The Pit

Created in 1980 and covering roughly 2.5 acres, The Pit is widely respected as a quiet, tranquil and above all friendly fishing lake with its own on-site bait shop, where you can also pick up a cup of tea or an ice cream.

There are 24 swims around the outside of The Pit, and in summer months or on bank holidays it is advisable to arrive early as it does get busy.

The Pit is host to many varieties of fish, including Carp, Crucian, Tench, Perch and Roach. The largest carp to be caught in The Pit so far is 27lbs and one of our regulars recently caught a 10lb tench and a 9lb barbel.

On the site is ‘The Hut’, which is where you fill in your tickets outside of reception opening hours (see ‘how to pay’) and also a unisex toilet with hot and cold running water. The car park has plenty of space for everyone and the lakes are within easy walking distance. Registered disabled users with a valid blue badge may drive right up to the lake, weather permitting (please check with reception).

Opening Times 

Bait Shop

We stock a wide selection of baits and we also sell maggots at £2.60/pint & £1.60/half pint. Bait Shop opening times are 7am-11am & 12pm-5pm April to September. Open fewer hours in October. 

Available in our main reception - come and get a hot drink and a snack at the same time! 

How to Pay

On arrival you should pay for your day ticket in the Reception/Bait Shop. If the reception isn’t open then please pay at "The Hut" which is easily visible from the car park; it is also the location of the WC.

Simply enter your name and the amount you have paid into the duplicate book, retain the top copy for proof of purchase, fill in the details on the envelope and place fee in the envelope and post it in the box mounted on a pole between "The Hut" and the waters edge (details of how to pay are in The Hut too). We walk around the lake frequently checking tickets and hooks.

Fishing Prices Rules for Fishing The Pit