Grove Rd, London, Greater London E3 5TB, United Kingdom
Located in the heart of London and therefore easily accessible buy public transport and car, Victoria Park is the oldest purpose-built public park in the capital. With two lakes to fish – West and East – this is one of London’s most beautiful and tranquil green spaces with little to remind of the city that surrounds it.
West Lake – formerly a boating lake – is deliberately stocked with low numbers of carp, perch and eel making it a challenge for even the experienced angler. It reaches only a metre in depth.
East Lake was reopened in 2005 as part of an initiative by the Victoria Park Anglers Alliance, a voluntary organisation dedicated to maintaining the lakes and surrounds. East Lake is stocked with smaller fish to encourage youngsters and newcomers, for whom fishing tutorials are laid on.
Victoria Park is suitable for disabled persons for whom some of the swims are dedicated.
What size do the fish go to?
The fish in Victoria Park lakes are not specimen examples, but West Lake does contain some larger carp and eels that are a challenging catch. East Lake is stocked with perch, rudd, carp and others of smaller sizes.
What facilities are on site?
The Lakes are part of the infrastructure of Victoria Park and within the park itself there are facilities such as cafes, children’s attractions and other amenities that are typical of a public park.
Is parking available?
Parking is available with Victoria Park close to the fishery.