Fishing at Trentham
Fishing at Trentham
The Lake at Trentham

Fishing at Trentham

Please note: We will not be selling new memberships at this time. 

We have been closely reviewing updates from the Government, and can confirm that we are now able to give our valued Fishing Members, access to the lake, to fish daily from Friday 15 May between 8am and 8pm. Overnight fishing is not allowed as people must return to their homes each evening under Government restrictions.

If you wish to access the lake, please telephone Duty Security on 07966 247393 and they will give you the new access codes to the Walkers Bridge Gate and South Entrance and will prepare to open any necessary car park barriers. There will be hand sanitiser by the lock, please use this before and after entering the code and if possible, bring your own. Toilets and cafes remain closed. Once you’re set up, please call Duty Security again to notify them which peg you’re fishing from, and call them again when you leave. Please remain in the general area of your peg.

Unfortunately, access is for Fishing Members only, at this time so we would ask you not to bring any family or friends with you, even if they are annual members of Trentham. You must maintain a social distance of at least 2m – that’s 6ft – from our staff, and other anglers. As gatherings are still not permitted, we ask that you please do not arrange to meet more than one person outside your household, whilst on site. As always, please respect the environment and take any litter home with you, leaving the area surrounding the peg clear for others. Failure to comply with any of these restrictions, will result in immediate cancellation of membership.

Once the office staff are back in situ, we will extend your membership by 2 months and will issue you with a new card, displaying the updated expiry date. This is in lieu of the time lost, due to the virus. We are currently unable to process new memberships until we have staff back on site to authenticate licenses and process payments.

We wish you tight lines, in these difficult times.

Trentham’s lake is a magnet for anglers. There are 30 pegs around over 2 miles of lakeside within Trentham Gardens.

Annual Fishing Permit

Fishing at Trentham is only permitted to Annual Fishing Permit holders, we do not offer day tickets.

To become a member, download and complete the form and present it at the management suite, during office hours, with a valid rod licence, two passport photos, and a copy of either a driving license or passport.

2020 Annual Fishing Permit Prices            

  • Adult - £250.00
  • Concession - £230.00
  • Child (aged under 16 years) - £60.00
  • Disabled Persons - £230.00
  • Parking Permit - £10.00 (1 off fee)

All permits run from the date of issue when they were purchased and are valid for 12 months.

For the comfort of all Anglers, season ticket numbers are limited.

Fish Stocks at Trentham

  • Very good stock of mirror, common and ghost carp up to 31lb
  • Pike up to 22lb
  • Perch up to 3.6lb
  • Bream up to 8-9lb
  • Roach and Rudd.

Last season saw some exceptional fishing by anglers with good catches of all species taken throughout the year, from all around the lake.

Bring the family too!

One adult and one child paying full price fishing membership, entitles the whole family (2 adults and up to 3 children) access to Trentham Gardens for the duration of the fishing permit. For each adult or concession fishing ticket purchased, a partner is entitled to a 50% discount on an Annual Ticket for Trentham Gardens. Be sure to organise your discounted tickets when purchasing or renewing your permit.

We hope this will encourage your family to come to The Trentham Estate and enjoy a relaxing day.

Fishing Permit Enquiries

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Download the Trentham Estate's fishery rules

Fishing Leaflet