Castle Head

Castle Head

Castle Head

Castle Head 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. Secure off road parking is provided at the western end of the venue, with gated access to the lake along a level field.


Castle Head is open from the 2019.


Fishing is allowed from sunrise until sunset.

There is a wheelchair, easy access platform and wheelchair access for visitors on this fishery.

Castle Head 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).


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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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