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Wykeham Lakes

A superb venue offering trout and coarse fishing on four individual lakes set in beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Offering a warm welcome, great sport, good facilities and in an atmosphere second to none.

Wykeham Lakes fishing complex is situated half a mile off the A170 (Pickering to Scarborough Road) between Wykeham village and West Ayton within the Dawnay Estate. The waters offer superb trout and coarse fishing in a compact unspoilt area of natural beauty.

Carp Lake The carp lake is roughly 2 acres, situated adjacent to the Fishing Lodge. The lake has a wide selection of features to fish to, including bays, lily pads, marginal reeds, over hanging trees, gravel bars and an island. It is a well stocked lake with carp, averaging 5 lbs, but with several larger fish such as one weighing 18lbs 6oz caught in 2013. There are Roach to over 1lb and Perch with recent specimens been caught at just over 3lbs. Bream and some beautifully coloured Crucian Carp  can also be found within this lake.   Trout Lake The Trout Lake is 7.5 acres set amongst beautiful clumps of woodland, where you can come and have the choice of either fishing from the bank or a boat. Bank fishing includes wooden platforms, hard standings and wadeable gravel bars. The lake is well stocked, which includes Brown, Rainbow and Blue trout. The lake has a minimum stocking of 2lbs with specimens regularly being banked over 5lbs, with the occasional double figure fish are being caught. The lake record stands at just over 18lbs. The lake also holds other species such as chub, roach, rudd, perch and pike that fall to a convention fly. The Trout lake is also the home to the current English record Pike. It’s latest capture in January 2014, weighing in at 46lbs 11oz. Unfortunately Pike fishing on the Trout lake is restricted to syncidicate members only.   Predator Lake (Winter Lake) The Predator Lake is made up of 9 acres of crystal clear spring fed water, which is naturally stocked with Pike, Perch, Rudd and Roach. The lake is best known for its Pike, falling to a variety of different methods which include dead bait and lure tactics. The lake is also stocked occasionally with trout. The best fish of last season weighed in at 30lbs 5oz, with 4 seperate 20lbs+ fish to target. The lake holds other double figure pike and jacks but there is always the chance of a surprise!   Match Lake This lake forms a horse-shoe shape, is perfect for fishing matches having been stocked with a range of course and silver fish. The lake is available on a day ticket providing no matches have already been booked.

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From Scarborough…
Follow the signs to ‘Thirsk A170′ turn left just after the village of Ayton.

From the A64…
Take the A64 to Scarborough, at Malton, take the A169 to Pickering, and then follow the A170 towards Scarborough.

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Nearest tackle shops

  1. Phoenix Angling

    Scarborough, North Yorkshire

    (1.7 miles away)

  2. G B Angling

    Scarborough, North Yorkshire

    (4.7 miles away)

  3. North Bay Angling

    Bridlington, North Humberside

    (16.2 miles away)

  4. Rods & Reels

    Whitby, North Yorkshire

    (18 miles away)

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Contact information

Long Causeway Road
YO13 9QD

Tel: 07515992981



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Opening hours


The site opens every day from 8.00 am – 8.00 pm during the summer months and from 8.00 am to dusk during the winter months.



  • Disabled access
  • Tackle shop
  • Food and drink available
  • On-site toilets
  • On-site accommodation
  • Fishing coach
  • Syndicate fishery

The lodge provides a range of facilities for anglers, including toilets, complimentary tea and coffee and a shop selling bait, tackle, snacks and light refreshments.

Free parking on-site with limited parking available for disabled anglers adjacent to fishing platforms on the Coarse Lake.

The lakes has its very own Caravan Club certified location site, which can accommodate up to 5 caravans or motorhomes on very spacious pitches.


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Species stocked

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Suitable for

  • Coarse fishing
  • Carp/Specimen fishing
  • Pike/Predator fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Match fishing