IMPORTANT: The pike fishing season is STRICTLY limited to 1st October to 31st March; outside this period, ie April to September, we do not allow anyone to catch pike and therefore use of spinners is not permitted during this period. The fishery opening hours are strictly 6.30 to dusk and non-one is allowed entry prior.
These rulings will be enforced by our Bailiff Andy as he walks around the lake.
Please check all our rules before fishing. Like most fisheries we do rig checks and anyone found breaking the rules will be banned for life.
SHILLINGLEE FISHING NEWS
Monday 18th October 2021
Another successful weekend here at Shillinglee... the Pike season continues to produce numerous captures, with over half a dozen reported up to 15lb, well done all.
Congratulations Ben for landing a lovely 14lb Common to go with the 27lb Common he caught earlier in the day, and Jack for his 14lb Common.
Monday 11th October 2021
The Pike fishing season here at Shillinglee has got off to a cracking start, with Peter the Demon Piker landing two beauties: 14lb 8oz and 13lb, Lee a lovely 20lb 2oz whopper and Ben with a 22lb-er. Several other day ticket holders also landed some lovely pike, so all in all we saw 12+ out during last week/the weekend. A great start, well done everyone!
Not to be outdone, our Carp fishing community also celebrated some great Autumn captures: Theo who added a 16lb Common to the enormous 30lb 10oz Mirror of last week; Howard 23lb Mirror; Jack 17lb 10oz Mirror and 18lb 10oz Common and significantly Ben with 17lb Mirror, 27lb and 20lb Common to add to his pike success. Huge well done everyone!
Friday 1st October 2021
Today marks the start of the pike fishing season and we wish to remind all of our customers that entry to the lake is strictly 6.30am to dusk. Our bailiff regularly walks around the lake and anyone on site prior to these hours will be asked to leave.
We would also remind all fishermen that treble hooks are not allowed, although two single hooks are permitted. Anyone found to be using trebles, or not abiding by our rules will be asked to leave and banned for life.
Additionally we expect all our anglers to have a good quality mat and landing net. Thank you. The Shillinglee Team
Monday 13th September 2021
We hope you have all enjoyed the recent very mini heatwave and drastic improvement in the weather... it's certainly been bucolic and beautiful here on our lakes.
Huge congratulations to Alan for his incredible success here over the past week. He has not only celebrated some brilliant Carp captures: two Common and 2 Mirror 14-18lbs but also a PB with a stunning 31lb 2oz Mirror!
Wednesday 1st September 2021
As we say goodbye to an unseasonably soggy August and hopefully look ahead to some balmy early Autumn weather, we have had a great week here at Shillinglee... huge well done to Alan for landing a whopping 31lb 2oz Mirror, and Rich for a pair of stunning Commons weighing in at 11lb 11oz and 11lb 2oz.
We've also noticed an increase in popularity of exclusive hire of our smaller Silverdale lake.. perfect for families, and day hire includes a BBQ (BYO food and drink). Several families have taken advantage of this recently, and enjoyed great success ... landing many smaller 2-4lb Carp. A perfect introduction to fishing for our younger future anglers!
Monday 16th August 2021
After a week of very unseasonal weather, it was a treat to enjoy a dry weekend here at Shillinglee... and celebrate the end of a very successful week for our fishing community!
Congratulations to: Alan 15lb Common, Ben who landed another three fabulous Commons weighing in at 18lb, 16lb 10oz and 15lb and Jack 18lb Common! Let's hope we get to enjoy some 'Summer' weather soon!
Friday 6th August 2021
Well done Ben for a massive 30lb Mirror and 13lb Common and Kevin for a lovely 18lb 8oz Common .. we look forward to welcoming both new and existing anglers to our fabulous lakes this weekend... hopefully better weather! Happy weekend to you all!
Monday 2nd August 2021
A weekend of celebrations... our angling community are on a roll at the moment! Well done Jack for a lovely 17lb Mirror, Alan 19lb Common, Richard 18lb Common, Steve 14lb Common and a special mention for our dedicated bailiff Andy... who landed a stunning 19lb Mirror!
Come and test your skills and join our ever-expanding list of angling success stories!
Friday 30th July 2021
Quite a week here at Shillinglee... we are celebrating a great run of captures... in no particular order... Ben 18lb 10oz Mirror, 10lb 4oz Common and 17lb 14 oz Common; Theo 18lb 8oz Common and 16lb Mirror; James 17lb Mirror, Jack 12lb Mirror; Rich 19lb 14oz Mirror and 17lb Common.
Well done all!
Monday 19th July 2021
Congratulations go to Keith, who continued his stunning angling success over the weekend, taking his weekly grand total of captures to 6... the biggest of which was a 20lb 2oz Common.
Well done to Charlie 19lb Common, Ben 17lb 8oz Common, Jon 13lb 4oz Mirror, Steve 20lb 4oz Common and last but far from least, our Bailliff Andy 20lb 14oz Common.
What a weekend!
Wednesday 14th July 2021
One of our regular anglers Keith celebrated three fabulous captures yesterday...all Common Carp weighing in at 15lb, 13lb and 10lb! What a successful day's fishing! Well done to Keith!
Friday 9th July 2021
We look forward to welcoming you this weekend... we are fully open and take card/cash, have plenty of parking and have celebrated some fabulous captures this past week!
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Another fruitful weekend here at Shillinglee... congratulations go to Richard for a fabulous double: two Common Carp captures weighing in at 21lb 14oz and 20lb 12oz.
David also celebrated a fantastic 33lb Mirror and Christian a 4lb Tench.
Come and test your skills on our beautiful lakes... we'd be delighted to welcome you!
Monday 28th June 2021
Congratulations Paul for the stunning 21lb Common capture... and also George 17lb Common, Richard 10lb Common and Steve 12lb Common.
A great weekend here at Shillinglee... come and join our successful Carp fishing community... we guarantee a warm welcome! See you soon. Shillinglee Team
Thursday 24th June 2021
Another fabulous week .. massive well done to Theo for the stunning 21lb 4oz Mirror he landed earlier in the week... also to Richard 7lb Tench, Ben 13lb 4lb Mirror, Charlie 11lb Mirror and Dave 12lb Common.
Our gorgeous lakes are in full mid-Summer bloom .. come and try your skills & get a mention here when you celebrate fabulous captures! See you soon hopefully!
Friday 18th June 2021
We are happy to report on a great week here at Shillinglee ... despite the contrasting blazing sunshine and high temperatures followed by the most recent muggy deluges, several of our fishing community have reported some great captures... details to follow!
We are fully open now the fish have stopped spawning, do come and join us soon! We have plenty of parking, no need to book in advance and take cash and card as payment.
Wednesday 9th June 2021
** We are delighted to announce that the fish have stopped spawning, and we are re-opening tomorrow, Thursday 10th June, at 6.30am.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our lakes in this glorious weather.. thank you for bearing with us, we appreciate your patience **
Monday 7th June 2021
** An update: The fish are still spawning... we will update you as soon as we can re-open... thank you for your patience **
Friday 4th June 2021 ** we remain closed for spawning, will update once re-open **
We remain closed due to the fish spawning, though having had such a successful weekend pre -closure, figured an update was in order!
Most heartfelt congratulations go to Rich for a phenominally successful session on the lake... he landed a huge Linear Carp weighing in at 26lb 3oz, swiftly followed by a stunning Common 19lb 2oz and a huge Mirror tipping the scales at 22lb! Amazing! He then added another two Common to this incredible tally...!
Andy also celebrated a 12lb 8oz Mirror and 4lb Tench, Marcus a 25lb 4oz Common and a day ticket holder landed an out-of-season 24lb Pike! What a weekend!
Monday 31st May 2021
We have had a lot of fish out over the last few days which we will report on later this week but we wanted to let you know the fish are now spawning so we will close from tonight.We will advise when we will reopen.
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Another fantastic week for our fishing community...congratulations to Keith for landing a fabulous 19lb 5oz Common, Andy for another great capture... a 25lb 12oz Mirror... and Theo who topped off a brilliant week which saw him catch a 24lb 4oz Common and a MASSIVE 30lb 15oz Mirror from his spot on Carp Corner. Well done all our tenacious and intrepid anglers.
Wednesday 19th May 2021
Well done to our Bailiff Andy for his fabulous recent captures... two stunning Commons weighing in at 19lb 4oz and 15lb and a huge 22lb 12oz Mirror .. also Charlie for the lovely 17lb 4oz Mirror he landed earlier in the week. Congratulations!
Friday 14th May 2021
A great week here at Shillinglee... huge congratulations to Howard for landing a stunning 19lb Common, a very successful day ticket holder for the 27lb Common and 14lb Mirror and last but not least Theo for the 20lb Common!
Do come and join us and test your skills this weekend.. we accept cash and have a card reader... no need to book ... renovated pegs and a warm welcome await you!
Monday 10th May 2021
Our hearty fishing community have braved some strange and unseasonal weather over the past weeks... freezing temperatures, high winds and the odd day of very welcome sunshine thrown in.
Despite this, we have seen some great captures, including numerous perch and roach, plus some fabulous Carp... congratulations Keith for the lovely 12lb Mirror and Andy, our Bailiff for the whopping 22lb 12oz Mirror he landed at the weekend!
Wednesday 28th April 2021
Perseverence and tenacity paid off for Theo who landed a stunning 27lb 5oz Common yesterday... along with another 17lb Common... huge congratulations!
Well done also to Mick for landing a fabulous 24lb 6oz Common and Keith for another weighing in at 18lb. A fabulous week so far for our intrepid Anglers...we look forward to welcoming you soon to our gorgeous lakes.
Wednesday 21st April 2021
Congratulations to Howard for landing a stunning 28lb Mirror Carp yesterday...we have seen some fabulous success stories recently... do come and enjoy the mini Spring heatwave that's forecast and test your angling skills.
Our lakes are looking amazing, Spring has definitely sprung here at Shillinglee!
Friday 16th April 2021
Despite the strangely erratic weather patterns over the last week... Andy our bailiff has reported everything on the lakes from snow, bright sunshine, frosty nights and back to bright sunshine!... we have had some fabulous carp captures from our day ticket holders... most notably Ben with a stunning 19lb Common and Dave celebrating a fabulous 12lb Mirror.
Now the warmer temperatures and a few April showers are forecast, and the leaves are unfurling around the lakes, we look forward to seeing you soon ... all ages and abilities are welcome.
Wednesday 7th April 2021
We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break...the sun shone brightly on us here at Shillinglee, albeit with a blast of arctic temperatures. Nevertheless we have some fantastic success stories to report... congratulations go to John for the huge 23lb pike he landed just before the end of the pike fishing season.
The carp fishing community, not to be outdone by our amazing pike fishing experts, celebrated some stunning captures, in no particular order: Craig 26lb 10oz and 15lb Mirrors, Theo a 25lb 5oz Common and 19lb 2oz Mirror, Rich 17lb 8oz Common and 19lb 14oz Mirror, Jon with a 12lb 4oz Common and finally Dave and a lovely 12lb Mirror.
Well done everyone... we are fully open and look forward to welcoming you to our gogeous lakes.
Monday 29th March 2021
We have had such an amazing Pike fishing season here at Shillinglee... Peter the local pike fishing legend is well on track with his season tally... he added a 15lb 8oz whopper, a 14lb-er and another of our day ticket holders celebrated two more, weighing in at 6lb and 4lb respectively.
We are also delighted to report a fabulous 18lb Mirror Carp ... a great capture by another day ticket holder.
We are fully open over Easter, 6.30am to dusk ... the forecast is fabulously warm and sunny. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful lakes.
Monday 22nd March 2021
The gorgeous Spring weather has heralded some fabulous captures for the Shillinglee Fishing Community... we have seen some decent sized Roach and the Pike season continues to produce some fantastic fish... last week two of our day ticket holders landed a whopper each, c. 25lb amongst many others over the past fortnight up to this weight.
We remain open for day tickets as normal, and have plentiful parking, safely distanced pegs and payment by card or cash. We hope to welcome you soon.
Monday 8th March 2021
What a wonderful start to Spring... we've had some fabulously mild and sunny days here at Shillinglee... and our fishing community have enjoyed numerous great successes.
The pike season continues apace, with Peter adding several more captures to his seasonal tally... and our day ticket holders have landed some stunning carp.. including a massive 23lb Common last week.
Renovations of Carp Corner and several other pegs have been completed, with new bark chipping and more space .. do come and experience our beautful setting and top class facilities for yourself. We remain open for day tickets, and are a safe and friendly venue. We look forward to welcoming both regular and new customers to our gorgeous lakes.
Friday 19th February 2021
We are fully defrosted and enjoying the sense of Spring in the air now the milder weather seems to be here to stay.
The piking season continues successfully with Peter enjoying several captures including a stunning 5lb-er, and Alan landing a huge 21lb 8oz beauty. Well done both!
Come and test your skills on our lovely lakes and enjoy our fully renovated pegs, flexible cash or card payment, plentiful parking, and the natural beauty of Shillinglee and of course.. fabulous fishing opportunities. We welcome all ages and abilities so do come and join us.
Monday 15th February 2021
Our main lake is now partially defrosted... leaving around a quarter thawed enough to fish on. Given the most recent forecast is preducting higher temperatures tonight and tomorrow, we are confident all lakes will be thawed out tomorrow and fully open for business!
Friday 12th February 2021
Please note our lakes are currently frozen over, we will let you know once they've thawed but in the meantime we are closed.
Wednesday 10th February 2021
February has blown in with a seemingly endless amount of rain, followed more recently by snowy days and freezing weather. Despite losing a few fishing days with our lakes frozen over, we are pleased to report the last 10 days have seen uninterrupted access and some lovely captures.
We have had some fabulous pike fishing success, with lots of jack pike and several larger, the biggest of which topped 10lb. However, we are delighted to report that Peter has once again topped everyone and last week celebrated landing a stunning 13lb 8oz beauty... his legendary perserverance paying off once more.
We are open from 6.30am to dusk every day, no need to book and our Bailiff Andy takes cash or card via his portable card machine. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Friday 22nd January 2021
As we continue through the latest National Lockdown and endure the changeable weather that January throws at us, we are pleased to report on some stunning successes here at Shillinglee, and delighted to see several generations of anglers enjoying our beautiful lakes and celebrating some great captures.
Peter the Piker continues to add to his seasonal tally, landing several beauties including a 20lb 8oz whopper last week. John landed a lovely 10lb pike while fishing with his son Craig, one of our regulars, while Derek landed a 6lb pike and Andy, our fabulous bailliff an 8lb pike on the same day.
Mike, on a day ticket with his young son and during his first trip to Shillinglee, caught a huge 17lb pike! Masstive congratulations to all our intrepid anglers, of all ages, and do be encouraged by these success stories to come and experience our lovely lakes for yourselves.
Monday 11th January 2021
Update on our lakes here... we are pleased to report that they are no longer frozen... please do come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Shillinglee during these difficult times, added to which we are seeing some fantastic, massive pike caught in recent weeks so come and test your skills!
Rest assured we follow all Government guidelines regarding social distancing, and offer card payment as an alternative to cash. There is plenty of parking, and no need to book to fish between 6.30am - dusk. Due to Covid restrictions, please note there is no Syndicate-only night fishing currently permitted.
Friday 8th January 2021
We are delighted to announce that, after strong representation to the Government from the Angling Trust regarding the physical and mental benefits of fishing, and the natural social distancing that goes with the sport, fisheries are now permitted to remain open during daylight hours.
Unfortunately our lakes are currently frozen, though we will post regular updates on here and our social media pages... Facebook and Instagram.. as soon as they have thawed.
Please also note that permitted fishing during this lockdown does not currently include night fishing. The link to the Angling Trust announcement is below.
Wednesday 6th January 2021
In line with the latest Government legislation regarding the Fishing Industry, please take time to read the announcement from the Angling Trust (link below). Following on from this, we will be closed from midnight last night (5th January 2021) until further notice.
Please be assured we will alert you regarding any further announcements as soon as we are notified. We know this is a very difficult time for many of you ... stay safe and well. Shillinglee Team.
Monday 4th January 2021
Happy New Year! We hope all our anglers enjoyed a restful festive season, despite the restrictions, and as am sure you all do, we are looking resolutely forward and hoping for a better year ahead.
On a positive note, we are delighted to report on a hugely successful fortnight here at Shillinglee... amongst others, well done to Jonathan who landed a huge 16lb 10oz Pike the week before Christmas. Ben celebrated another pike at 16lb 6oz and then followed this up with a 21lb 3oz whopper, Charlie a 17lb 4oz pike and Peter with a 7lb-er. A fabulous start to the holiday season!
Jake landed a 12lb Mirror, Rob a 25lb of the same between Christmas and NYE, and Andy our Bailiff has reported several more pike out in the last few days!
Do come and test your skills on our stunning lakes... a fantastic start to what will hopefully be a better year for everyone.
Monday 21st December 2020
Well done to Jonathan for landing at fabulous 16lb 10oz pike during the week, and Theo for the 14lb and 7lb duo of pike yesterday... the pike season continues to produce some great captures!
Merry Christmas to all of you in our Shillinglee fishing community... we know its been a difficult year, and we appreciate your loyalty and hope we have provided you with a welcome distraction on our peaceful lakes.. not to mention some great fishing!
Happy New Year too.. let's hope its a better one! The Shillinglee Team
Wednesday 16th December 2020
Congratulations to our fabulous pike fishing community for a hugely successful week... John for landing three whopping specimens, weighing in at 20lb 2oz, 18lb and 15lb 8oz ... several others also enjoyed similar success stories.
Also well done to Theo for the stunning 14lb carp he landed on Monday ... look us up on Facebook and Instagram for pictorial evidence & give us a follow! Even better, come and test your skills on our stunning lakes during the lead up to Christmas and over the festive holidays... we remain fully open for business.
Friday 11th December 2020
Recent dry, crisp weather has encouraged our anglers here at Lakeside and we've seen a steady stream of pike caught, and some Carp last weekend .. do visit us and make the most of the pre-festive calm!
We are a fully socially-distanced operation and offer card payment as well as cash to keep our clients safe... we hope to see you soon.
Friday 4th December 2020
We have been enjoying the last of the Autumn leaves here at Shillinglee and have seen a steady stream of happy anglers enjoying our beautiful lakes and renovated pegs on Carp Corner!
Congratulations to Rob for landing a stunnning 15lb Mirror and following this up with a 19lb Common... and also to Peter the Champion Piker for adding several whopping pike to his growing seasonal record... the latest of which weighed an impressive 15lb 10z.
Monday 23rd November 2020
As Autumn continues the steady march into Winter, we have noticed a new sharpness in the air here at Shillinglee..... and a continued run of success for our fishing community. We have also seen a welcome rise in the numbers of families and juniors... a fabulous trend which we hope to see continuing into the New Year. All ages and abilities are made very welcome on our beautiful lakes.
Well done Paul for the stunning 20lb 6oz Common, landed at the weekend, and Sam for the cracking 18lb Mirror the following day.
The pike season is in full swing, and we have seen good numbers caught in the last week, with particular mention going to Jonathan for a whopping 20lb 2oz captured last week.
Monday 16th November 2020
We are delighted to report on a successful first week of the second National Lockdown here at Shillinglee...regulars, day ticket holders and families have enjoyed their time on our stunning lakes.
The pike season continues to rival previous years, with a steady run of success for Peter, who has variously landed a stunning 15lb pike, followed by a 6lb and several smaller catches. Matt also celebrated a huge 21lb 6oz pike, and several smaller including a lovely at 9lb.
Congratulations to Keith for an amazing capture last week... a fabulous 23lb Mirror, and Charlie for persevering and landing a whopping 26lb 12oz Common.
We remain fully open and compliant with all Angling Trust guidelnes, take cash or card and have plenty of parking. Shillinglee is especially peaceful and picturesque during Autumn... make the most while the leaves are on the trees in all their Autumnal glory!
Friday 6th November 2020
** UPDATE ON FISHING DURING SECOND LOCKDOWN **
The Angling Trust have updated their guidance regarding fishing during this second lockdown period and we are delighted to confirm we can remain open providing sensible and safe precautions are taken. These include, but are not restricted to, staying as local as possible, social distancing, fishing within your family/support bubble and no groups larger than two.
Rest assured your safety remains our primary concern, and to this end we provide well spaced pegs, plentiful parking, and take cards with our machine if you prefer to cash. See below for link to Anglng Trust website and full Covid related guidance. We hope to welcome you to our stunning and peaceful lakes soon.
In other fishing news, huge congratulations to Peter the amazing Pike fisherman, who continues his season with a whopping 21lb capture along with 3 under 14lb... we have everything crossed for Pete the Piker as he's hoping to equal or better his incredible record of 50+ Pike last season!
Sam landed a beautiful 12lb Common, and Dave a lovely 14lb Pike to add to Charlie's 12lb Mirror and Ben with two huge Common Carp topping the scales at 22lb and 12lb! Well done to everyone.
Wednesday 4th November 2020
The Angling Trust have published the latest guidance and interpretation of Government Covid policy relating to angling, please see the link below. Once the vote in the House of Commons has taken place later today, and the guidance becomes law, we will update you but for now please assume we are open and you are welcome to fish on our beautiful lakes in this gloriously sunny Autumn weather.
Monday 2nd November 2020
Following on from Saturday's Government announcement of a second National lockdown commencing this Thursday, 5th November, we have been keeping a close eye on the rules and guidelines regarding angling.
The Angling Trust have recently posted this news update (see link below). We will continue to monitor the situation and update you when we have further news.
Thank you for your patience, we hope you all stay safe and well.
Wednesday, 28th October 2020
What a fantastic start to the week! Paul landed the most stunning 32lb 8oz Mirror on Monday followed swiftly by Keith with another beautiful 23lb 14oz Mirror! Well done both!
The Pike season is in full swing with our most prolific Piker, Peter, catching a huge 22lb 6oz Pike to add to his quite incredible season record last year of 50+ Pike! Let's hope this season is as successful for him!
Do come and join us on our lovely lakes during this unseasonally mild weather... the leaves are turning and we are seeing good numbers of fish out of our lakes!
Monday 26th October 2020
We are delighted to report on another successful weekend on our stunning Autumnal lakes here at Shillinglee... the pike season continues unabated with some great captures up to 14lb.
Jon enjoyed a very successful Saturday with a beautiful 14lb 8oz Common and Rich's perseverence paid off with a whopping 20lb 8oz Common he landed at 4am Sunday! Well done to you both!
*** Please note due to the clocks going back an hour, our amended opening times are 6.30am to 5pm/dusk until further notice. Thank you ***
Monday 19th October 2020
October has been an incredibly successful month at Shillinglee so far, seeing plenty of pike out, up to 14lb in weight including a 12lb 8oz beauty landed by Pete, a great start to the piking season.
We have also seen some huge Carp caught ... Keith celebrated a 14lb Mirror and Andy a 15lb Mirror.
Special mention though must go to Steve, who landed three massive fish in four hours... starting with a stunning 31lb silver Common, a 29lb 4oz Mirror then just after midnight, landing a 24lb Common. Huge well done Steve!
Jon, not to be outdone on the same day, enjoyed a fabulous session which included 16lb 3oz and 10lb 13oz Mirrors, and a beautiful 12lb 5oz Common.
Do come along and try our stunning Autumnal lakes and fantastic swims, we are open 6.30am to 6.30pm and everyone is welcome. We take cash and card, and observe all social distancing measures.
Monday 5th October 2020
A fantastic start to the Pike season, with Geoff landing a 22lb beauty, Peter 13lb and Matt 13lb 8 oz amongst others... well done all!
Much activity with the Carp fishing too - Jon celebrated a stunning 23lb 12oz Mirror and then another at 19lb 3oz, Paul a 16lb Mirror and Rich 18lb and 12lb, both Mirrors.
*** Please note our opening hours are now 6.30am - 6.30pm/dusk ***
Wednesday 30th Septebmer 2020
Delighted to report on a great fortnight's fishing, with Alan celebrating landing a stunning 24lb Mirror & Rich was thrilled with his 12lb 3oz Mirror and 11lb 12oz Common... well done both!
Congratulations also to Christian 16lb Mirror, Alan again 19lb 9oz Common, Tom 8lb 8oz Mirror, Paul 16lb Mirror and 6lb Tench.
We are seeing alot of lovely Perch & Roach at the moment... come and see for yourself! The leaves are turning and our lakes are looking beautiful... escape the New Normal and come and enjoy the peace while testing your skills!
Wednesday 16th September 2020
Congratulations Rich and Steve for persevering and ultimately triumphing during a marathon 72 hour session... and being justifiably rewarded with two fabulous Common carp 17lb 10oz and 19lb 10oz for Rich, and Steve landing a stunning 28lb Common!
We hope to see you soon during this unexpectedly warm, early Autumn weather... our lakeside is cool and shady, and our friendly team awaits to welcome day ticket holders and Syndicate members alike!
Monday 7th September 2020
What a fantastic start to Autumn! We have a couple of incredibly successful catch reports to share ... starting with Jon who celebrated his best ever capture record over the August Bank Holiday and topped it all off with a PB!
Huge congratulations go to Jon for landing four stunning Commons weighing in at 15lb 13oz, 19lb, 21lb 2oz and 24lb 4oz and last but far from least, his amazing 33lb Mirror PB!
Hot on his heels is fellow Syndicate member Sam, who was delighted with three stunning Common Carp weighing in at 12lb, 15lb and 22lb 4oz and ended his successful week with a whopping 32lb Mirror!
With lovely balmy early Autumn weather forecast, do join us as the leaves mellow, adding a colourful backdrop to our beautiful lakes.
Friday 28th August 2020
*** Please note due to the shorter days, our opening hours for day tickets
are now 6.30am - 8.30pm/dusk until further notice ***
Wednesday 26th August 2020
After a week of changeable weather culminating in the last few stormy days, we can report a productive end to August, with congratulations going to Tom for landing a lovely 15lb Common, which Jack then followed up with his own 10lb Common.
Charlie then celebrated his own successful day's fishing... landing a beautiful 14lb Mirror at the weekend. As we say goodbye to August, and summer slowly eases into Autumn we hope to see you on our lovely lakes soon.
Monday 17th August 2020
As the heatwave gave way to oppressively muggy weather and now the thankful relief of thunder and fresher days, we have enjoyed a hugely successful first fortnight of August here at Shillinglee.
Tom .. on a day ticket..landed a beautiful 14lb 9oz Mirror, new Syndicate member Richard a stunning 14lb 4 oz Common, and Jon after a long weekend at the lake enjoyed success with another Common weighing in at 20lb 5oz.
The second week saw Ben with a fabulous 14lb 10oz, Joe with a lovely neat 8lb Mirror, and topping the lot Christian with a whopping 20lb 12oz Common.
Huge congratulations everyone, patience and skill paying off in equal measure.
Sunday 2nd August 2020
Some nice fish have come out over the last few days : Christian's 20 LB 12 oz Common,Ben's 14 LB 10 oz Mirror and Joe's 8 LB Common,well done to all.Photos to follow but are currently on Facebook.
Friday 24th July 2020
Delighted to report another successful week with huge congratulations going to Ben for landing a stunning 18lb 10oz Common and a PB... 26lb 6oz Mirror!
Not to be outdone, Matt followed this up with a beautiful big 21lb 6oz Mirror... well done both! We are looking forward to a lovely weekend here ... come and join us!
Wednesday 15th July 2020
A great weekend's fishing was enjoyed here at Shillinglee... getting off to a brillaint start with Richard landing a 13lb Mirror and soon after another weighing 5lb.
Theo kicked the week off in style with two stunning Common Carp.. 18lb and 14lb...so come and test your skills and let us know how you do... we also welcome all catch photos for our social media sites, subject to your approval.
Friday 10th July 2020
July's first full week's fishing saw Mark celebrate landing not only a whopping 32lb Mirror, but also another at 17lb 8oz and a 15lb 8oz Common. Keith continued a great week with his 15lb Mirror and Alan caught a stunning 18lb Common.
As sunny Summer weather is forecast to return, do join us on our beautiful lakes where a warm welcome awaits you!
Friday 3rd July 2020
As June slides into July ... but feels like April with all these squally showers!.. we are pleased to report a successful week here at Shillinglee...the weekend saw Richard and Charlie with 15lb Common and 15lb 14oz Mirror respectively... and Charlie's guest landing a beautiful 22lb 8oz Mirror!
During the week, congrats must go to Craig for the stunning 20lb 2 oz Mirror and on the same day saw one of our ticket holders celebrating a 17lb Common to round off another successful week here... let's hope the sun comes out and kicks off a warm July!
Friday 26th June 2020
At the end of another sun-drenched week, and the beginning of
a sunny but thankfully cooler weekend, we wanted to
congratulate Joe on his PB catch... a stunning 29lb 2oz
Common. Also massive well done to day ticket holder Mark, who
celebrated landing 32lb and 18lb Mirrors..what a brilliant
The weather is predicted to remain fine so do come and join us on our lovely lakes.. we are open 6.30am-9pm, and have card readers in place if you prefer as a payment method to cash.
Friday 19th June 2020
Huge congratulations to one of our syndicate members, Steve for his stunning catches this week... a 27lb Mirror and another 9lb Mirror later that day. Also, well done to the daughter of Marcus, another of our syndicate members, for her PB catch ... a huge 19lb 10oz Common!
Also worth a mention is Alex and his 7lb Tench.. well done everybody... we hope to see you at our beautiful lakes soon!
Monday 15th June 2020
Another wonderfully successful week here at Shillinglee... and if you didn't get chance to visit.. what are you waiting for??
We are now open 6.30am until 9pm all summer.. we have safe social distancing procedures in place, including card readers and its been a successful week on all of our lakes.. with two beautful Commons of 5lb and 6lb out of Silverdale Lake, and congratulations to Howard for his 12lb Mirror!
We hope to see you soon!
Monday 8th June 2020
What a fabulous start to June... sunny days from dawn to dusk and some fabulous fishing.. well done Jack with his 18lb and 14lb Common carp, and Joe with his whopping 20lb Common.
The change in the weather over the weekend did nothing to dampen spirits here.. Henry landing a 6lb Common and the daughter of one of our other syndicate members with her 4lb Common.
Our new card payment system is up and running on the bank, so in line with Covid-19 safety advice, we would be grateful if you could pay by debit/credit card if possible...although Andy our bailiff will still take cash if no other option available. There is now no need to phone or email to book...just turn up.
From 15th June, we will be extending our opening hours from 6.30am to 9pm/dusk (whichever happens first!) instead of our usual 6.30pm so we look forward to welcoming you to our stunning lakes very soon!
Wednesday 27th May 2020
A wonderful sunny weekend here at Shillinglee... and a very successful catch report to share with you all!
Steve landed a beautiful 33lb 12oz Mirror, Jon a stunning 20lb 7oz Mirror and our bailiff Andy continued his run of success with a 16lb 6 oz Mirror and a 12lb Common.
Sunday saw Dave landing an 11lb Common and Matt a 1lb 8oz eel!
We look forward to welcoming you as the
heatwave looks set to continue for at least another week... we
have all the appropriate safety measures in place regarding
distancing and money collection so do come and join us in the
Friday 22nd May 2020
Friday 22nd May 2020
What a fabulous start for many of our Syndicate and day ticket holders...Andy deserves a special mention for the stunning 32lb Common he landed, Pete for several c. 1.5lb roaches and topped of in spectacular style by Paul Harrison for his incredible haul of 26lb, 24lb and 18lb Commons!
In addtion, day ticket holder Robin scored a PB and Shillinglee record for the biggest Tench ever out of the lake .. 11lb!
The sun is due to shine all week, including the Bank Holiday
weekend, so do come and join us here at sunny Shillinglee!
Monday 18th May 2020
Monday 18th May 2020
Shillinglee has reopened and our Syndicate Members have wasted no time during the lovely sunny weekend... congratulations to Sam Moor for landing a whopping 32lb Mirror, and following up this success with a 10lb Common.
Alan also deserves a mention for his 25lb
Common, as does Mark for catching a stunning 6lb Tench. Craig
followed these successes with a beautiful 18lb Mirror. A very
positive first week back, and our social distrancing and
personal hygiene and safety measures are all in place to ensure
a safe fishing experience for all.. we look forward to opening
on Wednesday 20th to day ticket holders, see below for further
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Tuesday 12th May 2020
The Angling Trust (AT) is recommending that fisheries can open from tomorrow if they feel they are able to operate safely and within Angling Trust guidelines.Shillinglee Fishery will open to syndicate members only from tomorrow, Wed 13th May, so we can gradually open our facility and set up a bank transfer system ( rather than accepting cash) amongst other requirements.
Day tickets will be available from Wed next week onwards, 20th May,from 6.30 am/6.30 pm for £15 for up to 3 rods; people wishing to fish from this date should contact Martin Wakefield, the owner on 07774269838 the day before to book a place and make a bank transfer that day, so fees are paid before the day of arrival.
A maximum of 12 pegs will be available in total around the main lake each day to ensure minimum distances,as recommended by the AT,between fishermen of 15 metres are observed .Please bring hand sanitiser with you if you handle the car park or entrance gate to the fishery, although we will endeavour to keep the gates open during the day to minimise handling of these gates.The portaloo in the car park will not be open during the day for the time being until we have a system in place to keep it clean and safe.
The head bailiff,Andy,will check on the bank ( from a safe distance of minimum 2 metres) that day tickets from next Wed 20th May have been paid by bank transfer the day before , and as such, will ask for the day ticket’s full name and number ( allocated from 1-12 at time of payment).For further clarification of Angling Trust guidelines, please view their website.
We looking forward to welcoming you back to Shillinglee Fishery and please keep safe.
Wednesday 15th April
Shillinglee Fishery remains closed due to Government regulations regarding non-essential businesses and social distrancing due to Covid-19. However we send our best wishes to everyone during this difficult time.
We thought a retrospective update of the Pike season would be of interest .. as Peter deserves a name-check and our massive congratulations for an quite astoundingly succesful piking season. During the pre-lockdown period of October 2019 - March 2020, he caught 19 pike, weighing between 10-20lb, plus additional pike 21lb, 23lb 6 oz and 23lb 10oz. Amazing.. well done Peter!
Jack also had a brilliant pike season... well done... and to all
of you. We hope to welcome you all back to Shillinglee as soon
as lockdown ends. Stay safe and healthy in the meantime.
Wednesday 25th March
Wednesday 25th March
Plse note we are shutdown due to the current lock down in place
due to the Coronavirus and will remain so until further notice.
Monday 23rd March
Monday 23rd March
Finally the wet weather has abated and Spring sunshine is warming the air here at Shillinglee. It's been lovely to see so many of you out fishing during these trying times, and following Government guidlines on social distancing.
Late March has seen some fabulous catches.. to name a few: Sam 18lb Common, Henry 18.5lb Common, and Angus with two fantastic Mirror Carp weighing in at 30lb 12 oz and 27lb 4 oz.. as well as the 6lb Tench he landed! Well done to Peter with his 23lb 6 oz Pike last weekend... a great start to the Spring fishing season at Shillinglee.
We remain open and wish all our members, friends and families good health during these unprecedented and difficult times.
Wednesday 4th March
Spring is in the air... and hopefully we've seen the last of the terrible wet weather. Do come and visit us now there are signs of green shoots and warmer air .. Jon did, and what a fabulous 48 hour fishing marathon he enjoyed, landing amongst others a fabulous 15lb 3oz Common! See you soon!
Monday 24th February
Despite the relentless deluge that February 2020 will be remembered for, the stoical anglers here at Shillinglee have been undeterred... Peter landed a 14lb 8oz Pike, Gary a 14lb Pike and Steve managed to top both with a 20 lb Pike! Sam has continued his successful season with 30lb and 23lb Mirrors.
Hopefully March and the promise of drier Spring weather will encourage you to come and enjoy our stunning lakes and beautiful fish! Happy Leap Year to you all!
Monday February 3rd
As we move towards Spring and the wet and mild winter leaves its muddy memories, the Piking season has been a great success here at Shillinglee. Henry landed a 12lb 8oz pike, his 10th above 10lb since October. Also deserving a mention are Jon and Sam, each catching 14lb Mirrors, Paul's 21lb & 23.7lb Commons, plus a 24.5lb Mirror and Keith's 14lb Mirror.
Well done to all our intrepid anglers, and to anyone tempted to fish our beatiful lakes for the first time, do come down and give us a try. You won't be disappointed!