Welbeck Lakes Fishery

Anglers have come to fish at Welbeck for generations, drawn not only by the exceptional beauty of the estate, but also by the abundant number of fish and diverse range of species found in the lakes.

Welbeck Lakes Fishery

Welbeck Lakes Fishery offers three well-stocked lakes, with up to 80 acres of fishing. Pike, Eel, Bream, Roach, Perch, Tench, Carp and Cyprinids can be found in the lakes. Pike up to 40lbs and Carp up to 30lbs have been caught.


The Fishery is centrally located on the Welbeck estate, offering members the opportunity to fish in a natural setting surrounded by stunning estate parkland with spectacular views of Welbeck Abbey across the Great Lake.

Pike fishing at Welbeck Lakes Fishery

The lakes and areas surrounding them have been designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England. They provide a fantastic habitat for a diverse range of wildlife, particularly birds; including Grebes, Buzzards, Ducks, Pheasants and Goldfinches.




The 2020/21 season will be starting on the 16 June 2020. 

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2019 Permit Holders 

If you held a permit last year you’ll be able to have it updated by our Water Bailiff, Ricky Wylde. You’ll need to arrange to meet Ricky on your first visit and take your 2019 permit card, together with a cheque or cash for full payment, and he will validate your permit to fish for the year and provide you with the new gate code. Full payment must be received on that day for entry to be allowed. Please contact Ricky on 01909 509627 or 07923 250276. 

New Members

If you are applying for a new fishing permit you will need to complete an application form. The application form can be downloaded below and completed and printed out.  Alternatively, a form can be collected from Ricky the water bailiff. To hand in your form and make the payment to receive your fishing permit and the gate code, please call Ricky on 01909 509627 or 07923 250276, to arrange to meet him at the lake. Full payment must be made prior to fishing, you will also need to supply a head and shoulders passport-sized photograph to go on your fishing permit. Payment can be made by cheque or cash. 


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