Castlehead Fishery

Castlehead Fishery

Castlehead is situated approximately 1 mile outside of Grange-over-Sands, just off the B5277 Lindale Road. The lake occupies the original route of the River Winster before the course was diverted to create grazing land in the late 19th century. The lake, via a series of underground pipes, acts as a balance with water flowing through an outfall at the western end.

The current owner of the lake and surrounding land, Harvey Heginbottom, carried out a comprehensive overhaul of the venue circa 2000 when the banks were re-shaped and the lake re-profiled. Subsequent to this, WADAA held the fishing rights for a short period around 2010. During this time an otter fence was erected to protect the fish stocks and a dozen wooden platforms installed.

The fishery has had a number of irregular stockings over the past 20 years. Some carp were added by the owner when the original work was completed and WADAA supplemented this stocking with fish transferred from Holehird Tarn. It is believed that as some point in the past the venue also held trout.

The fishery was extensively planted with trees by WADAA and these are now well established. There are now 18 pegs including 3 large disabled pegs. All of which are newly built and secure. On top of this, there has been a new car park built with enough space for 6 cars and 2 disabled priority spaces and 14 spaces in the lower car park. There is then a gravel path leading to the 3 large disabled pegs and round most of the lake. Please note that fishing from the old platforms is strictly forbidden! It is simply just not safe, these structures have been left in the provided features for the fish.

The club is grateful to the British Disabled Angling Association for their support in this project. For more information on this organisation please see their website WADAA would also like to thank Cemex for their support in laying the new car parks and path, JT Atkinson in Ulverston for donating the wood to make the new pegs. All of this work could not have been done without the support of Harvey the owner, so thank you Harvey from all of us at WADAA.

WADAA has recently stocked with 1100lbs of carp between 3 and 6lb’s. These will then be supplemented with other species of coarse fish later in the season. It is worth noting that when the work on the lake has been completed several larger fish have been spotted, proving there are some of the original fish left in, so who knows what you might catch. For more information on the lake including the location and fishery rules please refer to the Castlehead page on our website.

Castlehead will be open for day tickets from Friday 19th April 2019, these will be available on the day tickets page or at any of our outlets. Please note the price of these tickets is subject to change.


Castlehead is open from 16th April 2019.


Fishing is allowed from sunrise until sunset.

There are wheelchair, easy access platforms and wheelchair access for visitors on this fishery.

Castlehead Fishery Rules

Permit holders agree to read and comply with the fishery rules as printed below and/or displayed on the fishery notice boards and to comply with the Environment Agency Fishery Bylaws. Failure to do so renders the permit invalid. You must carry this permit with you while fishing.

  • Fishing shall be from the constructed platforms only.
  • Maximum of 2 rods per angler
  • No, keep nets or carp sacs allowed other than for organised matches.
  • No overnight fishing
  • Fishing is from sunrise until sunset only
  • No leadcore leaders
  • No braided mainline (except on marker and spod rods), monofilament only. Minimum of 12lb line when targeting carp, minimum of 6lb line when targeting smaller species.
  • Barbless or de-barbded hooks (Micro barbed hooks are accepted).

2019 update

Castlehead is a new addition to WADAA. We are very excited to add this venue to our books and we are sure it will provide great fishing for all. Castlehead is the perfect choice for disabled anglers or those who love easy access fishing. This will become clear when you watch the video.




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Castle Head is situated approximately 1 mile outside of Grange-over-Sands, just off the B5277 Lindale Road. As you come from Grange towards the gold club. Go past the golf club on your right and then take the first turn on your right. Follow this road until the road bares left, as it does the fishery entrance is on your right.

Postcode: LA11 6QT

Co-ordinates: 54.208788, -2.891500

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