Public Notice - The Government has updated its guidance permitting fishing to now take place in line with the new lockdown rules. Further details can be found on the Angling Trust website

Fishing at Noddle Hill Nature Reserve

Did you know that we have three fishing ponds based within our city’s parks for public access?

You can fish at:

  • Pickering Park
  • Noddle Hill Playing Fields
  • East Park

Please note night fishing at any of our fishing ponds is strictly prohibited. 

Fishing Rules and Regulations

  • All persons are requested to respect all wildlife and report any incidents to a Ranger.
  • All persons angling must hold a current valid rod licence and be able to provide proof of this when asked by a council official or water bailiff.
  • A maximum of two rods per angler per ticket/pass purchased
  • No fishing will be allowed between pegs.
  • No firearms, unauthorised fires or illegal stocking of fish will be allowed.
  • No night fishing.
  • All fish must be returned to the water.
  • No spinners, lures, braid, live bait, barbed hooks or hooks larger than a size 10.
  • Only shot of an approved type may be used.
  • No bloodworm, joker or boils to be used.
  • Only 3 kilos of ground bait per angler is permitted.
  • Only approved keep and landing nets may be used; carp and fish larger than 5lb cannot be kept in a keep net.
  • A keep net ban is in force from midnight April 30th until midnight June 15th.
  • No rights will be given to any group.
  • Bransholme (Noddle Hill) and Oak Road fishing lakes are to be used exclusively for fishing.
  • Where provided dip tanks must be used.

Please leave the area clean and tidy and dispose of any litter carefully.

Any person found to be in breach of any of the above may be asked to leave the fishery

Fishing Pass Price List

Pass Type




Concession (includes juniors aged 12-16 years, Job Seekers, Disabled and Over 65s)


Annual Pass (adult)


Juniors under 12*


*A junior is classed as aged 12-16yrs, under 12's are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Licenses are required for anglers age 12 years and upwards. Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. Photo ID is required for licenses. 


How to Purchase Your Annual Pass and Day Tickets

You can now purchase Annual Pass and Day Tickets online using the button at the bottom of the page. Please read the following instructions before purchasing:

To purchase an Annual Membership please select the apply for membership button, then select the Golf, Parks, Fishing and Pitches option.

To purchase an Adult or Concession Day Ticket please select the guest login button, then select the Golf, Parks, Fishing and Pitches option.