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 Welbeck Lakes Fishery 2019 season runs from the 16th June 2019 to the 14th March 2020. 


The Fishery is open for fishing Monday through Saturday during daylight hours or 7am to 9pm.




Single Rod - £85

Double Rod - £110

Junior Permit - £35 (aged below 16, single rod only) 

All these prices include VAT.



Apply for Membership


To obtain your permit you should send to the address below with either a cheque or a postal order for the appropriate fee, made payable to The Welbeck Estates Co. Ltd, together with an up-to-date passport size colour photograph of yourself. A stamped addressed envelope will assist in a speedy return of your new permit.

Should you decide to purchase a fishing permit this should always be on your person when fishing as you may be asked for your identity by either a Keeper or one of the Water Bailiffs.

To become a member and for further details: