We will be re-opening for day ticket sales (on the general coarse lakes only) on Tuesday 26th May. The specimen lakes remain closed at the moment. Day tickets will be limited to 25 per day, sold on a first come, first serve basis and must be booked and paid for the day before. (We cannot accept requests for half day tickets at present.) Anglers may only purchase one ticket for themselves and one other for another member of their household (if they wish.) Arrival times will be restricted. You will be advised of this when you call to purchase your ticket. You will be asked for id on arrival to confirm your booking (passport, driving licence or bank card), so please only book if you are able to provide one of the documents mentioned. If two members of the same household are fishing, you must both have proof of id. If you don’t have the id requested, you won’t be permitted to fish.
All anglers (irrespective of whether or not they are from the same household) must fish at least 15m apart.
Day ticket anglers are permitted one non-fishing guest provided that they are from the same household. The non-fishing guest can remain in the same swim space.
These measures ensure that direct contact between yourselves and anyone else is kept to a minimum and is intended to protect both your health and that of the wider community.
Day tickets will still cost £10.
Please note: You CANNOT pre-book a lake. Space on Lake Alder is limited and will be offered to Season Ticket holders first.
Day Before Fishing
Contact AKC (by phone on 01304 380691) between 10am – 11am the day before you wish to fish (no earlier). (If you need to purchase any equipment, you can do this at the same time and if it’s in stock it will be ready for you to collect when you arrive.)
AKC will take your details and collect payment over the phone.
You will be given a slot time to arrive.
On the day:
You must arrive at the slot time provided.
If you arrive by car, please stay in your car.
On arrival you will be asked for your proof if id.
We will confirm your booking and direct you to the lakes.
All anglers must have read the updates rules below and ensure that they have packed up and left the site before 5pm.
Season Tickets: Season tickets are now sold out and we are not accepting any further applications.
Anyone with a current valid season ticket and wishing to fish, must arrive between 8am and 8.30am. No exceptions!! If you arrive earlier you will have to wait and if you arrive later you will be refused entry.
On arrival you must stay outside (in your car if you arrive by car.) You must respect the social distancing rules and ensure you stay at least 2 metres apart from other people.
Staff from AKC will come out to greet you and check your season or check your day ticket purchase. If you do not have your Season Ticket with you or it has expired you will not be permitted into the lakes. No exceptions!!
Once your season/day ticket has been checked, the barrier will be opened for you (we will not be issuing tokens.)
Anglers will be allowed to fish the 6 general coarse lakes only. (The specimen lakes will remain closed for now.)
Anglers will be allowed to fish on a day ticket basis only i.e. no overnight fishing.
Each angler will be permitted to be accompanied by no more than one non-fishing guest provided that they are members of the same household only.
Anglers must have packed up and left the fishery before 5pm.
Access to the fishery (unless fishing Alder) will be via the main Otter gate only, which will be opened by fishery personnel in the morning and remain open whilst anglers are on site. The requirement for anglers to close this gate is temporarily suspended.
The pedestrian gate over the bridge onto Black Lake (adjacent to Lake Alder) is and will remain closed and anglers must not attempt to use it to access the lakes. Anyone found attempting to use it will be asked to leave the site permanently.