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Fishing at Black Park

Black Park Lake is a beautiful lake in the heart of South Buckinghamshire with fantastic fishing opportunities and iconic scenery

Black Park Lake is only 100 meters from the car park and has a footpath all around. The café next to the lake provides food, drink and toilet facilities all year round from 9:30am.


There is a variety of fish in Black Park Lake including Pike, Perch, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Bream and Tench.


Fishing permits are available from January 2016. Those wanting to fish in Black Park Lake will need to purchase either a day ticket or annual fishing permit.


Annual Permit

Day Ticket

Adult (age 17-64)

standard price £60


Concessionary (disabled, age 12-17 or 65+)

standard price £45


Child (under 12 years)

standard price £10


How to buy

For further information on fishing permits call 01753 511 060 or email To buy an annual permit, visit the Visitor Information Point in Black Park (cash only). Day tickets can be purchased from either the Lakeside Café (every day of the week) or the Visitor Information Point (Mon to Fri only) in Black Park from 9.30am onwards. Fishing can begin from 8am (car park opening hours), but a day ticket must be purchased from the café or Visitor Information Point at 9.30am. Day tickets will be checked after 9.30am.

Black Park Fishing Rules

You must purchase a day permit or be in possession of an annual pass to fish on Black Park Lake. Day tickets can be purchased from San Remo café next to Black Park Lake and annual passes can be purchased from Visitor Information Point, Monday to Friday.

  • Car Parking is pay and display and fishing is only permitted during car park opening hours (from 8am daily, with seasonal closing times – check website/fishing board). No night fishing is permitted under any circumstances.
  • The annual coarse fish closed season applies 15th March to 15th June inclusive.


Any angler found in breach of Country Parks or Environment Agency rules will be immediately removed from site and reported to Environment Agency.

1. You must be in possession of valid Environment Agency Licence, maximum number of rods 3.

2. Local Thames Region Environment Agency Byelaws apply.

3. No fish to be removed or released in the lake.

4. No fishing in fenced off nature reserve areas (see map for details).

5. All fish must be returned to the water immediately, no keep nets or sacks permitted.

6. Barbless hooks only.

7. Please remove all line and rubbish.

8. Please use sensible quantities of bait, with no pre-baiting permitted.

9. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

10. Anglers must move if asked by a representative of Bucks Country Parks or film production.

11. Any broken line or lost rigs must be immediately retrieved. If it is unsafe to retrieve, they must be reported to Duty Ranger on 07734 734337.


Additional Pike fishing rules

  1. The Pike fishing season is between from October 1st to March 14th.
  2. You must be in possession of long forceps and be competent at handling and unhooking Pike.
  3. A large 36 inch plus net and a large well-padded unhooking mat is required.
  4. Strong line to be used (12lb plus)
  5. Two treble hooks per trace with semi barbed hooks permitted.
  6. No live baiting.

Additional Carp fishing rules

  1. A large 36 inch plus net and a large, well-padded unhooking mat is required.
  2. Strong line to be used (12lb plus).
  3. No fixed leads or unsafe rigs to be used i.e. in case of line breakage; all rig components must be able to easily slide over any knots used to join leaders to mainline.

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