You can turn up and fish on Owl Tree Pond 7 days a week as long as a peg is available. Pre-booking is not necessary.
Registration is not compulsory to purchase day-tickets to fish from 8am-8pm (Summer) / 8am-4pm (Winter) on Owl Tree Pond only. But, by registering, you can extend your fishing hours in a variety of ways (see details below).
Owl Tree Pond is a one acre canal style water, well stocked with carp to 10lb, roach to 1lb, bream to 1lb, tench to 2.5lb, perch to 3lb, small chub and gudgeon – perfect for matches, pleasure fishermen and beginners alike. There are 20 pegs (see diagram below for details), all of which will be accessible to wheelchairs when building work is completed. Facilities will include lakeside parking spaces, toilets and a small shop, meaning amenities are always close by. Please note: all nets to be used on the lake are provided by the fishery, to help keep our fish (and fish in the surrounding area) in optimum health and condition.
Tackle hire and on-site coaching are two services that will be available soon. Bait is now available (see Bait page for full details).
To extend your fishing time to start at dawn and finish at dusk or midnight, for a small additional fee, you must register. The bonus of night fishing is also available to registered anglers. You can register online, or by completing the download/print form and returning it to the fishery. You will then be contacted and invited to come to the fishery to complete the registration process and pay the one-off £15 registration fee. ID cards will be produced for registered anglers.
Registration is a one-off process (cost £15) and is one of the security measures introduced at Brooms Cross Fishery so that we know who is fishing out of hours, the aim being to give everyone peace of mind whilst at the fishery. Registering will also mean that we can send you news about what is happening at the fishery and special offers, before anyone else, so we recommend that you register.
General Fishing Sessions
£5.00 (8am – 8pm)
Additional Sessions (Registered Anglers Only)
£5.00 5pm – Mid-Night
£10.00 Dawn – Mid-Night
£10.00 8pm – 8am
Please note fishing times may be subject to change if there is a match booking on Owl Tree Pond. Please check website & Twitter for up to date news & information.
Match / Lake Booking Info
Fishery Office 07740082025 (10am – 8pm)
All anglers must report to the main office in the car park when they arrive.
Strictly no visitors or spectators, except by prior arrangement with the fishery manager.
The main gate will be locked at 8pm promptly.
Any takeaway food deliveries etc must be completed before the main gate is locked at 8pm. All deliveries must report to the office in the car park. No meeting at the main gate. Abuse of this rule will result in an instant ban from the fishery.
Pegs must be kept clean and tidy at all times. All rubbish must be taken from the fishery by the angler – there are no bin facilities at the fishery.
All fish must be returned to the water alive. Any mortality must be reported to the bailiff and the fish left in the water.
Maximum of 1 rod can be used.
Rod must not be left unattended at any time.
No ground bait.
No floating baits.
No bloodworm or jokers.
Meat products are not allowed – excess rotting meat has a direct negative effect on water quality.
Live fish may not be used as bait.
The only pellets and particles that may be used are those purchased on site to ensure optimum growth and vitality of the young fish.
Please take home or place in the bins any unused bait and ground bait. Do not dispose of it by throwing into the lakes.
The maximum match duration is 5 hours.
Maximum of 1 match rod can be used.
Only the landing nets and keep nets provided by Brooms Cross Fishery may be used.
Barbless hooks only.
Fishing is only permitted from designated pegs.
No double or treble hooking.
No bolt rigs.
No braided line.
Fishwell Leisure Ltd reserves the right to change the rules and conditions at any point if deemed necessary.
On completion of on-going building work, all pegs will be accessible to wheelchairs and the fishery will be working towards accreditation from the BDDA.
More information coming soon.