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 no-one is allowed entry prior to 6.30am.
No barbed or micro barbed hooks, baiting poles or spoons to be used. Anyone found using them will be asked to leave and not given a refund.
Please note that the Twig rig, by OMC is strictly banned for use here at Shillinglee. Any angler found to be in breach of this rule will be asked to leave immediately, no refund. Thank you.
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 27th November 2023
November has lived up to its reputation and thrown wet, windy, sunny, stormy and calm weather at us ... we have now reached 'peak Autumn' here at Shillinglee... everywhere looks stunning, the leaves have turned and there is an amazing display of gorgeous colour framing our lovely lakes.
There has been plenty of angling success... well done Mike 14lb Common, Jon 17lb 10oz Mirror, Ben 14lb 11oz Pike, Dave 23lb 7oz Common and numerous Pike up to 18lb across the month.
Come and join us... we are open 6.30am to dusk, have plenty of pegs, free parking, loos and our bailiff Andy is on hand to take payment...card or cash... and give you advice and tips.
Friday 3rd November 2023
Congratulations George, a pair of stunning Pike, 18lb 13oz and 18lb 14oz. Also to one of our Junior anglers, 12 year old Michael, for landing a lovely 14lb 12oz Pike.
Jon celebrated a stunning 18lb Common and Rob had an incredible day: 28lb & 22lb Mirrors, 24lb, 21lb and 2 x 17lb Common. Wow. Well done all.
Monday 23rd October 2023
We have seen a large number of Pike out of the lake recently, up to 18lb and lots of smaller ones too.
Well done Howard: 23lb and 12lb Common and a lovely 19lb Mirror. Also congratulations Richard: two fabulous Pike 18lb 2oz and 15lb 4oz and more recently a 23lb Common. Several Roach have also been caught by a day ticket. Great work everyone!
Monday 9th October 2023
The pike fishing season got off to a fabulous start here at Shillinglee... possibly helped by the Indian summer we are currently enjoying here in Surrey! 24* in October!
Congratulations Richard for a stunning 19lb pike, as well as a further four, one 16lb. Also well done Ben for three lovely carp, 29lb, 15lb and 15lb; Marcus who had a phenomenal day landing nine amazing captures, the biggest of which was a 31lb 7oz Mirror. Dave for two super Mirror carp, 24lb 6oz and 17lb 4oz and a 12lb Common.
Please note we are open from 6.30am to dusk, have parking and toilets, take cash, card or bank transfer and also please read our rules relating to twig rig, hooks, poles and spoons.
Friday 29th September 2023
Having run the gamut of every type of weather imaginable, we are delighted to report a bumper month of captures in advance of the start of the pike fishing season, which kicks off on Sunday.
Congratulations go to, in no particular order: Paul 25lb Mirror, Scott 34lb Mirror, Kev 21lb Common, Sam 15lb Mirror, Charlie 23lb Common, Rich L 16lb Mirror, Charlie 15lb 4oz Mirror, day ticket Paul: 24lb 8oz, 16lb 4oz & 15lb Commons, Keith 21lb 13oz Mirror and 14lb Common, Rich L 26lb 13oz, 23lb 8oz and 16lb 12oz Commons, Howard 36lb Mirror, Richard 21lb 12oz and 21lb 14oz Commons, Keith four whoppers up to 19lb 6oz, & finally Dave 24lb 13oz Mirror... phew! Amazing captures well done everyone!
Please note: we close at dusk and no admittance permitted after. Obviously as the nights draw in this will become earlier, and is strictly enforced by our bailiff. Thank you.
Thursday 7th September 2023
Wow, what an Indian Summer! Come and join us on our COOL and SHADY lakes ... we are fully open & ready to welcome you.
Congratulations Alan 21lb Common & Richard 29lb Common!
Wednesday 30th August 2023
Well done Keith 22lb 8oz Mirror, Alan 13lb 5oz & 12lb Mirror and Rich 19lb 8oz Common and 15lb Mirror. If you'd like a fabulous day's fishing, and a mention here or on our Facebook/Instagram pages, come and test your skills on our stunning lakes. No need to book, we take cash and card and have plentiful parking.
Wednesday 16th August 2023
Congratulations Ryan for landing a stunning 22lb 8oz Carp yesterday. Also Jack 14lb Carp, Christian 13lb 10oz Common, George 14lb 8oz Mirror and day ticket Paul 18lb Common. Well done all!
Monday 14th August 2023
Please note that the Twig rig, by OMC is strictly banned for use here at Shillinglee. Andy our Bailiff will strongly reinforce this rule as he regularly runs checks around the lake. Any angler found to be in breach of this rule will be asked to leave immediately, no refund. Thank you.
Friday 11th August 2023
A busy week here at Shillinglee... congratulations to Paul, day ticket holder, for landing 3 lovely fish: 24lb 2oz and 18lb 2oz Common and a 22lb 8oz Mirror. Keith also hit the treble with 16lb and 10lb Common and a 14lb Mirror. We also saw some fabulous Roach around 2lb captured. All in all a great week and a sunny weekend forecast.
Monday 7th August 2023
Huge congratulations Mark ... a bumper weekend, three amazing captures: 24lb 8oz and 20lb Common and a fabulous 20lb 4oz Mirror! Well done!
Friday 4th August 2023
Congratulations to Dean, a day ticket holder for landing a lovely 22lb Common. also to Howard for three fabulous captures: 34lb and 32lb Mirrors and a 30lb Common.
Please note - as detailed in our rules - that no baiting poles or spoons are permitted. We have noted several recent cases and anyone breaching this rule will be asked to leave with immediate effect. Thank you.
Friday 28th July 2023
What an incredible week here at Shillinglee. Congratulations go to Alan for landing SEVEN carp, weighing from 10lb to 22lb 14oz. Also Rob 16lb Common, Mark 17lb Common, day ticket 24lb Mirror and Richard who over the past week has landed: 21lb, 14lb 8oz, 13lb and 12lb 8oz Commons and a 17lb 8oz Mirror. Wow!
More recently, day ticket holder Jack celebrated three lovely Commons: 27lb, 22lb 2oz and 20lb 13oz. Amazing results!
Friday 21st July 2023
Congratulations Keith for the fabulous 35lb 6oz Mirror and also Paul 18lb Common and Clive 20lb 14oz Mirror and 15lb Common. Come and join us over the weekend... parking, loos, cash or card machine, great angling and a warm welcome guaranteed!
Monday 17th July 2023
The lovely summer weather has heralded several fabulous captures here at Shillinglee.. some great roach and congratulations Alan for a fabulous Mirror & 28lb 3oz & 18lb 4oz Common.
Please note Canal Pond is closed to fishing until further notice as we have drained it to replenish our main lake.
Monday 3rd July 2023
A fabulous weekend's angling here at Shillinglee: congratulations to Richard 27lb 10oz Common, Jon 6lb 8oz Tench (along with several others by day ticket holders up to 6lb), & Theo 15lb Common & 21lb Mirror. Well done everyone.
Friday 30th June 2023
Congratulations Christian for landing 26lb Common and 20lb Mirror, Dave P 20lb 4oz Mirror, Ben P 16lb 5oz Mirror, Rich C 14lb 14oz Common, Jon 17lb 12oz and 16lb 9oz both Mirror, Mark 13lb 10oz Common and Alan, who is having an amazing season: 16lb 6oz, 15lb 6oz, 13lb 7oz and 13lb all Common Carp. Huge well done all.
Friday 23rd June 2023
Phew what a scorcher! We hope you are all surviving this incredible heatwave... we can recommend a day around our beautiful shady lake to cool off and test your skills! We've seen some fabulous captures recently... well done to Alan 24lb 10oz Mirror and a 12lb Mirror, a 23lb 2oz Mirror by a day ticket holder, Richard 18lb Mirror & 20lb Common, Ben 24lb Common plus some lovely Roach up to 2lb.
Also a polite reminder that we do not permit baiting poles or spoons under any circumstances. Thank you.
Tuesday 6th June 2023
We are delighted to announce that the fish have stopped spawning and we will be re-opening tomorrow, Wednesday 7th June. We look forward to welcoming you on our lovely lakes.
Friday 2nd June 2023
Our fish have started spawning so we have closed the fishery from today. We will advise when we will reopen on this website and Facebook.
Friday 26th May 2023
Congratulations Steve 19lb Mirror, James 12lb Mirror, Keith 21lb Mirror, 17lb Common, 22lb 4oz Common, 18lb Mirror, 26lb 1oz Mirror, Alan 13lb Mirror, 7lb 7oz Tench, Charlie, 19lb 8oz Mirror, 17lb 11oz Common and Ben 26lb 11oz Common. We have also seen some lovely roach up to 1lb 8oz. Well done to our amazing angling community!
Thursday 11th May 2023
Well what a busy time we've had here at Shillinglee... and some fabulous angling success stories to celebrate alongside the coronation of King Charlies III!
Congratulations to Alan 18lb 4oz Common, Jack 19lb 12oz Mirror and 18lb Common, Angus 17lb Common, Keith 34lb Mirror, Alan 18lb 9oz Mirror and 15lb Common, Angus again 27lb Mirror, Gavin & son fabulous 26lb 5oz Common, Charlie 15lb 2oz Common and Rob S 21lb Common.
Friday 21st April 2023
Congratulations to our day ticket holders who landed a stunning 2lb roach and 3lb perch. Also Mick for this incredible trio: 26lb, 23lb 8oz and 18lb Common and Karen for landing a fabulous 30lb Mirror.
Also we are delighted that a rare damselfly, Willow Emerald, has been spotted along eggs in our area for the first time in 14 years. A big thank you to the local wildlife enthusiast who has been tracking and documenting this beautiful lakeside-dwelling insect and persevered until she found evidence of a new population.
Monday 3rd April 2023
Wow what a Pike fishing season! We have seen numerous incredible captures from our dedicated and loyal Pike community... with a special mention to George & Barry who landed a total of 83 Pike across the season. Huge congratulations to everyone. Please note the Pike fishing season has now ended.
Well done Richard, 24lb Common and 10lb Mirror, Keith 23lb 8oz & 18lb Commons, Paul 24lb 4oz Common, Richard 18lb Pike plus three more and Jon 18lb 8oz Pike.
Friday 24th March 2023
Spring is finally very much in the air here at Shillinglee ... and we've celebrated some great captures, especially from our Pike fishing community - in the nick of time, as please note the Pike fishing season ends next Friday, 31st March.
Congratulations to these amazing Pike anglers: Jonathan, 17lb 5oz, George two lovely @ 15lb , Barry 18lb 4oz, Guy 16lb, Pete, four of which the largest 12lb & Rich 18lb 6oz!
Not to be outdone, Charlie landed a 22lb 4oz Mirror and 24lb Common, Keith 23lb Mirror and Jon 12lb 5oz Common! Well done everyone.
Friday 10th March 2023
A friendly reminder that the Pike fishing season here at Shillinglee ends on 31st March, so do max out your Pike fishing opportunities while there's still time! From 1st April no lures will be permitted for Perch fishing to avoid any Pike being caught, so please use a small boilie instead if fishing for Perch.
Congratulions Barry for landing a stunning 19lb 4oz Pike last week, amongst our numerous Pike angling successes. Also Matt for a great run of Jack (4-7lbs) using pink Pacific tuna pop ups as an unusual choice of bait...very successfully!
Monday 6th February 2023
A fabulous weekend of sunshine and captures here at Shillinglee... well done Alan, 16lb Common, Jon 17lb 3oz Common and 17lb 1oz Mirror and not to be outdone, a few Pike out too: Max 11lb 2oz and Jon 19lb 1oz. Congratulations all.
Friday 3rd February 2023
Our lakes are now fully thawed and we have seen a flurry of productive activity amongst our devoted Pike fishing community this past week ... special mention to Barry for the 14lb Pike he landed during the week and congratulations to the numerous successful anglers we have welcomed recently.
Friday 20th January 2023
We are currently closed due to frozen lakes... we will update you as soon as all is thawed. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for regular updates.
Before the sudden drop in temperature, we celebrated some fabulous captures here at Shillinglee... congratulations Richard for landing a whopping 20lb 4oz Pike and Jon for the stunning 35lb 6oz Mirror.
Wednesday 11th January 2023
Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed a restful Festive Season ... here at Shillinglee we had a cracking start to 2023 with plentiful Pike caught in the first week back ... up to 21lb.
Congratulations to George, 15lb 5oz Pike, Alan 21lb Pike and an elusive day ticket holder who landed three in one session, up to 14lb.
This week so far Richard has celebrated a whopping 19lb 15oz Pike and Pete a 5lb er. Come and join our intrepid Pike fishermen and test your skills!
Thursday 22nd December 2022
Since the Big Thaw, and having been out of action for a week due to frozen lakes, we have seen some lovely Pike caught this week, including a 20lb 1oz whopper landed by George. Congratulations!
Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy 2023.
Monday 12th December 2022
We have seen some excellent captures here at Shillinglee .. congratulations to Howard who landed 6 Carp in November, Alan 17lb Common, George 14lb Pike, Barry 15lb 10oz Pike, Clive 20lb 4 oz Common, Andy 16lb 4oz Mirror and too many further Pike to list. Well done everyone.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR LAKE IS CURRENTLY FROZEN
Friday 11th November 2022
The recent torrential downpours have not deterred our stalwart fishing community this past week... we are delighted to report some incredible captures, starting off with Jon...what a list! 23lb 14oz, 21lb 2oz, 19lb and 15lb Commons; 26lb 4oz, 20lb 2oz, 19lb, 18lb 10oz and 15lb Mirrors. Amazing... huge well done Jon!
Not to be outdone, Craig also celebrated some great successes: 22lb and 12lb Commons and a huge 19lb Pike. Clive also landed a fabulous 10lb Common. Congratulations all!
Friday 4th November 2022
The pike season here at Shillinglee continues to deliver some beauties... congratulations to George 15lb 12oz & Barry 14lb 5oz along with some great captures earlier in the week ... Richard 20lb 9oz and Matt 22lb. Also Alan for the 13lb Mirror on Monday. Well done all.
Friday 28th October 2022
What a great week for our wonderful angling community .. congratulations first up go to Aiden, one of our regular juniors, for an amazing, huge 18lb 8oz Pike... biggest of the season so far!
Also well done Clive, who added to last week's great run of success with two lovely carp... a 23lb 12oz Common and 26lb 8oz Mirror.
Friday 21st October 2022
We have had a wonderful start to the Pike Season, seeing plentiful captures up to 15lb.. well done all. Also congratulations to: Matt 19lb 8oz Common & 17lb 12oz Mirror; Vince 33lb 5oz Mirror; Clive 14lb Common; Jon 33lb 5oz & 19lb 14oz Mirrors & 10lb Common & last but not least Alan 18lb 5oz Common & 16lb 7oz Mirror.
Please note that as the nights are drawing in, with immediate notice we will be closing at 6pm.
Monday 3rd October 2022
We are celebrating a really Fabulous Friday here at Shillinglee.. huge congratulations to Ben and son Sam... Ben landed 13lb and 16lb Commons and then a 17lb Mirror, though his son Ben showed him how it's done with his fantastic 25lb Common!
Charlie also had a successful weekend with an 18lb 15oz Mirror and 16lb Common. Additionally, we celebrated the start of the Pike season with several captures up to 15lbs. Well done everyone.
Monday 26th September 2022
Congratulations Jack 18lb and 12lb Commons, Alan 26lb 5oz Mirror and 12lb Common, Richard 12lb Common, and Vince 16lb Common. This past weekend also saw some fabulous captures, including John 17lb 8oz Mirror.
Please note the fishery will now close at 7pm as the nights are drawing in. Thank you
Monday 12th September 2022
We are definitely noticing a change in temperature and Autumnal feel here at Shillinglee.... along with some very welcome rain. This has subsequently raised the water on the lake to a safe level and we are pleased to announce that all our pegs are now fully open.
Please also note the pike fishing season opens on 1st October, we look forward to welcoming you to our fabulous lakes.
Friday 2nd September 2022
As Autumn is now officially with us, along with a welcome drop in temperature, we will start to see the nights drawing in and will therefore be closing at 8pm with immediate effect.
Congratulations to Jon for landing a stunning 22lb 7oz Mirror, Andy 17lb 4oz Mirror and 18lb Common and Richard 21lb 8oz Common.
Friday 26th August 2022
We've seen some fabulous captures here at Shillinglee this week, congratulations to Dave for a stunning 19lb 6oz Common, Ben & his son Sam for successfully landing a long list of amazing fish, in no particular order: Ben, 32lb 8oz Mirror, 31lb 8oz Mirror, 16lb 8oz Mirror & 21lb 5oz & 11lb Commons. Sam 26lb Common & 13lb Mirror. Well done father + son, what a team!
Despite the recent long awaited & very welcome downpours, our water levels remain lower than usual, and to protect our fish we continue to limit the number of swims to the Western, deeper, side of the lake until further notice. We are grateful for your understanding, and remain open as normal.
Monday 22nd August 2022
Congratulations Jon, 18lb & 12lb Mirrors, John 21lb 12oz and 24lb 8oz Commons, plus 26lb 10oz and 17lb 14oz Mirrors, Alan 24lb Mirror & Steve 32lb 4oz Mirror and 15lb 14oz Commons.
Well done all... and thank you to our fishing community for bearing with us during this unprecedented extreme heat.
Friday 5th August 2022
The incredibly high temperatures and dry weather haven't put off our fabulous fishing community... we have celebrated some amazing captures recently. Huge well done to Charlie 21lb & 12lb Mirrors along with some lovely Perch and Roach, Ben 17lb Mirror, Craig 17lb Mirror and one of our day ticket holders landed a massive 9lb Tench. Also congratulations to Ben and Alan, for two fantastic Mirrors, 17lb and 17lb 8oz respectively.
Tuesday 2nd August 2022
As water levels have dropped in recent weeks on our lakes, due to the continued dry weather, particularly affecting water levels on the edges near the Eastern car park (the deepest end, near the damn still has 11-12 feet, and the lakes generally, are still fine) there is concern for the safety of our large carp when pulled towards the pegs in the lower water areas on the Eastern edges of the lake.
To this end, we have decided to close the swims on the Eastern (car park side) bank except for the double swim next to the car park. There remain plenty of swims available on the Western side. If we decide, for the same reason, to close any on the Western side, we will put up notices on the relevant swim.
We hope you understand our decision ... our concern is, as always, the health and well being of our fish. We never thought we'd say this in August... but let's hope for some rain soon!
Friday 22nd July 2022
July has been quite a scorcher! We hope you've found some shade & peace around our lovely lakes. Despite the record-breaking temperatures, we have enjoyed some great angling successes here at Shillinglee. Alan kicked the month off in style with a stunning 19lb 1oz Common then added a 12lb 8oz Mirror .. his more recent captures included a massive 26lb 7oz Mirror! Great work Alan!
Jon celebrated a 16lb Mirror, and landed a 21lb 14oz Common soon after. Steve's patience during the peak of the heatwave was rewarded a beautiful silver 28lb Common. Richard also braved the heat and his captures included 24lb 8oz & 14lb Mirrors! Well done all.
Monday 27th June 2022
We have been enjoying the warmer weather here on our lovely lakes... and have also celebrated some fabulous successes amongst our fishing community.
Well done Marcus for the 14lb 5oz Mirror, Jon with numerous Roach, Richard 18lb Common, Andy 17lb Mirror, Theo with a stunning 26lb 12oz Mirror, Craig 32lb 8oz Mirror and Bryan for the brilliant Roaches, up to 2lb.
We look forward to welcoming you ... Summer is established , the fish have stopped spawning and we are seeing some amazing captures!
Friday 17th June 2022
We are pleased to say we are now open as the fish have stopped spawning.
Spawning has started so we need to close for a few days,we will advise as soon as we can re open.
Monday 30th May 2022
We hope to see many of you over the next few weeks as Spring turns into Summer and we celebrate the extended Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend... please note: we remain fully open throughout.
We will not only be celebrating our wonderful Queen but also some incredible recent angling successes ... congratulations to John 15lb 12oz Common, Alan 21lb Mirror, Richard 31lb and 25lb Mirrors, Mick 15lb Mirror, Andy 14lb Mirror, Keith 14lb Mirror, John 21lb & 12lb Commons and Howard 23lb and 16lb Commons! What an amazing number of captures! Well done everyone!
Tuesday 17th May 2022
We have had such a fabulous start to the Spring fishing season here at Shillinglee ... so many fabulous captures to report. Huge congratulations to Jon for landing a fantastic 31lb 3oz Mirror, Andy our Bailiff who caught Carp, Roach and Rudd, Rich 17lb Mirror & 2lb Roach and Keith for a stunning 30lb 13oz Commmon Carp, 31lb 3oz Common, 22lb Mirror and several smaller Carp.
Jon also had a bumper session landing a huge 27lb 3oz Mirror, as has Alan 30lb 2oz Mirror & Paul who added 28lb and 12lb Mirrors to a fabulous month's fishing here. Well done everyone.
Wednesday 20th April 2022
What a fabulous, sunny Easter weekend! We hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday. We celebrated numerous angling successes here at Shillinglee... congratulations Jon for landed this fabulous trio: 19lb 6oz & 16lb 15oz Commons and a 15lb 2oz Mirror, Rich C for a lovely 17lb 6oz Mirror, Alan 18lb Common & Richard for a whopping 21lb Mirror.
As the summer approaches, why not hire our stunning & peaceful Silverdale Pond for a day? £60 for exclusive use & a BBQ set up for your use, all ready to go. Email us to book yourself and friends/family in!
Monday 11th April 2022
As Easter approaches, the weather warms up and the new leaves unfurl, Spring is definitely in the air here at Shillinglee.
We have celebrated some great captures recently... Ben 22lb 6oz Common, Andy 14lb 8oz Common, & also Alan with a whopping 32lb Mirror. Well done all. Do come and join us on our lovely lakes, catch some Easter rays and hopefully some great fish!
Friday 1st April 2022
A friendly reminder that yesterday marked the end of the Pike fishing season. We want to thank all of our intreped Pike community, and congratulate you all on an amazing season. We have celebrated some fabulous captures up to 26lb. The Pike will now have some respite until the new season starts on October 1st.
Monday 28th March 2022
Spring is certainly in the air here at Shillinglee.. and now the clocks have gone forward, the nights are lighter and the air warmer, there is a definite spring in our step!
We have seen some great captures in this last week of the Pike fishing season, which ends on 31st March. Well done George for the lovely 22lb 9oz beauty he landed last week, John for a fabulous 20lb-er and also to the day ticket holder ..we managed to get a photo and weight but no name... for the stunning 26lb beauty captured over the weekend. A fantastic final chapter in what has been a very memorable Pike season.
Friday 18th March 2022
With the pike fishing season nearing its end on 31st March, we would like to pay tribute to our amazing, intrepid Pike fishing community for their dedication and numerous successes!
Congratulations must go to Barry 16lb 3oz, John 21lb, Keith 15lb and of course the legend that is Peter, our most regular and successful pike fisherman for his too-numerous-to-list captures.
Not to be outdone, we also celebrated many great Carp captures.... to name a few: Keith 22lb 11oz Mirror & 22lb Common, Craig 18lb Common, Jon 12lb Common, Rich 27lb 7oz Mirrror & 25lb 10oz Common, Alan 18lb Common, Paul 30lb & 22lb Commons & Howard 15lb Common. Huge well done all... an incredibly successful March!
Please note the Pike have now stopped spawning so do come and make the most of the remaining fortnight of the season. We look forward to welcoming you.
Friday 25th February 2022
As we bid goodbye to February, with its torrential rain and devastating storms, we are looking forward to more Spring-like weather as we head into March. Nevertheless, February did produce some fabulous captures and great angling sucess stories...
Craig, one of our regulars kicked off the month in amazing style, with 3 Mirrors: 22lb 2oz, 19lb 8oz and 15lb, 2 Commons 20lb 2oz & 19lb 4oz and a 13lb 8oz Pike! Huge congratulations!
Peter our demon Piker added to his haul with 5 Pike ranging from 14lb down to 6lb, and George added 13lb and 7lb Pike to the tally.
Later in February Keith enjoyed a fabulous weekend's angling .. bagging 21lb and 14lb Common, and our wider Pike fishing devotees landed numerous fish up to 16lb. Also deserving of a mention is Barry for the stunning 16lb 3oz Pike he caught over the past weekend. Well done everyone... we are lucky to have such a dedicated & loyal community here at Lakeside!
Monday 31st January 2022
We have celebrated some brilliant captures during the last fortnight... huge shout out to our dedicated, loyal pike fishing community... and well done!
Also congrats go to Craig, 12lb Mirror, Lee 16lb Mirror and Aiden who landed his first Perch .. a lovely fish, 2lb and Aiden's dad for the numerous Perch and Roach. We have definitely noticed more Juniors fishing with us lately, and given they only pay £10 for a day ticket, that's no surprise. Its heartwarming to watch the different generations fishing together, and angling skills being passed down. Come and join us!
Friday 14th January 2022
Happy New Year! Hopefully it has got off to as good a start for you as it has for us... we have been enjoying the colder, sunnier weather and have seen some amazing angling success stories... both with our regular Pike fishing community and some smaller Carp and Roach too.
We remain fully open from 6.30am to dusk, have plentiful parking, loos, take cash or card and you will be assured a warm welcome from Andy our brilliant bailiff. Come and start 2022 with some fabulous captures... we look forward to seeing you here on our beautiful lakes.
Wednesday 22nd December 2021
Congratulations to Howard for landing a stunning 32lb 8oz Mirror last week, and Steve for the 8lb Pike he caught at the weekend. The pike fishing season continues to deliver, well done all!
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that we are closed Christmas Day, and re-open Boxing Day, 6.30 to dusk.
Merry Christmas to you all, and we hope you have a very Happy New Year. The Shillinglee Team
Monday 13th December 2021
We are marching towards Christmas here with the pike season in full flow... some fabulous captures from our day ticket holders and we are always delighted to see multi-generational groups around the lake, as the experienced, more senior anglers pass on years of valuable experience to the younger ones. We welcome all ages and abilites... Juniors fish for £10 on a day ticket, and Silverdale Lake can be hired for £60 exclusive use for a day, with a BBQ supplied... BYO food.
Congratulations Richard, who landed three stunning Mirror Carp over the weekend, 28lb 8oz, 16lb 8oz and 15lb.
Monday 22nd November 2021
A stunning & successful weekend to report here in sunny Shillinglee... lots of Pike caught, largest a whopping 23lb.. photos to follow! Autumn is fully established here... the lakes are fringed with beautiful leafy displays of Autumnal colour ... and equally importantly, we are experiencing some fabulous fishing success stories! Come and see for yourselves... we take cash & card, have plenty of parking, toilet facilities and you are guaranteed a warm welcome!
Monday 15th November 2021
Autumn has well and truly arrived here at Shillinglee... the leaves are on the turn and our lakes look especially beautiful. Our pike fishing community have been celebrating as we've had some great successes, including several weighing 10-15lb. Congratulations also to Andy, our Bailiff, for the stunning 19lb Common he landed over the weekend, and Jack for the 18lb Common yesterday!
Friday 5th November 2021
Please note our opening hours are now (strictly) 6.30am to 5pm for day ticket holders until further notice.
Monday 1st November 2021
Congratulations Theo for landing a stunning 22lb 10oz Mirror yesterday, Alan for the 12lb Pike and all our successful Pike anglers - a fantastic weekend!!
Friday 29th October 2021
What a great week for numerous captures, huge well done Jon for the lovely 21lb 9oz Common & 16lb 12oz Mirror, Jack 23lb, 10lb and 19lb 8oz Commons; Rich 11lb Mirror; Charlie 10lb Common; Ben 12lb Mirror - & to our dedicated Pike fishing community who are enjoying continual stunning success.
We are open from 6.30 to dusk, take cash or card payment, have plenty of parking and toilet facilities... come and join us!
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 fur