Day ticket fishing is available at Lightwater Country Park during the fishing season. A valid Environment Agency rod licence is required. Hammonds Pond offers mixed course fishing so is an ideal place for pleasure angling.

Day fishing will be offered from dawn to dusk. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. There are 10 swims available on the pond, tickets for which must be purchased from the Lightwater Country Park (LCP) café during opening hours (10am – 4pm). For those that have arrived at dawn and are already set-up, permits can be bought over the phone (01276 452155 – during café opening hours) by credit card if anglers do not wish to leave their tackle.

The cost to fish at LCP is:

One Rod Two Rods Annual Permit
Adult £6 £8 £40
Child £3 £5 £20
OAP concessionary rate (Mon-Fri only) £3 £5 N/A


To hire for an event  or competition, the day rate is £80.

For any enquiries please contact or call us on 01276 707100 for more information

Fishing sessions for young people (8-16 year olds):

  • July 31, 14 Aug, 28 Aug – 3hr session, 10am-1pm
  • Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21 – 2hr session, 10am-12 noon.
We are running two different length sessions – 2 hour (£18 per rod hire) and 3 hour (£27 per rod hire).
The hire includes a rod, bait and permit to fish, plus tips and tuition from Greenspace rangers.
Any young fishers aged 13-16 are required by the Environment Agency to have a rod licence (free for this age bracket) via the website ( and present the licence / licence number on the day. Under 13s not required to do so.
All children to be accompanied by an adult, please bring foldable chairs to fish in comfort.
There is a café and toilets on site.