Fishing in Dinton Pastures Country Park
White Swan Lake
The Lake is considered to be one of the premier specimen fishers in the whole of UK with 90 swims. Originally formed as a gravel pit in the early 1970’s, the lake is spread across 24 acres in size and is routinely re stocked with top quality fish including Tench, Perch, Carp, Roach and Rudd. The biggest fish caught in the lake was recorded in 2005 which was a 54lb Mirror Carp.
Black Swan Lake
The larger lake at Dinton Pastures Country Park spans around an area of 84 acres and has been stocked routinely over the past 20 years. The fishing in this lake is restricted to Specimen Group members only and there is normally a long waiting list too. You can find out more information about the membership by getting in touch with the park authority:
Phone: 0118 934 2016
Fishing rules - Rules have been specified in a PDF file by the Wokingham Borough Council which can be obtained using the following link: Black Swan Lake Fishing Information
Casual day tickets and season tickets - Casual day season tickets and casual day tickets are available for White Swan Lake. Day tickets can be purchased from car park ticket machines at the site. You would need correct money as the machines do not give change.
Fishing times - You can get permit to fish from dawn to dusk and Night fishing is only open to specimen group members. A closed season operates from 15 March to 15 June inclusive.
Day ticket: £6 Adult per rod (£3 per rod concessionary price)
Day season ticket: £56.60 Adult per rod (£28.80 per rod concessionary price)