Greenbank Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside L18 1HQ, United Kingdom
A small park in the Wavertree region of Liverpool, Greenbank Park includes a fishing lake administered by the local council. Accessible from local roads by car or public transport, it is not to be mistaken for the larger Sefton Park which is almost adjacent.
The medium sized lake features banks lined with overhanging trees lending a nice shade for fishing. Well maintained and cared for, it is favoured largely by local anglers who are aiming for the larger fish known to be in the lake.
Greenbank Park Lake is home to a good head of double-figure carp plus bream, tench, perch and roach, all to good sizes. There are stories of pike in the pond yet these are unconfirmed.
There are many pegs in diverse spots around the lake, with some allocated to disabled persons or wheelchair users. Anglers are expected to adhere to a code of conduct – the usual removing litter and other such rules – and to fish here requires a permit obtained by filling in an online form that allows fishing in all Liverpool Parks.
What size do the fish go to?
There are plenty carp into double figures in Greenbank Park Lake, plus large bream up to 6lb. Tench of 7lb have been caught here, roach up to 2lb and perch of a similar weight.
What tactics work well?
Locals and regulars use floats with worm and maggot for roach, perch and tench. Carp respond to a swim feeder with maggots and luncheon meat. If you want to find the elusive pike try spinning or a lure.
What facilities are on site?
Facilities at the lake are minimal, yet this small park does have a café, toilet block and also art projects, an attractive walled garden, and playparks for children.
Is parking available?
Parking is available in the park with a short walk to the lake.