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The Moors Lake was dug in 1985, primarily to help control flooding along the lower reaches of the Moors River south of the Country Park. It is fed by the Moors River, has a maximum depth of 2 metres, a natural clay bottom and covers an area of 9 acres.
The following fish of quality size are regularly caught: Roach, Rudd, Tench, Perch and Dace.

The Rangers organise fishing tuition for children in the summer holidays with experienced angling coaches. See the events pages for more details.


Fishing is permitted on the west bank of Moors Lake from the 16th June to the 14th March, everyday from 8.30am to dusk (or 8pm if earlier). A day ticket must be purchased from the Information Point in the Visitor Centre prior to starting fishing.
Please note: at times of particularly high water, a number of the fishing bays may be submerged. The Rangers reserve the right to reserve fishing swims for fishing tuition sessions and events at any time. Please call to check availability.


An Environment Agency rod licence must be shown for persons aged 12 years and over. These are available from Environment Agency Offices, through their website www.environment-agency.gov.uk, by telephone 0870 1662 662 or at Post Offices.

Please note: Barbed hooks and floating baits are NOT allowed.  Fishing is not permitted on Crane Lake or the rivers at Moors Valley.
Maximum 2 rods per angler.
Please see our fishing leaflet for full terms and conditions.

Current charges

(valid until 14th March 2016)

Day ticket
Adult (17 to 65 yrs)£4.30
Senior (65 yrs+)£3.80
Junior (up to 16 yrs)£3.60

Fishing tuition sessions

Fishing tuition sessions

We offer fishing tuition sessions for children and families at some weekends and during the summer holidays.
Please note: we reserve the right to reserve all the fishing swims for these sessions.
All fishing swims will be closed to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 27 July and 26 August.
We apologise for any inconvenience.