***Update 5th Jan 2021 - Due to the current COVID 19 guidance, fishing is not currently permitted on Black Park Lake***
Black Park Lake is a beautiful lake in the heart of South Buckinghamshire with fantastic fishing opportunities and iconic scenery.
Fishing is by Annual Permit or Day Ticket only, during car park opening hours only. Fishing permits for Black Park are only available to purchase online via Eventbrite. Please see Fishing Rules and map of fishing areas
The annual coarse fish closed season applies from the 15th March to the 15th June inclusive. Please see Fishing Rules for full details and map of fishing areas.
Annual fishing permits
Day Fishing permits
Concession rates are available to those aged 65+, between 12 and 16 and blue badge holders. Child tickets are available for those under 12.
Located 100m from the car park, the lake has easy access with several benches and a pathway around it; an accessible fishing bay is located near the Nature Reserve. Annual Fishing Permit holders also benefit from access to a permit holder only fishing area.
Annual Permits are valid from January to December annually and are available from the Visitor Information Point, Monday to Friday.
Day Tickets are available from the Visitor Information Point, Monday to Friday and from the Lakeside Café which is open 363 days of the year, also providing good quality food, drink and toilet facilities from 9.30am daily.
The most prolific types of fish are Rudd, Roach, Bream and Tench. Rudd and Roach can be caught on simple float fishing tactics with maggots, caster or bread baits. Bream and Tench can be caught fishing on the bottom with either floats at close range or feeder/leger a bit further out. Pike and Carp are present at a low stock level and are tricky to catch requiring a dedicated specialist approach.
Public fishing is not permitted on Langley Park Lake.
Denham Country Park
Denham Country Park is only a stone’s throw away from the busy M40, yet a tranquil fishing spot can be found on the River Colne, where Dace, Roach, Chub and Barbel can be found.
Uxbridge Rovers Angling and Conservation Society lease the section of the River Colne that flows through Denham Country Park.
Fishing is by Season Ticket only, available from Uxbridge Rovers Angling and Conservation Society. No day tickets are available. Please see their website for further details.
Thorney Country Park
The British Carp Study Group lease the lake at Thorney Park, fishing is only available to their members. Please see their website for further details.