Fishing is permitted on Moors Lake from 16th June to 14th March.

Fishing information

The following fish of quality size are regularly caught: Roach, Rudd, Tench, Perch and Dace. Moors Lake was dug in 1985, primarily to help control flooding along the lower reaches of the Moors River south of the Country Park; it is fed by the Moors River, which has a maximum depth of 2 metres, a natural clay bottom and covers an area of 9 acres.

Please note: Barbed hooks, floating baits, live baiting and spinning are not allowed. Fishing is not permitted on Crane Lake or the rivers at Moors Valley. Maximum 2 rods per angler.

The rangers organise fishing tuition for children in the summer holidays with experienced angling coaches. See the events pages for more details.


Fishing is permitted on the west bank of Moors Lake from the 16th June to the 14th March, every day from 8.30am. The park closing time varies throughout the year, please see our Opening Times page for details. A day ticket must be purchased from the Visitor Centre prior to starting fishing.

Please note: at times of particularly high water, a number of the fishing bays may be submerged. The rangers reserve the right to reserve fishing swims for fishing tuition sessions and events at any time. Please call before travelling to check availability.


Anglers under 13 don’t need an Environment Agency Rod Licence. All other anglers need an Environment Agency Rod Licence and will not be issued a fishing ticket without one. Rod Licences for children aged between 13 and 16 are free. All under 16s will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when fishing on Moors Lake and the person supervising them will need a Rod License to take hold of the rod or to help the child fish with it. All licenses are available from Environment Agency Offices, through their website, by telephone 0870 1662 662 or at Post Offices.

Please see our full terms and conditions for more information.

Current Charges

Day ticket
Adult (17 to 65 yrs)£5.50
Senior (65 yrs+)£4.50
Junior (up to 16 yrs)£4.50