Walton Ln, Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside L4 2SL, United Kingdom
Located in the city of Liverpool within easy reach of the public transport networks, Stanley Park Lakes are part of the municipal park of the same name. Fishing in the lake requires you to obtain a permit from Liverpool City Council which is free and entitles you to fish in all Liverpool park lakes.
The lake is a decent size and features an island on one side. Fish in the water are the usual coarse species – carp, roach, tench and bream – plus various silverfish. This mature lake provides a pleasant place to fish in a park setting despite being in a largely built-up area.
Popular with locals and anglers from elsewhere, it should be noted that there are designated angling stations and other areas that are clearly signposted. Stanley Park Lakes is open all year and the fish in the water are known to be of good sizes. As a municipal park the same rules apply with regard to behaviour and courtesy as would apply elsewhere.
What size do the fish go to?
Carp in Stanley Park Lake are up to 30lb with plenty into the lower double figures. The lake is well-stocked with good sized roach, tench and bream also.
What tactics work well?
Ledger and boilie is the approach for the larger carp and other species, with float the recommended method for the smaller fish.
What facilities are on site?
Although a large open space Stanley Park is home to few facilities although a café and children’s attractions are within the park. However, as it is famous for being the dividing space between the football grounds of Liverpool FC and Everton there are plentiful shops, pubs and places to eat in the immediate vicinity.
Is parking available?
There is a car park at the Anfield end of the park and plentiful parking outside the park which may be overcrowded on match days.