York Coarse Fishing Lake
York Fishing Lake
The water can be a little tricky at times and there is a knack to catching the fish here.
It is a single lake covering 6 acres in total. There are lots of marginal features and also islands and reeds to fish to.
Fishing is from flagged pegs, with many of them suitable for anglers with disabilities.
Types of Coarse Fish at Lakeside
Rudd are also present 2 1/2 lb being the best. There are also very good carp (30 lb+) for the taking as well as a lot of stockies.
Tench are hard fighters and come out approaching the 9 lb mark on a regular basis.
There is a shoal of bream that patrol and if they find the bait you will pull fish of 2 – 3 lb out with fish to double figures present.
If you can get the fish in close enough then the pole will score well.
There are also chub stocked with fish to 3 lb, Perch to a pound and a half, and a good head of crucian carp to 3 lb. Ide are stocked with better fish to 5 lb.
Although ground bait is allowed don’t pile it in, as it doesn’t work well here. Get a feeder out with worm and caster, switching to corn will see the bites coming.
The carp are tuned into the pellets, an edge can be gained by swilling them in a smelly glug first such as tutti frutti or liquid pellet.
I would also consider taking corn and worm. Floating baits work well for the carp in the warmer weather.
Day Fishing Tickets
Day tickets for non-residents £8, 1 or 2 rods and for residents £7, 1 or 2 rods.
From 1st March to 31st October, the water is open from 7.00 am till 9.00 pm or dusk whichever the earlier.
From 1st November to 28th February (winter), the water is open from 8.00 am until dusk.
Car Parking, Toilets & Facilities at Lakeside
There is secure car parking, toilet facilities and snacks available for purchase. Our small shop on site sells pellets and groundbait.
Towards the island you get approximately 15 feet of water to fish from.
With trees surrounding the water it can also be a good winter venue. The water holds a good head of fish.
The roach are fin perfect and a lot of them are approaching the 1 lb mark.
No Under 16s allowed
Please see the fishing lake rules page.