Fishing And Our Lakes
We have a mixture of carp, pike and coarse fishing offering a variety of species and size which will provide a challenge to both the professional and novice angler. To find out more information about the lakes and their features and depths please click below on the lake you wish to see.
**ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS - IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT KHV ***
Since summer 2017 KHV disease has been reported in our local area. To combat this devastating disease, we have a larger dip tank which are covered by our CCTV cameras. All anglers will be asked on arrival to dip their nets, slings, mats, cradles and any other item that may come into contact with our fish stock. Keep nets are now also banned from use on our coarse lake.
We would ask that when loading your vehicles that these items are packed last so that you have easy access to them when you arrive. Items should be left in the dip while anglers come to reception to check in. We thank you in advance for helping us to protect our fishery and livelihood from this devastating virus and in turn to try and do our bit to eliminate any transfer of it. When you return home from visiting any fishery, please ensure that you completely dry out any equipment - preferably in direct sunlight as this disease thrives on wet & damp conditions.
- HISTORY OF THE SITE
- 1992 to 1996
- 1996 to 1999
- 2000 to 2006
- 2007 to 2011
- 2013 to 2015
- 2018 onward
HISTORY OF THE SITE
•Farming until the early 1950’s.•Gravel extraction works during the mid 60’s to late 70’s.•From early 80’s onwards plantation and conservation works to create the basic lakes and surroundings – Cooper Heyman Cup won in 1997 for excellence in restoration and conservation.•1986 until 1992 managed by Larry Fitzgerald.•1992 until 2003 managed by Bob Birkin.•2003 – present – Managed by Sally Hughes
1992 - 1996
- Wyre, Sunnyside and River lakes are already established and stocked – Wyre becomes a membership water (previously syndicated). •Sunnyside lake is drained –with the carp placed into Banton's lake and the coarse placed into Fox’s lake. Sunnyside lake then becomes a trout water, initial stock introduced 3,000 – investment by the Duchy. •Banton's, Sunnyside and Fox's lakes are landscaped and planted up. Banton's lake is added to the membership waters
1996 - 1999
- Quarry and Wharf lakes are added to the Wyreside portfolio and the lakes are drained and altered to become a match lake and stock pond.
- Quarry lake is stocked by taking all the small carp from each of the other lakes on the complex and Wharf lake is separately stocked.
2000 - 2006
•Sunnyside lake is split into 2 separate waters – Sunnyside 1 and Sunnyside 2. A walkway (bund) is created splitting the water into two, by adding infill from the old gas works in Lancaster capped off with clay and soil and then seeded to create the walkway – then plantation was added. S/1 became the a carp and pike water and S/2 remained as the trout water. •Due to the high demand for carp fishing in the Northwest and the increase of trout waters in the surrounding area – S/2 was changed to a carp water with £15,000 of carp stock added.
2007 - 2011
Quarry lake is closed after decisions based on fish mortality and security issues. The lake is drained and stock removed into Sunnyside 1 and River lakes. The lake is removed from the Wyreside portfolio.
2013 - 2015
10 x mid doubles are added to S1 stock. The back bank of Fox's lake is re -landscaped creating flatter /wider swims and extra parking for easy access and match purposes. 600 3-5lb carp are added and over 1500lbs of roach, tench and perch are moved from Wyre, S1 and S2 into Foxes'. Over £12000 worth of new stock between 12-15lbs was added in November 2015 to Sunnyside 1, Sunnyside 2 and Wyre Lake
River lake has become our mixed coarse water - a smaller more intimate lake which is ideal for pleasure fishing with carp upto 17lbs and specimen tench and bream. There is also roach, ide, chubb and barbel in this water.
We also intend to do some redevelopment in the main building with a new shower block and refurb in the bar & restaurant and children's indoor play area. There are plans afoot to source & install wifi around the park and in turn more security cameras.
Its definitely going to be an busy winter for the team but as always over the last 25 years we continue to rise to the challenge to ensure that Wyreside remains one of the premier fisheries and campsites in the Northwest!