Goldsworth Park Lake


Wishbone Way, Woking, Surrey GU21 3RT, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Goldsworth Park Lake was built in the early 1970s as a drainage balancing pool for the Goldsworth Park housing development.  The lake, which covers approximately 14 acres, with depths reaching up to 13 feet, has become home to an ample supply of fish and wildlife. It provides visitors with some amazing opportunities for angling.

The lake has undergone significant enhancements over the past few years, including the construction of 36 platforms, one of which is accessible to at least two disabled persons, reed beds, a wildlife area, and a floating eco island. These improvements have all contributed to an increase in the site’s aesthetic appeal as well as its level of accessibility.

The lake is home to at least 13 different types of fish, the most well-known of which are carp, pike, bream, tench, roach, and perch. The fish all reach a respectable size for their particular species, and the lake is said to conceal some truly magnificent specimens deep within its depths.

Boating activities on the lake have no effect on the fish or fishing, and in fact, when the weather warms up, the margins offer the best fishing because they are far from the open water and any craft that uses it. Day and season permits can be obtained from one of the Bailiffs on the bank.

What size do the fish go to?

Goldsworth Park Lake is not widely known as a carp runs water.  However, it does hold a good head of big fish to 30+ pounds. Both tench and bream have been recorded to 10 pounds or more, pike well into the 20s, perch to 4 pounds or more, and roach to well over 2 pounds.

What tactics work well?

Coarse fishing tactics with no lead core, nut baits, bloodworms or plastic bait. surface fishing is not allowed and hooks larger than size 16 must be barbless.

What facilities are on site?

Wheelchair accessibility

Boat ramps

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available,

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