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Fishing & Rules


Welcome to the fishing grounds of Langdale Lakes, where serenity and sport combine to create an angler's paradise. Day fishing is available from 7.30am from April 1st to the end of September and from 8.00am from October to mid-November, our facilities cater to those over the age of 18, ensuring a peaceful fishing experience amidst the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside. Here's what you need to know to plan your fishing adventure at Langdale Lakes.



Willow Lake

Slightly smaller at 1.4 acres, Willow Lake was also formed from historical gravel extractions and is densely stocked with Carp, Tench, Bream, Crucian, Roach, and Perch. The carp here range from 3 to 20 pounds, while other species offer robust angling challenges. The lake's clear waters and varied depth between 2 and 7 feet are complemented by natural vegetation and strategic feeding areas, enhancing both the quantity and quality of catches.

Lily Lake

Spanning just over 1.6 acres, Lily Lake boasts a history of over 120 years, initially serving as a gravel pit. It has been a dedicated fishery since the 1960s. This lake is well-known for its population of Mirror and Common Carp, with individuals ranging up to 28 pounds. Anglers here can also target Tench, Bream, Roach, Perch and other coarse fish within depths of 3 to 9 feet. The lake's structure includes tree-lined margins and lily beds, providing rich features for both fishing and wildlife observation.

At Langdale Lakes, we offer a variety of fishing options to cater to both day visitors and overnight anglers. Our rates are designed to provide flexibility and value to ensure a memorable fishing experience in our scenic lakes.



Willow Lake
Price: £10 per day
Includes: Up to 2 rods


Lily Lake
Price: £12 per day
Includes: Up to 2 rods


Concessionary Rates for Residents
Guests staying at Langdale Lakes enjoy discounted rates for fishing
First Peg: £6.50 per day


Night Fishing
By Arrangements
Price: £20 per session

To ensure a sustainable and respectful environment, we have established the following rules.


Fisin Rules








Booking a Peg - Call 01522 752414




  • Licences, line/rig set-up, and all equipment to be shown on arrival before fishing.

  • Discuss with us locations of day shelters and bivvies (day shelters only on touring pitch pegs)

  • Ensure you have the correct equipment 

  • Show that you have arrived with all equipment dry!

  • Dip all equipment that may touch water in lakes or fish – Nets, slings, cradles, mats etc.



Consideration and respect of all other people must be exercised at all times, please help fellow anglers where possible and allow walkways for others around the lake and paths when fishing.


Bivvies MUST be located to enable people to walk easily around the lakes safely whilst you are fishing.


Before setting up Bivvies please ask regarding location, as moving them later is more difficult- only single person bivvies are allowed, unless prior agreed.


Those on pitches 1 – 4 Lily Lake must ensure they and any equipment is no closer than 3 metres from your neighbour’s caravan/motorhome.


  • Large padded Unhooking mats, Preferably cradles must be used on both lakes for all fish (minimum size 650mm x 950mm x 50mm mats).

  • Barbless hooks onlyThe use of the "magic twig" IS NOT permitted, this device is banned from use at Langdale.

  • Keep nets are not allowed.                  

  • Large Carp Friendly landing nets must be used when larger fish and Carp are caught.

  • You must have available at your peg a large minimum 30 inch carp net to fish either lake irrespective of the type/size of fish you are wishing to catch.  

  • Match fishing spoon net

  • Large nets to land large fish, small net to land small fish

  • All fish must be respected, handled with care and returned to the lake by gently lowering them into the water as soon as possible, throwing fish back no matter how large or small is not acceptable.                       

  • All landing nets, slings & unhooking mats etc must be dipped in the tanks provided before starting to fish - nets and mats must be dry when you arrive to fish, if they are not, unfortunately you will not be allowed to fish.

  • No use of Nuts as bait or groundbait is allowed

  • No Bread to be used on hook or floating.

  • Floating bait is not allowed

  • Random rig checks will be carried out - please do not be offended if asked, this may require you pulling your lines in.

  • Leaders/subline with safety break away methods must be used, fishing on mainline only is not permitted.

  • No surface fishing, 12 to 18 inches minimum between float and hook. 12 to 18 inches minimum between hook and water surface.

  • Safety release of lead weights in case of break off, no fixed lead rigs allowed.

  • Mainline to be stronger than subline/leader

  • No braided mainline or leaders longer than 1m.

  • No leadcore

  • Fish to be retained in a sling/landing net no longer than 10 minutes, to then enable checking, photograph and weighing, all fish must be returned to the lakes as soon as possible.

  • You must be in possession of a carp care kit to fish our lakes.

  • Bait boats may be used carefully in your swim

  • Keep all damaged or sick fish and report immediately

  • Goundbait may only be used on a feeder or method rig.

  • No loose groundbaiting is allowed

  • A maximum of 1Kg of bait per person per 24 hours to be used.

  • Loose feeding with pellets or particles must be kept to absolute minimum

  • Rods must not be left unattended at any time, lines to be taken in if you are more than 3 metres from your rods

  • All Carp weighing over 20Lb to be reported to the owners immediately.

  • Visitors to day/night anglers are not allowed – no exceptions.




  • We cannot guarantee that we will be able to recover lost boats, rods, lines etc and ask you to take care at all times; where our attempted recovery is carried out a charge of £10 may be applied.


  • No persons other than the owners may use the boats.


  • Pegs and swims are to be left tidy, free from litter/rubbish, cigarette butts etc, all dropped bait is to be collected up and taken away. All anglers are asked to take all rubbish home with them, your area is to be kept tidy throughout the time you are fishing.


  • Leftover bait shall not be put in the lake or bins when you have finished fishing, we ask that you take this home and dispose of it with all other rubbish you may have.


  • No glass allowed around the lakes.


  • Radios must be kept at low volume levels


  • No bonfires are allowed whatsoever  


  • All anglers fish at their own risk at Langdale Lakes. Cars/contents and equipment are left at their owners risk.


  • No vans/trucks are allowed, all cars are to be parked as directed on arrival


  • Please drive slowly (max 5mph) within the grounds of Langdale, for the safety and respect of everyone.


  • Use of bushes as a toilet is not acceptable at any time, anyone doing so will be asked to immediately leave site without refund.


  • We cannot guarantee that you will catch any of our wonderful fish, we do however hope you enjoy being at the quite, friendly environment of Langdale.... and hopefully also catch some fish.


The protection of the fish is important, any person not complying with the rules will be asked to leave



Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times & mess must be cleared away

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