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Fishing

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

The council subleases its fishing rights to the local angling clubs mentioned below. Thames Water and Bracknell Town Council also provide for fishing on a number of sites within the borough.

Licences and rules

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 tickets

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
Bracknell
RG12 7DE
Tel: 01344 420510

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

Crowthorne Angling website

River Blackwater

The 2 sections of the River Blackwater, which runs through Bracknell Forest Council land at Shepherd Meadows and at Horseshoe Lake, have the fishing rights leased to Hartley Wintney Angling Society (HWAS).

Information about fishing areas, and how to buy permits and day tickets is on HWAS website.

Contact Information

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