Watergate Fishing Lake


Murton, County Durham, United Kingdom

Watergate Fishing Lake Information

Watergate Fishing Lake is in the quaint ex-mining village of Murton in County Durham. The fishery was rescued from dereliction in 2014 and has been restored and restocked to a high level.

There is one 3.5 acre spring fed lake and 10 carp platforms. Watergate is a day ticket facility and caters for anglers of all levels of experience.

The private owners have stocked the lake well with carp, bream, tench, roach chub and perch. It is regarded a challenging water and is home to many specimen fish offering great sport.

Varied depths between 5ft and 12ft provide excellent fishing opportunities in a pleasant location. Easy to reach, the fishery is close to the large town of Seaham and a short distance from the main roads in the area.

Plans are in place for an additional match lake and a clubhouse that will house toilets and shower facilities. Anglers interested in fishing at Watergate Lake need to book in advance. The facility is well represented on social media platforms.

What size do the fish go to?

The carp in Watergate Lake can be up to 20lb and specimen bream as much as 9lb. roach of up to 30lb are also present.

What facilities are on site?

New facilities are being added including a club house and further disabled access to the site and specific pegs.

Is parking available?

Parking is available at Watergate Fishing Lake for day ticket holders.

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