Fishing at Lightwater Country Park

Day ticket fishing is available at Lightwater Country Park. A valid Environment Agency rod licence is required. Hammonds Pond offers mixed course fishing so is an ideal place for pleasure angling. Day fishing will be offered from dawn to dusk. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. There are 10 swims available on the pond.  


Type One rod Two rods Annual permit
Adult £7.70 £9.90 £51.15
Child £4.13 £6.60 £28.60
OAP concession (Monday to Friday only) £4.13 £6.60 Not available

You can also hire the pond for an event or competition. The day rate is £80. 

Please note that the purchase of day fishing tickets and annual permits does not include the hire of rods. Please ensure you bring your own equipment.

How to book

You can book a day ticket or annual permit by completing the fishing permit application form.

If you wish to hire the pond for an event or competition, please email (link sends email).

How to pay

Payment can be made on the day.

Annual permits can be paid for online. You will be directed to the payments page once you complete the online form.


If you catch a sturgeon whilst fishing here, do not return it to the water, as this is an offence. Sturgeons are a protected species. You should instead contact the Environment Agency (external website) and they will give you advice on what you should do. You can contact the agency by phone on 0800 807060.

Find out more by viewing protection of common sturgeon: advice for fishermen on the Government website (external link).

Recycling bins

We have a recycling bin for used fishing line at Hammonds Pond.  Thank you to the Angling Trust (Thames Region) who donated the bin. 

This environmentally-friendly way of dealing with old fishing lines reduces litter, avoids landfill and helps protect local wildlife.  More information can be found on the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme website (external link).

More information

If you have any further questions, please email (link sends email) or call 01276 707100.