Princes Park


Devonshire Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside L8 3TZ, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Close to the centre of Liverpool and easily accessed by public transport is Princes Park Lake. Occupying part of the park of the same name, it may be a fraction of the size of the lake in adjacent Sefton Park, yet this is one of the most popular of all Liverpool park lakes.

Fishing is free when you obtain a permit from the council that allows you to fish any park lake in Liverpool. The permit application is also entirely free. Princes Park Lake is home to a good head of big carp and also catfish and makes for a challenging angling opportunity.

It is popular with locals and others because the small size of the water and the quality of the fish combine to make an exciting possibility of catching specimen carp. The lake is also suitable for disabled anglers and wheelchair users.

The park and lake are open all year and – unusually for a Liverpool park – night fishing can be arranged.

What size do the fish go to?

Princes Park Lake is well known for its big carp, with examples having been caught of up to 23lb. It is believed there may be bigger fish in the water. Catfish of 15lb have also been caught here.

What tactics work well?

Boilies and luncheon meat are the bit of choice for the large fish, maggot and sweetcorn for the smaller.

What facilities are on site?

Princes Park is one of the smaller green spaces in Liverpool and has a café, toilet blocks and attractive walks. There are also playgrounds for children.

Is parking available?

There is a car park in Princes Park and many opportunities for parking in the near vicinity.

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