Silksworth Lake


Sunderland, DH5 0RH, United Kingdom

Fishery Information Information

Occupying the site of a former coal mine, Silksworth Lake is part of a complex developed in the 1980’s after the closure of the pit. There are two fishing lakes – Bottom Lake and Top Lake – each of which is now well-established.

As with many former mining locations Silksworth Lake is now attractive parkland. The lakes are managed by the Sunderland Freshwater Angling Club and are easy to find close to the city of Sunderland.

Bottom Lake has been stocked for 25 years and is home to good-sized carp, perch, roach, rudd and bream. There are also a few chub and tench. The pegs have recently been refurbished and there are some specially equipped for disabled anglers.

Top Lake was stocked in 2006 with carp all in excess of 10lb. Ongoing development makes Silksworth Lane a popular venue for club members and day ticket visitors. The fishery regularly holds matches for senior and junior members. Day ticket visitors are advised to check in advance which waters will be available and for current prices.

The club regulations permit boilies but in moderation.

What size do the fish go to?

Matches have yielded many carp in excess of 30lb, with larger fish also present in both lakes.

What facilities are on site?

Silksworth Lake has no special facilities on site, although there are pegs designed for the disabled. Bottom Lake features a floating island. Night fishing is by appointment only.

Is parking available?

Parking is available for club members and day ticket holders.

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