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

Black Swan Lake

The largest lake at the country park comprising of a 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.

White Swan Lake

Our premier fishing lake 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.


Twyford Reserve

An excellent all round fishery with 20 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

This majestic river winds its way across the western side of the 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 day tickets and day season tickets. Please note a closed season applies from 15 March to 15 June.


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

Day tickets and day season tickets are only available for the River Loddon, White Swan lake and Longmoor Lake at California Country Park. You can purchase day tickets from our car park ticket machines. Please have the exact money as our machines won't give change. Day season tickets can be purchased by telephone card payment. Please email 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 and the guest fishing rules.  If you have any further questions please give us a call on 0118 9342016. 


Fishing charges

Day ticket

  • £5 per rod up to maximum of two rods per person

Day season ticket   

  • 1 April - 31 March
  • Standard: £72.20 per rod 
  • Concessionary (under 16s, pensioners, disabled and unemployed people): £51.60 per rod
  • Maximum of two rods per person

Annual specimen group membership

  • White swan Lake: £590 per person
  • White swan Lake (winter): £235.30 per person
  • Black swan Lake: £590 per person
  • Twyford Reserve: £230 per person
  • River Loddon: £140 per person
  • Gold ticket: £1150 per person
  • Guests: £20 per person per night - maximum of 3 nights (72 hours)

Our specimen group membership is so popular we have to operate a waiting list system. To join the waiting list, please complete and return the application form below:

Other fishing opportunities

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