Ticket Fees
Adult - up to 3 rods£15
Junior (under 14)£10
Adult (after 4pm)£10
Exclusive use of Silverdale pond with BBQ£60
Exclusive use of Canal pond with BBQ£60
Ticket required
You must hold a valid EA Rod Licence and one of the following tickets prior to fishing at Shillinglee - Specimen Lake:


Day Ticket


If you purchased your ticket online via Castbooker, please bring your confirmation email and some form of identification with you when you fish as you may need to show them to a Bailiff (this can be printed or on your phone).

The Main Lake is a good example of a balanced ecosystem; our native fish are growing to very good sizes, with Pike just under 30lbs, a number of Carp (Common, Mirror, Linear, Leather and Ghost) up to 40lbs, Tench at just over 10lbs and Roach, Golden Rudd and Perch over 2lbs. These fish have spent their whole lives in the main lake and/or in the breeding ponds nearby.

We only stock with our own home bred fish. Good quality 18mm boilies on a hair rig catch the carp; the lake is full of features and its best to cast towards any of them, and sit quietly and wait and hope that your luck is in. Ask the bailiff, Andy to show you where the most recent hot spots are. What he doesn't know about the lake is probably not worth knowing. Ask him nicely and he may show you the dozens of big carp that he has caught and if you are lucky he will tell you how and where he caught them. Tench are regularly caught over seven pounds, they like sweet corn, sweet flavoured boilies and lob worms. Fish to the bubbles. The Perch, Rudd and Roach abound with bread maggot and luncheon meat doing the trick.

Top Weights
  • Carp

    40 lbs

  • Pike

    30 lbs

  • Tench

    8.5 lbs

  • Eel

    5.5 lbs

  • Perch

    3 lbs


As with all well run fisheries a set of common sense rules must be adhered to and enforced as follows:

  • No keep net
  • No braided main line
  • No barbed or micro barbed hooks to be used. Anyone found using them will be asked to leave and not given a refund
  • No fires, litter or dogs
  • Night fishing for syndicate members only
  • No entry before 6.30 am and off by dusk or 9.00pm whichever is earlier
  • No casting into the lily pads or other snags at any time
  • All anglers must be in possession of a suitable landing net and unhooking mat
  • All anglers over 12 must be in possession of a Rod Licence
  • No cutting back of trees/shrubs around swims
  • All landing nets, carp sacks and unhooking mats to be hung up in the trees to prevent KHV virus
  • No bait boats
  • No fishing at the northern end of the Main Lake (marked in red on the website)
  • Rigs will be regularly checked by bailiffs
  • No unattended rods
  • Juniors must be accompanied by an adult

Pike Fishing

Please note: updated rules as of 10/9/18Season closes for Pike 1st April to 30th September

  • No braided main line
  • All anglers must be in possession of a suitable landing net and unhooking mat
  • Two single barbless hooks allowed, no treble hooks (all lures acceptable)
  • No live bait
  • All anglers must be in possession of long reach forceps and strong side cutters
  • A minimum 15lb main line
  • A minimum 20lbs wire trace of minimum length 18 inches

This Day Ticket fishery is open for coarse fishing all year round with tickets bought online or the bankside (but note closed season above for pike fishing).

Enjoy your fishing and please respect our lake.

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