West Yorkshire has something for every angler! From sprawling reservoirs to serene still-waters, there’s a good chance you’ll find your next favourite carp fishing spot in the county!
Let’s take a look at the best West Yorkshire carp fishing lakes, highlighting their unique features and other important information.
West Yorkshire Carp Fishing Lakes Near Me
Image Courtesy of Ladywood Lakes Fishery
Ladywood Lakes is a popular carp fishing spot in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. It has two lakes: one large (a 10-acre gravel pit) and one small (2.5 acres with over 700 carp). The fishery has a path that circles the lake, allowing you to park directly behind your preferred swim. The venue works on a pre-booking basis.
|Lake size||10 acres big lake
2.5 acres small lake
|Location||Sands Ln, Mirfield WF14 8HH|
|Pricing||Big lake: 24hr ticket £25 & £50 for 48hrs
Small lake: £22 per 24 hrs
|Record carp||46lb 8oz|
Image Courtesy of The Approach Fisheries Club
The Approach Fisheries consists of two lakes: Trout Lake and the Willows (formerly Eric’s Willows). The Trout Lake is a walk-in day ticket fishery, whereas the Willows is only open to experienced members. The Willows Lake has 20 swims and requires a one-time registration fee of £50.
|Name||The Approach Fisheries|
|Lake size||Willows: 25 acres
Trout: 30 acres
|Location||Crossley Lane Mirfield, WF14|
|Phone number||01430 440034|
|Record carp||59lb 8oz|
The Lowther Lake Complex consists of the 25-acre Lowther Lake and the 4-acre Oxbow Lake. It’s controlled by the Allerton Bywater Victoria Angling club, making it a members-only fishery. Anglers must purchase an annual membership book to access the club’s waters.
|Name||The Lowther Lake Complex|
|Lake size||Oxbow Lake: 4 acres
Lowther Lake: 25-acre
|Location||Ninevah Ln, Castleford WF10 2EW|
|Pricing||Membership book: £20 for adults, £10 for OAPs, £10 for Blue badge holders, and free for under 16s|
|Record carp||27lb and 22lb|
Image Courtesy of Millfield Pool Club
This exclusive members-only specimen carp fishing syndicate spans over 4.5 acres and holds about 200 carp. Millfield Pool has ten pegs, a parking area, a shower block, and a perimeter fence.
|Lake size||4.5 acres|
|Location||1 Calder Vale Rd, Horbury, Wakefield WF4 5FD|
|Pricing||£200 deposit for syndicate application|
Birkwood Farm Fisheries is a family-owned business that began with a single lake. It’s now a five-lake complex with 100+ fishing stations: Main Lake, Molly’s Lake, Frog Hall Lake, Oscars Lake, and Emily’s Lake.
You may begin fishing as soon as you arrive, and the staff will collect payment from the lakeside. You can also transfer your ticket to another lake if there’s an available peg.
|Lake size||Main Lake 3 acres|
|Location||Altofts, Normanton, Wakefield, WF6 2JE|
|Pricing||Day ticket £9 (£7 after 1 pm)
Children 10-16 years £8
|Phone Number||01924 892251, 07958 451 797|
The Hemsworth Waterpark, managed by the Hemsworth Town Council, features a large lake with sandy beaches, pedalo rides, and a smaller hidden lake. There are also wildlife areas, picnic areas, and a playground. Both lakes are stocked with fish, and anglers can fish from dawn to dusk. Night fishing is prohibited.
|Name||Hemsworth Water Park|
|Location||Bullenshaw Road, Hemsworth
Pontefract WF9 4NE
|Pricing||Adult day ticket £4.5, child £2.5|
|Phone Number||01977 617617|
The Hopton Waters lake provides a quiet fishing venue. It has carp over 20 lbs, bream, trench, and orfe. You can only fish from 7 am till dusk.
|Lake size||3/4 acre|
|Location||Off Highgate Lane, Upper Hopton, Mirfield|
|Pricing||Adult day ticket £6, OAP’s £5, children under 16 £5|
The Ackworth Fisheries is a Stillwater fishery near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. It consists of two lakes offering match-style angling and a variety of species, including carp, perch, bream, roach, trench, and barbel. Night fishing and ground bait aren’t permitted in this day-ticket fishery.
|Location||Long lane, Low Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7EZ, United Kingdom|
|Pricing||Day ticket £6 for one rod, £8.5 for two rods
£4 for children under 13 years
Image Courtesy of Yorkshire Frontiers
Managed by Brighouse Angling Association, Brookfoot lake is home to carp weighing up to 20 lbs, tench, roach, perch, and rudd. It’s open all year, is accessible to the disabled, and accepts day tickets. A night permit is only available to annual members.
|Lake size||3.5 acres|
|Location||N Cut, Brighouse HD6 2RW|
|Pricing||Day ticket £4|
|Phone Number||01484711063, 01422354146|
Image Courtesy of Kingfisher Lake Club
The Kingfisher Lake is a 6.5-acre specimen carp fishery with 16 pegs. The average depth is five feet. Four fish weighing more than 30 pounds have been caught here, with the record standing at 33lb 4oz. The venue allows peg booking for weekends and midweek, but no bookings are permitted during the winter.
|Location||The Lodge, Greengales Ln, Wheldrake, York YO19 6BW|
|Pricing||Day ticket: £10
|Phone Number||01904 448793|
|Record carp||33 lb 4oz|
Image Courtesy of Fairview Fishing Lakes Club
The Farview Fishing Lakes offers a good variety of carp species above 20lb. It’s also home to golden orfe, bream, tench, roach, chub, and barbel, making it ideal for anglers of different skill levels. It runs from 7 am to dusk.
|Name||Farview Fishing Lakes|
|Location||Bingley, Bradford, BD16 1UQ|
|Pricing||£6 per day, £4 after 4 pm, O.A.P’s £5 per day
£4 for children below 13 years
|Phone Number||01274490444, 07790881323|
Which West Yorkshire carp fishing lakes stood out for you? Which ones are you planning to visit or have already tried? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!