Fishing Permits

Fishing Permits

A valid fishing permit is required – please purchase these from reception or the tackle shop before fishing, it is not possible to purchase tickets on the bankside.

  • Daily and weekly permits available
  • Evening permits are available from 2pm
  • One permit is required per person
  • All Permits are for up to two rods
  • Concessions are available for senior citizens and juniors
  • under 12s can fish for free with a paying adult

2024 Fishing Ticket Prices

(Effective from March 1st 2024)

Day Ticket£11.00
Evening Ticket£8.00
3 Day Ticket£29.00
4 Day Ticket£39.00
7 Day Ticket£55.00
Yearly Ticket£250


Concession Ticket Prices:

Concessions tickets are strictly only offered to disabled anglers, OAPs over 65 and under 16’s

Day Ticket£10.00
Evening Ticket£7.00
3 Day Ticket£28.00
4 Day Ticket£34.00
7 Day Ticket£50.00
Yearly Ticket£225

Rules and Fish Care

  • Fishing is only available to guests staying at the park
  • Fishing is permitted dawn till dusk
  • A valid Cofton Fishing Permit is required to fish
  • Up to 2 rods permitted
  • A current Environment Agency rod licence is required for anglers over the age of 13 (anglers aged 13 – 16 can obtain a free licence from the Environment Agency)
  • All juniors (under the age of 16) to be supervised by an adult
  • Barbless hooks only, rig checks will take place.
  • No bolt rigs, fixed leads, fixed feeders, rig checks will take place.
  • No braided mainline
  • No bait boats
  • Every angler must have and use an unhooking mat (available to hire)
  • No fish to be retained (except organised matches and keepnets on Powderham Pool)
  • Keepnet use on Powderham Pool limited to 5 hours max.
  • No rods or poles to be left unattended
  • NO LITTER! Please use the bins provided
  • Unused bait NOT to be thrown in lakes, use bins provided
  • Fish only from constructed pegs
  • No moving fish between lakes
  • Return fish to the water using landing net or sling to avoid dropping fish
  • No standing up holding fish! Keep fish low to the ground over unhooking mat for photos

Specimen Lake Rules

  • Adult ticket Holders only
  • Fishing is Strictly dawn till dusk. No Fishing in the dark!
  • 2 rod limit
  • Specimen carp fishing only, rods must have a 2.25 tc minimum. No sea fishing rods allowed.
  • Barbless Hooks only. No barbed or Crushed Barbs allowed.
  • All rigs must be fish safe. The lead must eject if the fish becomes snagged.
  • Anglers must agree to rig checks when carried out.
  • A Minimum 12lb b/s line is required. 10lb b/s is allowed for surface fishing.
  • All anglers must have a 42” carp Landing Net and a large Beanie Style or Cradle Style unhooking mat.
  • We would like all anglers to be in possession of fish care antiseptic to treat wounds and hook holds.
  • Fish care should be practiced at all times. Do not stand up with fish. Carry the fish in a net or sling to and from the water. Photographs to be taken over a mat and low to the ground.
  • Fish only to be retained in net or floatation sling for the shortest time possible to allow for weighing and camera set up.
  • Fish only from constructed pegs.
  • No fishing in the reeds/ beyond the reed line
  • Do not leave rods unattended
  • No Bait boats
  • No Braided reel lines
  • No Nuts. Tiger nuts prepared in a tin or a jar can be used in moderation.
  • No wading.
  • Swim etiquette and boundaries. You can fish across swims but if someone turns up in a swim it is their water as designated by map and markers.
  • No saving swims and leaving tackle in swims if you are not fishing.

Sorry no dogs allowed around the fishing lakes