Fishing Terms and Conditions

Fishing Terms and Conditions

Fishing is permitted on Moors Lake from 15th June to 15th March.

Moors Lake is not a managed fishery. Its primary role is as a home for water birds and other wildlife. Our fishing conditions are designed to protect wildlife. Fishing is only from the 6 marked bays on the west bank and the wooden platform on the south bank. Disabled anglers have priority on this platform.

Anyone not complying with our fishing conditions will be asked to leave.


  1. All persons of 13 years and older must possess and carry an Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence.
  2. All persons fishing must obtain a day ticket from the Visitor Centre prior to fishing. No bankside sales.
  3. A ticket is for 2 rods per day. No person may fish with more than 2 rods.
  4. Fishing is from the marked fishing swims on the west bank and the wooden platform on the southern bank of Moors Lake only. Fishing is not permitted on the rivers or Crane Lake.
  5. Fishing is permitted from 8.00am to dusk or 8.00pm if earlier, 7 days a week during the open season 15th June to 15th March; except when the lake is reserved for Moors Valley fishing tuition sessions.
  6. No keepnets. All anglers must be in possession of a suitable landing net.
  7. No floating baits.
  8. Barbless hooks only, no trebles. No spinning.
  9. Take all line, hooks and litter away with you and report any tackle losses.
  10. The fishing swims may be reserved at any time for angling events and fishing tuition sessions.

Rod Fishing Licences

A valid rod licence must be shown in order to obtain a day ticket. They are available from the Environment Agency via their websitein person from selected Post Office branches or by telephone 0844 800 5386.

Car Parking Charges

These vary throughout the year up to a maximum of £15.00 per car per day at peak times. The car park is 5 minutes walk from Moors Lake.

View our current parking charges.