As a venue for a fishing holiday Woodlakes is hard to beat. Its five tranquil lakes which cover 30 acres in all were formerly gravel pits and have been used by anglers for over 50 years. All the lakes are stocked with an array of coarse fish, most of which are descendants of the original stock.
One of the notable attractions of Woodlakes is the fabulous coarse fishing. All the lakes are well stocked with an array of fish including Carp (up to 40lbs in weight), Roach, Tench, Bream, Rudd, Perch, Pike and Eels. There is the spectacular 12 acre Championship Lake (reserved for residents and club members) which offers the patient angler some superb coarse specimens including Common and Mirror Carp, Bream reaching 12lbs, Tench reaching 10lbs along with Perch, Roach and Rudd.
Guests staying in our Norwegian Log cabins overlook the 8 acre Coarse Lake and have the benefit of being able to fish straight from the private swim in front of their cabin. This lake also boasts a wealth of fish including common, mirror, leather, linear and ghost carp.
For those after easier fishing there is the 4 acre Two Pole Lake with an abundance of Common and Mirror Carp weighing into double figures, and our 2 smaller lakes The S Pit and The North Lake.
The S-Pit runs parallel to the Two Pole lake. Here you will find a good head of fish including common carp, bream, tench, perch and roach. Its hidden swims provide a tranquil spot to while away the hours watching the wildlife and birds that frequent Woodlakes.
Finally there is the North lake which holds carp, tench, roach and rudd, and again this lake provides a peaceful spot to relax.
THE WOODLAKES ANGLING CLUB
Members may fish all five lakes at the advertised concessionary price for day tickets. The joining fee is £30. All members must complete an individual application form and on acceptance will be given a club card and a copy of the current rules and regulations. An annual season ticket costs £220
Members must be aged 18 or over and any infringement of our rules, disorderly or criminal behaviour will result in immediate forfeiture of club membership and blacklisting.
|Weekend / Bank Holiday
ex. Residents and Club Members
|Monday to Friday
(Concessions, Juniors and Residents)
|After 3pm (Monday to Friday)
N.B. Fishing is allowed betwen 7am and Dusk for day tickets. Night fishing is allowed only for log cabin guests and to club members.
Rules and Regulations
Barbless hooks only. N.B. One angler = one swim only.
All anglers must have a purpose-made weigh sling and unhooking mat, and a landing net suitable for specimen fish.
No keep nets. All fish to be returned quickly after weighing and photography.
Two rods per person. (Three may be used in the championship lake).
No nuts to be used either as hook baits or loose feed.
All juniors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
No bivies to be erected. Umbrellas only.
No "Beach caster" style fishing and no Spinning rigs are allowed.
Bait boats allowed in the championship lake only.
Use groundbait sparingly and not more than 2 Kilos per angler per day.
Braid not to be used as a main line.
Rods must not be left unattended. All anglers to remain with their rods: remote alarms are not allowed. For any absence, lines must be withdrawn from the water and bait removed.
The championship lake is for members only and log-cabin guests.
Please leave no litter and keep noise to a minimum.