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Time spent outdoors is calming and relaxing. Every angler remembers their first catch. Just look at the way their eyes light up when they talk about it.


Manvers Lake is home to a great variety of fish species. Coarse anglers and specimen hunters alike favour the deeper areas as ledgering is a favoured tactic for carp, tench and bream. Depths can vary between a couple of feet to twenty plus. Silver fish can be taken on maggot and corn tactics.

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Manvers lake is fast becoming a specimen water and has a healthy stock of quality carp to over 30lbs, bream over 13lbs, tench over 10lbs (a rarity for a Yorkshire water), roach over 2lbs, perch nudging 4lbs and large pike. There’s also the odd surprise brown trout, the best caught to date being over 8lbs and a number of years ago a small head of crucian carp were introduced, which have been steadily growing on.


To compliment the lake fishing we have now acquired for members 3 river stretches of angling water: • 750m of River Don at Kilnhurst • 1.5k River Dearne at Darfield • 3km of River Dearne to the rear [North] of Manvers Lake


Day and night fishing is allowed 365 days a year. All sessions must be booked online.

No fishing is allowed from the rocks on the beach to the bridge at the boathouse between 8.00am and 8.00pm.


All anglers are reminded to carry a valid Environment Agency (EA) rod licence(s) that cover the number of rods you are using. We do have productive links with the EA and Water Bailiffs have been known to visit and carry out checks periodically. Please familiarise yourself with the MWBC Rules for Anglers before you start your session.  You can access our rules here: Manvers Lake Angling Rules

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