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Fishing

Fishing

  

Fishing 


Our lakes are considered some of the premier specimen venues in the UK with specimen group membership, season tickets and casual day tickets available.
 

Black Swan Lake - (Members Only) OPEN

The largest lake at Dinton Pastures Country Park comprising of an 84 acre former gravel pit with two islands and 40 swims. The lake has been continually stocked for the past 20 years and is notable for surprising anglers with many unknown fish. Open to specimen group members only with a waiting list for new members - 

Please note: the Black Swan Lake waiting list is currently closed due to a lengthy waiting time.     
 

White Swan Lake - (Members and Casual Day Fishing) OPEN

Our premier fishing lake at Dinton Pastures Country Park with 90 swims over 24 acres of former gravel pit. It is stocked with top quality Carp, Rudd and Roach. Open to day tickets and day season tickets for daytime fishing. Night fishing open to specimen group members only with a waiting list for new members.

Please note: the White Swan Lake waiting list is currently closed due to a lengthy waiting time.

 

Twyford Reserve - (Members Only) OPEN

An excellent all round fishery in Twyford with 15 swims around a 26 acre gravel pit, weir pool and stretch of the River Loddon. A low stocking of carp with good tench, bream , pike, barbell and chub. Open to specimen group members only with a waiting list for new members.
 

River Loddon - (Members and Casual Day Fishing) Open

This majestic river winds its way across the western side of Dinton Pastures Country Park. You can find an exceptionally good quality of fish in the river, with Barbel, Chub, Perch and Pike being the main target. Fishing the river within the country park is open to casual day tickets and day season tickets. Please note a closed season applies from 15 March to 15 June.


Longmoor Lake - (Members and Casual Day Fishing) OPEN

Longmoor Lake is a 6.5 acre estate lake based at California Country Park, Nine Mile Ride, Finchampstead, RG40 4HT.

With 5 islands, the lake is stocked as a general coarse fishery with good numbers of pike, perch and roach and some tench. Carp, however, are the most targeted species in the lake with up to 90 fish present to a top weight of 36lbs 

Rules

Before fishing, please read our fishing rules (PDF document)       

 

Casual day tickets and day season tickets  for the River Loddon, White Swan lake and Longmoor Lake at California Country Park:

You can purchase casual day tickets from our car park ticket machines. Please see Fishing Charges below.

 

Day season tickets can be purchased by telephone card payment. Please email countryside@wokingham.gov.uk for further information.
 

Fishing is allowed from 7am to dusk. Night fishing is open to specimen group members only. A flexible closed season applies on our lakes, which are currently open.


Please read our specimen group members night fishing rules (PDF Document)

 

If you have any further questions please give us a call on 0118 9342016 Option 2.

  

Fishing charges

Casual Day ticket:

  • £6 per rod  and a maximum of two rods per person. To buy day ticket using the car park machine please enter the word “FISH” as your car registration number and enter the word “FISH” as a reference. Please pay for your car parking separately.
  • Environment Agency Rod Licence - all anglers over the age of 12 must have a current EA Rod Licence before fishing on our sites. Please apply via the Environment Agency. 

 

Day Season Tickets  1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022 
 Standard £82.50 per rod 
 Concession  (under 16s, pensioners, disabled
and unemployed)
£60.50 per rod


(Maximum 2 rods per person)


Annual Specimen Group Memberships  1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022 
White Swan Lake  £671.00 per person
 White Swan Lake (winter only) £264.00 per person
 Black Swan Lake £671.00 per person
 River Loddon £140.00 per person
 Twyford Reserve £300.00 per person
Longmoor Lake  £242.00 per person 
 Gold Ticket £1320.00 per person
 Guest Ticket £30.00 per person per night 

(guest tickets can be used for a maximum of 3 nights (72 hours) - Black Swan, White Swan, River Loddon and Longmoor Lake only. No Guesting on Twyford Reserve.


Our specimen group memberships are so popular, we have to operate a waiting list system. To join a waiting list, please complete and return the application form below and email to countryside@wokingham.gov.uk The deposit payment to be made once you have returned the form. Payment is by credit/debit card by telephone. No cash payments taken. Tel: 0118 9342016 Option 2.

Please note that due to the lengthy waiting time of approximately 4-6 years, the Black Swan, White Swan and GOLD waiting lists have been closed for the foreseeable future. 

Other fishing opportunities

Wokingham borough is home to a number of other fishing venues. Visit the council's fishing webpage for more information.