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Leave your 'Stink Bag' in the car!

In a bid to reduce the risk of spreading disease, Worcestershire's Astwood Fishery has become the latest in a growing number of venues which insists that anglers leave net bags in their vehicles before starting to fish.

Although most fisheries require anglers to dip their nets before fishing, there is a growing body of evidence that it takes up to half an hour's immersion for this to be effective and that the best way to prevent the spread of diseases such as KHV is for anglers to use only dry nets.

This is why Astwood owner Frank Kean asks match anglers to stretch out their keepnets behind their pegs before tackling up and for all anglers to use dry or aired landing nets.

An angler fishing a friendly 'knock-up' match at Astwood landed a 6lb 13oz eel from Peg 27 on Smokey Joe's on Sunday, May 8. Float fishing worm and caster, Daz Randle returned the fish but, because he doesn't like eels, didn't bother to have the fish photographed. Whilst the record is 11lbs, most eels are rarely caught above 3lbs, making this latest catch a true speciemen. As Frank said: "For all we know there are even bigger ones in there!".

Broad Acres to hold Friday evening Opens

Broad Acres Fishery near Droitwich is to hold a series of Friday evening Open Matches on Charlies and Bills pools starting on May 20.

With an entry fee of £20.00 all-in, the draw will be taken at 5.00pm with fishing from 6.00pm until 9.00pm and there will be prizes for first, second and third place overall plus a prize for each water is two pools are used. Click here for more.

Jan Porter loses his battle against cancer

The angling community has been saddened by the news that angling personality Jan Porter has lost his battle against cancer and has died at the age of 59.

The author of books and TV programmes on angling, Jan had run his own tackle shop and been a notable figures on the match angling scene. He also put together an impressive personal best list of specimen fish.

On Jan's Facebook page his wife Mel posted: "It is with much sadness to say that my gorgeous, wonderful, loving husband and father to Sam and Danielle, Jan, passed away yesterday evening. After battling cancer for the past three-and-a-half years he managed to hang on for two years longer than expected through sheer determination and passion for life.

Jan died at the Myton Hospice after spending the last two weeks of his life there. The service and attention he received were exceptional and we are so very grateful that he ended his life in such a dignified way and in no pain whatsoever."

Mel added that Jan's wish is to have a very private quiet funeral adding: "In his words 'If Bowie can do it, so can I' so please respect this. He leaves his wife Mel and daughters Sam and Danielle and their three children, the newest addition Chester, being born the morning before Jan died.

Anglers are asked not to send flowers or cards but instead to help the charity-run hospice and donate on

The Angling Trust's Facebook page posted: "We are very sad to hear that Jan Porter has passed away. One of fishing's most recognisable personalities, respected for his many achievements in various branches of the sport and always with a smile on his face. A true Ambassador for Angling and an inspiration for thousands who like us, enjoyed his TV and written work - he will be sadly missed."

Don't forget to renew your Environment Agency rod licence

The Environment Agency is reminding anglers that all full rod licences expired at the end of March and that they need to get their 2016/2017 licences before they go fishing.

According to the EA, more than half a million anglers now buy their new season licence online. The agency also says that the good news is that for the sixth year running licence prices are the same at £27 for a full trout and coarse licence and £72 for a salmon and sea trout licence.

To renew your licence on line Just follow this link.

Furnace Mill hots up to become 'stripey superwater'

Worcestershire's Furnace Mill Fishery near Kidderminster has been stocked with large numbers of huge perch to turn the venue into a stripey superwater.

Owner Ed Brown (right) has stocked more than 60 fish to 4lb 12oz to cater for the growing number of anglers who want an alternative to carp and to provide even better year-round fishing. The fish have been split equally between the fishery's Mucky Meadow and Furnace pools. Click here for more.

Wassell Grove and Ockeridge drop price

The owners of two Midlands fisheries have reduced the asking price for their venues with Wassell Grove near Hagley dropping the price to £399,000 and Ockeridge Lakes near Little Witley in Worcestershire (left) coming down to £100,000 as well as placing it under a joint agency agreement.

Follow this link for more information and updated .pdf files of the sales particulars for both these fisheries.

Voluntary bailiff scheme rolls out in the Midlands

A new service to recruit voluntary bailiffs which was successfully piloted in the South East by the Angling Trust and Environment Agency has been rolled out in the Midlands.

The new Midlands Voluntary Bailiff Service went live at the end of February and covers Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire when a total of 33 successful applicants attended an inaugural mandatory induction day held near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Follow this link for more information.

Proposed changes to rod licences in 2017

Following public consultation, the Environment Agency is proposing to introduce a more flexible rod licence for 2017 including making the licence run for 12 months from the date of purchase.

It also proposes to introduce a new three-rod licence as well as the standard two-rod licence and allow junior anglers to fish without having to buy a rod licence.

However, the sting in the tail is that the Environment Agency is also proposing to increase the licence fee for the first time in seven years, although final details of by how much still has to be announced.

From £20,000 to £1,350,000 - fisheries come to the market

Cromwell Lake Carp Fishery - NottinghamshireEaster is traditionally the time for people to start returning to the property market - and with Spring around the corner we have updated our Fisheries For Sale page with 10 venues which range in price from £20,000 for fishing rights on a largely unfished stretch of Shropshire's River Rea to £1,350,000 for a well established top carp fishery in Nottinghamshire with its own residence.

If you fancy splashing out on a fishery of your own then visit our Fisheries for Sale section.

For Sale - West Pitt Farm Coarse Fishery - Devon

West PittTwo well stocked fishing lakes with potential for a third lake and planning consent for four lodges in a stunning mid-Devon location. A one bedroom cottage is also available by separate negotiation.

Accessible but secluded with ample parking, the spring-fed lakes are set in 11.4 acres of pasture land and surrounded by unspoilt countryside near Tiverton. The fishery is about two and half miles from Junction 27 of the M5 motorway and midway between Taunton and Exeter. Offers in excess of £200,000.

Click here for more information.

Recent additions - two well established new fisheries

Small but perfectly formed is a good way to describe Wild Oak Fishery. Set in the Staffordshire countryside outside Coven near Wolverhampton, Wild Oak (right) is stocked with a good mix of fish including common and mirror carp which are known to run to 26lbs with a decent smattering of 20s; a good head of crucians to about 2lbs; tench to a similar size; bream to 1lb 8oz with a few larger specimens and roach, rudd and even dace. With a mix of open water, bays, islands and sheltered channels this is a lovely varied venue where you can't help but catch.

Another long established pool which only opened for day ticket angling at the beginning of the month is Leicestershire's Little Fishery Farm (left). Used as a stock pond for the original waters at nearby Peatling Pools Fishery, it is crammed with fish including common and mirror carp, tench, perch and roach. Because of the large number of fish in the pool it is an great spot for catching a lot of fish quickly and is ideal for a 'dads and lads' session or a family day out. An added attraction is that the farm breeds Alpacas, chickens, ducks and even pigs - so offers more than just the fishing. joins Facebook - come and like us now 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!

Pendock Sleeping Pods
Sleeping Pods for fisheries or home

Pendock Pods (left) are ideal for fishery owners looking to provide their anglers with a cost-effective alternative to anglers' own bivvies or more expensive log cabins, whilst the company's attractively designed Hobbit Pod is idea for use as children's playhouse or retreat in gardens, campsites and pub play areas. Follow this link to find out more about Pendock Pods.

Latest updates

River Arrow (Studley AS)
Broad Acres - Worcs
Woods Farm - West Midlands
Butlers Hill - Warks/Oxon
Furnace Mill - Worcestershire
Kingsbury Water Park - Warks
Meadowlands - West Midlands
Arrow Valley - West Midlands
Fisheries for Sale
Lanny's Lagoon - Warks Astwood Fishery - Worcs
Kingston Pools - Warks
Fisherwick Lakes - Staffs
Wild Oak Fishery - Staffs
Angel of the North - Durham
Andy's Lake - Herefordshire
Three Island Lake - Beds
Peatling Pools - Leics
News bites...

Warwickshire's Studley Angling Club which has two stretches of the River Arrow has announced its 2016/2017 prices. Day tickets cost £5.00 whilst annual memberships are £24.00 for adults; £16.00 for OAPs; £15.00 for students and trainees; and £5.00 for juniors.

More than 300 tench weighing about 8oz have been added to Top and Middle Lake at Warwickshire's Lanny's Lagoon with the bulk of the fish going into Top Lake.

Last year's stocking at Pool House Farm near Tamworth of 100 barbel and 400 ide, all between six and eight inches, is providing dividends with the barbel now coming out at a foot long.

Warwickshire's Kingsbury Water Park will once again be hosting a programme of angling events in 2016 including the Midlands Carp Cup, night fishing sessions and weekly 'Let's Family Fish' during the summer school holidays.

Meadowlands restricts the use of 8mm pellets

Coventry's Meadowlands Fishery has restricted the feeding of 8mm pellets on its Lamsdown Lake after anglers complained that fishing was becoming 'too one-dimensional'. The move follows a similar restriction two years ago on the smaller Warren Pool.

The change means that anglers are now only allowed to feed 8mm pellets between April 1 and October 30 and must restrict their use to 1kg per session.

It is hoped the move will improve the fishing and catch rates all year round, especially in winter.

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 100 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 100 day-ticket, pleasure, match and holiday coarse and game angling venues which offer fishing on over 450 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. We have tried to keep picture file sizes reasonably small without detracting from their quality.

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
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
Avington Trout Fishery - Hampshire
Baden Hall - Eccleshall, Staffs
Beaver Fishery - Surrey
Birch House Lakes - Derbyshire
Blake Hall Fisheries - Staffs
Bluebell Lakes - Northants
Blythe Waters - West Midlands
Boddington Reservoir - Northants
Boyce Holiday Park - Worcs
Brickhill Farm Fishery - Northants
Broad Acres Fishery - Worcs
Bury Hill Fisheries - Surrey
Butlers Hill - Warks/Oxon
Chester Lakes Fishery - Cheshire
Chequered Lake - Shropshire
Chorley Springs - Staffordshire
Clattercote Reservoir - Oxfordshire
Coombe Pool - West Midlands
Coppice Lane Pools - Staffs
Cottington Lakes - Kent
Drayton Reservoir - Northamptonshire
Earlswood Lakes - West Midlands
Evesbatch Fisheries - Herefordshire
Fennes Fisheries - Essex
Fisherwick Lakes - Staffordshire
Furnace Lakes - West Sussex
Furnace Mill - Worcestershire
Ginger Hill - South Wales
Hampton Springs Fishery - Cheshire
Hamstall Pleasure Fishery - Staffs
Hawford Bridge Fishery - Worcs
Heyford Fishery - Northamptonshire
Hillview Lakes - Gloucestershire
Hopsford Hall - Warwickshire
Jersey Wood Fishery - Warwickshire
Kingfisher Trout Lake - Hereford
Kingston Fishing Pools - Warks
Kingsbury Water Park - Warwickshire
Lakeside Fishery - Leicestershire
Lanny's Lagoon - Warwickshire
Little Fishery Farm - Leicestershire
Little Pit Fishery - Leicestershire
Llandyfan Fishing Park - South Wales
Lower Broadheath - Worcestershire
Meadowlands - West Midlands
Mill Farm Fishery - West Sussex
Milton Pools - Oxfordshire
Modder Pool - West Midlands
Monk Lakes - Kent
Naseby Reservoir - Northamptonshire
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
Pixley Pools - Herefordshire
Pool House Farm - Staffordshire
Pridewood Hops - Herefordshire
Redbank Pools - Herefordshire
The Riddings - Warwickshire
River Arrow (Studley AS) - Warwks
Rookley Country Park - Isle of Wight
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
Sumners Ponds - West Sussex
Temple Farm - Leicestershire
Three Island Lake - Bedfordshire
Tring Reservoirs - Hertfordshire
Twyford Farm - Worcestershire
Watersmeet - Gloucestershire
Weston Lawns - Warwickshire
Whetstone Gorse - Leicestershire
White Springs Lakes - South Wales
Wild Oak Fishery - Staffordshire
Wildmoor Waters - Gloucestershire
Willow Farm Fishery - Worcestershire
Woodlands Fishery - Lincolnshire
Woods Farm - West Midlands

Match-only venues

Peatling Match Lakes - Leicestershire
Flight Match Lake - West Midlands

Venues which offer Trout Fishing

Avington Trout Fishery - Hampshire
Fisherwick Lakes - Staffordshire
Ginger Hill - South Wales
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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