There are some excellent fishing opportunities available at the borough’s rivers, lakes and ponds.

Bracknell Forest Council subleases its fishing rights to local angling clubs (listed below). Thames Water and Bracknell Town Council also provide for fishing on a number of sites within the borough.

Licences and rules

Please note, you must follow national and local rules (byelaws) when freshwater fishing (includes salmon, trout, coarse fish and eels) with a rod and line in England and Wales.

These rules are aimed at protecting fish stocks and making fisheries sustainable.

Information about buying a rod licence and information about freshwater rod fishing rules are available on the GOV.UK website.

Bracknell Herons Angling Club

You can buy day tickets for Mill Pond, South Hill Park balancing pond, Westmorland Park balancing pond and Farley Moor balancing pond at:

Martin McColls Convenience Store
94/96 Liscombe
Birch Hill
RG12 7DE
Tel: 01344 420510

Crowthorne Angling Centre
91-95 Church Street
RG45 7AW
Tel: 01344 777411

Crowthorne Angling website

River Blackwater

The two sections of the River Blackwater, which runs through Bracknell Forest Council land at Shepherd Meadows and at Horseshoe Lake, have had the fishing rights leased to Hartley Wintney Angling Society (HWAS).

Full permits, seasonal permits for the River Blackwater and day tickets can be bought through HWAS or by visiting the shop Tackle Up or Yateley Angling Centre.

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