Sefton Park Lake


Sefton Park, Liverpool, Merseyside L17 1AP, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The magnificent 235-acre Sefton Park is the largest municipal park in Liverpool and is easy to reach by car or by public transport. The fishing lake is a mature 7-acre water with excellent surrounding and is popular with locals and anglers from elsewhere. Fishing on the lake is free if you apply for the permit to fish park lakes at Liverpool City Council.

Sefton Park Lake is well-maintained with numerous pegs including some with easy access for disabled persons and wheelchair users. The lake is stocked with a fine head of good-sized carp as well as other coarse fish including tench and bream plus roach and perch. There are also sizeable pike in the waters.

The lake can be fished everywhere but the island at the bottom end which is out of bounds, and anglers are asked to follow the code of conduct required at all Liverpool parks, including removing litter and fishing only where permitted.

What size do the fish go to?

There are carp in Sefton Park Lake up to 25lb with many into double figures. 8lb bream are also in the water as are tench up to 6lb. roach and perch are caught around the 1lb to 2lb mark, and crucian carp of up to 3lb are often landed. The pike in the lake are believed to reach up to 27lb.

What tactics work well?

Float fishing is the way to succeed at Sefton Park Lake, with maggot landing all fish. For the bigger fish including tench and carp trout pellets are also advised.

What facilities are on site?

Sefton Park is a large municipal park in the centre of Liverpool, so there is no shortage of shops, pubs and places to eat close by the lake. Within the park itself are a café and various attractions for children as well as notable examples of public art. There are no separate toilet facilities.

Is parking available?

Parking is more than ample at Sefton Park though a walk may be required from car to lake.

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