About Fisherwick Lakes
Fisherwick Lakes form part of what used to be the Fisherwick Hall estate, the stately home of the former Marquis of Donegal in the 18th Century.
Although the original Fisherwick Hall only survived for about 50 years - reputedly thanks to the Marquis's passion for gambling and the urgency of his creditors who took everything they could including the stonework to pay for his losses! - the original coach house escaped their ravages and stands today at Fisherwick Hall. Today it is all that remains of this once splendid house.
Set in 32 acres, Fisherwick Lakes themselves offers day-ticket coarse and game fishing on a total of seven lakes and pools which for the most part were originally gravel workings and which now offer a wide variety of sport from large open waters to small, reed-lined and lily-clad pools. Work has recently been completed on the laying of hard stone paths from the car park at the new lodge all the way around the lakes, making the banksides easily accessible in all weathers. Anglers must book in and park by lodge before dropping any tackle to pegs. Further instructions on parking will be given when anglers have booked in.
The 4.5-acre Fisherwick Trout Lake (top picture) is well-stocked with Brown and Rainbow Trout whilst for the coarse angler there's a wide choice.
The angling varies from double figure trout to 62lb+ catfish and 35lb-plus carp, from roach and rudd to decent bream and tench.
At one and three quarter acres, The Match Pool is the fishery's main match and pleasure lake; The Specimen Lake at three and a half acres,a specimen lake with 4 known 30lb+ carp to 35lb and a good head of 20lb+carp and catfish to 62lb+. Wadeys pool is another specimen carp lake with 4 known 30lb+ carp ,grass carp to high 20s and a good head of 20lb + carp. The runs water has approx 500-600 carp to 25lb+ so a good chance of multiple catches , 30 in a day has been known also a good head of catfish to 30lb+. The Stream is an attractive canalised loop with central islands which looks like a cross between a river and a canal and offers a variety of fish and surroundings. The bridge pool offers a good mixed variety of fish. Finally, Pads Pool is a smaller tree-lined haunt for those looking for a little solitude combined with great sport.
You will find information about all the pools on the Lakes page and don't forget to keep checking the News page where we will be updating catch reports and keeping you informed of forthcoming matches and events (which you will also find on our Calendar page).
The Fisherwick Team