the map to find a fishery near you
Click on a Region for a fishery in the selected area

With over 120 featured fisheries and more in the pipeline it is no longer becoming practical simply to list them all in alphabetical order.

As a result, we have introduced this searchable map which will take you to a sub-index of fisheries in each specific region of the UK.

To find a list of fisheries listed just move your cursor over the relevant area of the UK and click to follow the link. At the bottom of each sub-index you will find a link which will bring you back to our homepage.

Below are links to over 120 day-ticket, pleasure, match and holiday coarse and game angling venues which offer fishing on over 500 different lakes, pools and stretches of river. Because anglers like to see as well as read about waters they may want to fish, the site is photo-intensive.

You can visit us again quickly and easily by bookmarking this page...

Links to fisheries in England and Wales

A12 Cuton Lakes - Essex
Alcott Farm - Worcestershire
Alderneuk Fishery - Dumfries
Alvechurch Fisheries - West Midlands
Anchor Meadow - Warwks Avon
Andy's Fishing Lake - Herefordshire
Angel of the North - Co. Durham
Arrow Valley Lake - West Midlands
Astwood Fishery - Worcestershire
Avalon Fisheries - Somerset
Avington Trout Fishery - Hampshire
Baden Hall - Eccleshall, Staffs
Bake Lakes - Cornwall
Beaver Fishery - Surrey
Betchcott Lake - Shropshire
Birch House Lakes - Derbyshire
Blake Hall Fisheries - Staffs
Bluebell Lakes - Northants
Blythe Waters - West Midlands
Boddington Reservoir - Northants
Bolingey Lakes - Cornwall
Boyce Holiday Park - Worcs
Broad Acres Fishery - Worcs
Bury Hill Fisheries - Surrey
Bussells Farm - Devon
Butlers Hill - Warks/Oxon
Charlecombe Fishery - Devon
Chequered Lake - Shropshire
Chester Lakes Fishery - Cheshire
Chorley Springs - Staffordshire
Cider Farm Lakes - Somerset
Clattercote Reservoir - Oxfordshire
Clivey Ponds Fishery - Wiltshire
Coking Farm Fishery - Dorset
Coombe Pool - West Midlands
Coombe Water Fishery - Devon
Coppice Lane Pools - Staffs
Cottington Lakes - Kent
Cuckoo's Rest Fishery - Wiltshire
Dave's Pool - Leicestershire
Drayton Reservoir - Northants
Earlswood Lakes - West Midlands
Eden Vale Lake - Wiltshire
Emperor Lakes Fishery - Devon
Evesbatch Fisheries - Herefordshire
Fairwood Lakes - Wiltshire
Fairgirth Trout Loch - Dumfries
Fennes Fisheries - Essex
Four Ponds Fishery - Devon
Furnace Lakes - West Sussex
Furnace Mill - Worcestershire
Ginger Hill - South Wales
Greenhill Fishery - Dumfries
Hampton Springs Fishery - Cheshire
Hamstall Pleasure Fishery - Staffs
Hawford Bridge Fishery - Worcs
Highway Farm Fishery - Dorset
Hillview Lakes - Gloucestershire

Hopsford Hall - Warwickshire
Kingfisher Trout Lake - Hereford
Kingston Fishing Pools - Warks
Kingsbury Water Park - Warwickshire
Lanny's Lagoon - Warwickshire
Little Fishery Farm - Leicestershire
Little Pit Fishery - Leicestershire
Llandyfan Fishing Park - South Wales
Lower Broadheath - Worcestershire
Lyons Gate Fishery - Dorset
Meadowlands - West Midlands
Mill Farm Fishery - West Sussex
Milton Pools - Oxfordshire
Modder Pool - West Midlands
Monk Lakes - Kent
Naseby Reservoir - Northants
New Barn Farm - Devon
New Farm Fishery - Cheshire
Nine Oaks Angling Centre - Wales
Oakham Farm - Warwickshire
Oham Lakes - Lincolnshire
Packington Somers - West Midlands
Passies Ponds - West Sussex
Patshull Park - Shropshire
Peatling Pools - Leicestershire
Peatling Match Lakes - Leics
Pipehill Fisheries - Staffordshire
Pool House Farm - Staffordshire
Pridewood Hops - Herefordshire
Revels Fishery - Dorset
The Riddings - Warwickshire
Rood Ashton Fishery - Wiltshire
Ryton Pool - West Midlands
Seven Meadows - Warwickshire Avon
Snowland Fisheries - Cornwall
Spring Rock Fishery - mid Wales
Springwood Fishery - Kent
Stockton Reservoir - Warwickshire
Stone End Farm - Gloucestershire
Stones Fishery - Kent
Summerhayes Fisheries - Somerset
Sumners Ponds - West Sussex
Temple Farm - Leicestershire
The Sedges Fishery - Somerset
Three Island Lake - Bedfordshire
Todber Manor Fishery - Dorset
Tring Reservoirs - Hertfordshire
Trinity Waters - Somerset
Viaduct Fishery - Somerset
Wapperwell Pond Fishery - Devon
Weston Lawns - Warwickshire
West Pitt Farm Fishery - Devon
Whetstone Gorse - Leicestershire
White Springs Lakes - South Wales
Willow Farm Fishery - Worcestershire
Witherington Farm Fishery - Wiltshire
Woodlands Fishery - Lincolnshire
Woods Farm - West Midlands

Match-only venues

Peatling Match Lakes - Leicestershire

Flight Match Lake - West Midlands

Venues which offer Trout Fishing

Alderneuk Fishery - Dumfries
Avington Trout Fishery - Hampshire
Fairgirth Trout Loch - Dumfries
Ginger Hill - South Wales

Greenhill Fishery - Dumfries
Kingfisher Trout Lake - Herefordshire
Nine Oaks Fishery - West Wales
Patshull Park - Shropshire

Angling holidays, breaks and accommodation

Details of British Rod-caught Record Fish

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