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Gawsworth Fisheries

Gawsworth Fisheries is situated in between Macclesfield and Congleton and is one of Cheshire’s premier day ticket fisheries, Gawsworth Fisheries is an all round fishery that comprises of five lakes Wall Pool, Wood Pool, Park Pool Coppice Pool and Spring Bank Pool as well as its own private canal, all the waters are extremely well stocked and will accommodate all anglers from the novice to the Specimen Carp Hunter alike.

Facilities at the fishery include ample parking for all pools as well as toilet facilities and in the summer months we have a food bar serving both hot and cold drinks as well as fresh cut sandwiches.

Wall Pool is a two acre lake stocked for leisure fishing, this pool is over 400 years old and was originally a carp pool for Gawsworth Hall, now it is stocked with a good head of Carp including Common Carp, Mirror and Ghost Carp ranging in size up to 15lb, also stocked heavily with Crucian Carp, Tench, Chub, Barbel, Roach Rudd Perch, and Bream. This is a excellent all round water and brilliant fun to fish, you will often experience a bite every time you cast and this cant be said about many waters, in the summer months 100lb + bags of carp alone are common All baits work well on this water but carp pellet and corn are probably the most productive although luncheon meat is also very good

Wood Pool is the pride of Gawsworth Fisheries, this pool is a very well established pool now over twenty years old and so are some of the specimen carp to over 30lb that it contains. This pool ranges in depth from just two foot in the shallows to just over five foot at its deepest, Wood Pool may hold our largest Carp but it is worth thinking about the other species that are stocked, it has big Tench over 9lb as well as some Barbel Over 6lb.This really is the water to fish if you are looking for specimens in Cheshire.

Park Pool is a 2 acre pool that is situated beside wood pool and is another well established water, Park Pool is an ideal water for both the specimen hunter and the leisure angler alike, this water has Common and Mirror Carp over 25lb as well as a good number of Tench that are often caught over 6lb, Park Pool is heavily stocked with Crucian Carp some close to the 2lb mark. This is one of our deeper waters ranging in depth from under 4 foot in the shallows to six foot in the deeper parts of the water,this Pool really does cater for most.

Spring Bank Pool is an idyllic water of just over two acres in size and a depth of three foot in the shallows and 10 foot in the deeper places, this water has now been open for over two years and has started to fish really well Spring Bank Pool has two islands as features and a good variety is fish, it has both Mirror Carp and Commons to over 20lb as well as some good size Bream and Tench. As our deepest water Spring Bank is a good all year round water that will produce excellent winter sport and some very big summer bags.

Serpentine Canal is our own private canal suited to both match and leisure fishing from its 46 pegs, the canal is an average seven foot deep and is very heavily stocked with a good range of fish, and this water is not designed for the specimen hunter but the fisherman who wants a busy day on the bank. It has a lot of small to medium size carp up to 6lb as well as a good head of Bream, Tench and Crucians.This is an ideal match water and bookings are welcome all year round.

Coppice Pool is a new pool for 2009, this is by far one of our deepest pool’s at over eight foot deep, the water has a long central island and has been well stocked with good size Carp both Mirror and Common to 8lb and Bream over 4lb as well as a lot of Silver Fish and Skimmer Bream. This 2 acre pool will soon be fishing as well as the other waters at Gawsworth Fisheries. Do not be fooled, Coppice may be the latest pool to be added th Gawsworth Fisheries but it is allready fishing as if it had been here for years

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Nearest tackle shops

  1. Barlows

    Macclesfield, Cheshire

    (2.6 miles away)

  2. Smiths Bait & Tackle

    Congleton, Cheshire

    (4.7 miles away)

  3. Tackle Saver

    Wilmslow, Cheshire

    (8.9 miles away)

  4. Hazel Grove Angling Centre

    Stockport, Cheshire

    (10.1 miles away)

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Contact information

Wall Pool Lodge
Church Lane
SK11 9RQ

Tel: 01260 223442



Adult day tickets
6.00 am to dusk (1 rod) – £7.00
6.00 am to dusk (2 rods) – £10.00

Concessions and juniors
6.00 am to dusk (1 rod) – £6.00
6.00 am to dusk (2 rods) – £8.00

Evenings (after 4.30pm)
1 rod – £5.00
2 rods – £6.00

Opening hours

Dawn to dusk.


  • Night fishing
  • Food and drink available
  • On-site toilets


  • All landing nets to be dipped
  • Ground bait in moderation
  • NO bloodworm, joker, peas, beans tiger nuts
  • NO trout pellets or tins of cat and dog food
  • NO method feeders
  • NO radios
  • NO dogs
  • NO bait boats
  • NO litter (each angler is responsible for litter on their peg)
  • Anyone stealing fish will be prosecuted without exception
  • Night fishing is at the discretion of the management and only by prior arrangement

Anyone caught breaking the rules will be asked to leave without a refund

Species stocked

  • Barbel
  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench

Suitable for

  • Coarse fishing
  • Carp/Specimen fishing
  • Match fishing