Pontefract Park Lake


Park Rd, Pontefract WF8 4QD, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Situated on the northern part of the town centre, Pontefract Park is known for holding around 20 events per year. It is home to a racecourse, which gets around 16 race meetings each year. It is perfect for visitors who enjoy fishing and jogging around the park.

This small boating lake gets a lot of hammer during warmer months. Tench and roach respond well to bigger baits such as bread and corn. Perch up to 2 lbs. respond well to chopped worm.

Pontefract Park is suited to both novice and experienced anglers. It is also home to a good stock of carp. This site produces pike into the mid doubles during winter months.

Pontefract Park North is a local nature reserve that offers a wide range of habitats and often forming complex mosaics of vegetation; with grassland, a lake, woodland, wetland and open water.

What size do the fish go to?

Perch present in this water go to 2 lbs..

What tactics work well?

Tench and roach respond well to bigger baits such as corn and bread. Perch respond well to chopped worm.

What facilities are on site?

On-site facilities include free parking, sports pitches and an enclosed kids’ play area.

Is parking available?

Free parking is available on site.

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