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Fishing At Clawford Lakes

We care about the welfare of our fish

We pride ourselves on the welfare and sustainability of Clawford Lakes’ fish as well as the wildlife and birdlife that share our beautiful 80-acre estate. That’s why we only allow our guests to fish in our lakes and we also ask you to please abide by our fishing rules (They are only sensible anyway!). Thank you in advance.

Fishing on our lakes requires all persons over 12 years to have an Environment Agency rod license which can be obtained from any Post Office or by visiting https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences

Our fishing rules

Following our rules makes fishing more sustainable and enjoyable for everyone

To fish our lakes at Clawford, all anglers must be in possession of a current EA rod licence.


  • You are welcome to fish between dawn and dusk
  • Please use barbless hooks and no larger than size 6
  • Please use landing nets and unhooking mats on all lakes
  • Pre-prepared (shop-bought) particles, nuts and pulses are all welcome
  • Make sure nets, mats and slings are dry before fishing commences
  • Each angler can use up to two rods
  • Please return all fish to the lake in a timely manner
  • Keepnets to be used at fishery manager’s discretion
  • We want to look after our fish, Carp mouth and body treatment to be used for treating hook holds or sores
  • Please report any tethered fish or tackle to management

No thank you…

  • No fixed rigs or bolt rigs
  • No braided mainline
  • No leadcore
  • Do not leave rods unattended
  • Live baits are not permitted
  • No digging for bate on site
  • No carp over 5lb in keepnets
  • No wading

When targeting the specimen venues could you also please;

  • Use a minimum of a 42″ landing net and a large padded unhooking mat
  • Keep bite alarm volume to minimum
  • Use a minimum of 12lb breaking strain line
  • Only use flotation slings to retain fish while photographic equipment is being set up

Some general rules…

  • All litter to be taken away by anglers.
  • All juniors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No climbing trees.
  • No swimming or wading.
  • Please respect other anglers and wildlife.

Fishing Tariff

  • Half day : £7.00  ( morning or afternoon)
  • Full day: £10.00
  • Week price: £35.00.

Fishing equipment is also available to hire from reception:

  • Rod & reel: £ 5.00 per day.   
  • Tackle box, landing net, rod rest & seat: £3.00 per day.

Returnable deposit of £10 is required on hire of equipment.

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