Suffolk Water Park will be closed from 5pm today (22.03.2020).

After much thought and discussion today we have decided to close the fishery and shop until further notice. We will reassess this decision next month and keep you all updated.

We value our customers and hard working team of staff, so we want to keep them safe. Although fishing is an outdoor sport the government are advising against non essential travel and we feel that although we love to accommodate you at the fishery we want to reduce the risk of exposure to and spread of the covid 19 virus.

Our staff and customers have families and children and we must all work together at this difficult time to ensure we remain healthy so we can enjoy our fishing again when we reopen after this situation is resolved.

If you have a booking within the next month, we will contact you to ensure you are aware of our closure and we will refund any deposits you may have paid.

Let's do this and stop the spread! Please stay safe and healthy and see you on the other side of this!

Please keep in contact with us as things could change in the near future.

Thank you for your continued support, Stu, Bex and Nick.

Traditional Lake

The Traditional Lake is set amongst the most beautiful surroundings at the far end of the complex, is 6 acres with a small island in the middle.

Anglers can fish a maximum of 2 rods and bait boats are not permitted on this lake.

It’s a smaller version of the Big Fish Lake with carp up to 30lb, Bream over 10lb and Tench to 10lb.  There’s plenty of Roach and Rudd to be had too.  Many anglers visit the Traditional Lake to get a bend in the rod if they usually fish larger hard waters. 

The swims are all wood chipped and even, with easy access to the bank from your vehicle.  These swims are suitable for you if you’re unsteady on your feet or have mobility problems, as they provide easy swim access and you can park almost just behind your swim.

Night Fishing:

Night fishing is getting very popular on this lake and with the limited swims booking is advised.  Please call the shop to register and book a space (not an allocated swim) to avoid disappointment. 

Number of pegs:

20 fishable pegs with 16 of them Night Fishing Pegs only.

Night fishing pegs:

3 – 5
10 - 12
15 – 19
22, 24 & 25
29 & 30

View Night Pegs Map

Water Depth:  Ranges from 6-9 foot.

Fish Species:

  • Carp to 29lb
  • Bream & Tench to 10lb
  • Rudd, Perch, Roach & Eels

Fishing Tips:

There is minimal weed in the water and a band of silt runs around the entire lake about two rod lengths out.

Don’t fish too far out, 2 – 4 rods lengths out is sufficient enough (maximum cast 25m only) and there’s no need to cast right to the island.  Don’t forget the margins!

Bait wise, try meat, corn or maggot. Pale boilies work well such as Mainline Salty Squid and Peaches & Cream.  A lot of meat goes into the lake so give the Bait-Tech Poloni range a go too.

If you’re fishing for Carp try a Zig-Rig in the warmer weather. </