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The following fish of quality size are regularly caught: Roach, Rudd, Tench, Perch and Dace.

Updated 7 January 2021

Following the national lockdown announcement on the 4th of January 2021, local fishing is still permitted in England.

The government have confirmed that angling is a permitted form of exercise. Please remember you can only exercise once a day and you must not leave your village, town or part of a city where you live.


  • It’s against the law to travel outside your local area to fish and exercise. This means can only fish in your village, town or the part of a city where you live
  • If we are not local to you please use the Canal and River Trust’s fishery search to find a local place to fish. If you don’t have anywhere local to fish, you must take your daily exercise in a different way
  • Upon arrival you must go straight to the Visitor Centre and press the call button. A Ranger will then ask you to show your rod licence and ID before you buy a fishing ticket
  • You can fish alone, with members of your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household
  • Matches and overnight fishing are not permitted
  • If you’re meeting someone from another household, you should follow social distancing guidelines at all times. The same applies to any members of the public that you come across during your fishing.

For further information, please view the Angling Trust’s Advice Notes for Anglers.

Fishing information

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, which has a maximum depth of 2 metres, a natural clay bottom and covers an area of 9 acres.
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 15th June to the 15th March, every day from 8.30am. The park closing time varies throughout the year, please see our Opening Times page for details. 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.


Anglers under 13 don’t need an Environment Agency Rod Licence.  All other anglers need an Environment Agency Rod Licence and will not be issued a fishing ticket without one. Rod Licences for children aged between 13 and 16 are free. All licenses are available from Environment Agency Offices, through their website, by telephone 0870 1662 662 or at Post Offices.

Please note: Barbed hooks, floating baits, live baiting and spinning 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

Day ticket
Adult (17 to 65 yrs)£4.80
Senior (65 yrs+)£4.10
Junior (up to 16 yrs)£4.10