Newbridge Fishing Lakes, Stopgate Lane, Simonswood, L33

Newbridge Fishing Lakes

Two fishing lakes, open during daylight hours, up until 8pm (or 30 minutes before dark in the autumn/winter months).
Fully stocked with Carp – mirror and common, Tench, Bream, F1’s, Barble, Ide and Chub. Match bookings welcome.

No under 18’s without adult supervision or parental contact details. No keep nets. No barbed hooks. Must have landing net. No floating baits or nut baits.

Small Lake

large lake at Newbridge Fishing Lakes

This is the lake closest to the carpark and used mainly for pleasure fishing.

It has 31 pegs and less heavily stocked than the big lake but contains much bigger fish.

In here are Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Bream, F1’s and some eels appear to have sneaked in.

The lake was already home to many fish above 10lb and in March 2020 we put in 10 Mirrors between 15lb and 18lb.

In January 2021 we introduced 60 carp (c3’s) between 5lb and 7lb and 5 (C6’s) between 20lb and 22lb.

Anyone may just turn up and start fishing and the bailiff will come round and collect your fee.

We do allow night fishing on some pegs on this lake however we only allow 6 at any one time and you must register to be considered.

Register Here for Night Fishing OVER 25’s ONLY

Big Lake

small lake at Newbridge Fishing Lakes

The big lake has 38 pegs and is the first you come to as you come through our gate.

This lake is heavily stocked, mainly with F1’s, Mirror Carp, Common Carp and Bream but also has a significant number of Tench, Ide and Barble and Chub in it.

The average size of fish is about 1.5lb and the biggest in there is about 15lb

Pleasure fishing is … is occasionally unavailable on Wednesdays and Sundays. To check availability, text or Whatsapp 07824 316212 or check our facebook page.
People fish this lake with both poles and rods, mainly using a float and common baits are maggots, sweetcorn and pellets.

Once you select a peg, we do not allow you to move pegs.


Newbridge Fishing Lakes

Stopgate Lane,
L33 4YB

The postcode takes you about 50 yards away, for an accurate location, What3words is ///devotion.enough.belong

Tel: 07824 316212 (Please text not telephone.  Our phone reception is poor, so text, email or message on facebook messenger.)




Day Ticket £8
OAP/COncessions £5


Day Ticket £8
OAP/COncessions £5

OPEN matches

At Newbridge we hold an open match every Wednesday. Anyone is welcome. As of June 203, the entrance fee is £15, and 66% of fees is given back in prize money.

The draw is at 9am and fishing starts at 10.15am and ends at 3.15pm.

The café is open from 8am for anyone wanting breakfast (see café menu).

When there are 13 or more anglers, prize money is paid out to the first 3.  Between 8 and 12 anglers, it’s the first 2, and when there are 7 anglers or less, winner takes all.

Just arrive on the day, however, booking on will guarantee your place when numbers are high.

We allow a maximum of 22 anglers per match and you can just arrive and enter, however on good weather days it is better to book on by texting 07824 316212 so you don’t miss out.

In the summer we run a Friday evening match, the draw is 4pm, the match is 5pm – 9pm.

We do occasionally run other open matches and these will be advertised on this website and on our Facebook page, Newbridge Fishing Lakes.

Angling Club Matches

Our lakes can be booked by Angling Clubs for them to hold their own matches on.

The match lake has 38 pegs, we recommend a maximum of 22 anglers to allow enough room however up to 38 are allowed.

The smaller lake has 31 pegs and is not usually used for matches however can be when specifically requested.

The lake can be hired as a whole or half lake.  If half the lake is booked then it is possible that pleasure anglers or another club match will also use the lake.

When booking the full lake, you have exclusive use of the whole lake from 8am until 3.30pm. Your anglers may also stay on the lake and pleasure fish after the match if they wish to do so. There is no additional charge for this.

Full lake                      £150
Half Lake                    £80


There is a café with toilets.  The café doubles as the bailiff’s office.  When ordering food, you can go to the café, however, it may not always be manned, so we recommend texting or WhatsApp your order to 07824 316212 stating your peg number and big or small lake and what you are ordering.  Your order will be acknowledged and then delivered to your peg as soon as possible for us.  Don’t forget to let us know if you want sauce or sugar.  For example …

         Peg 6, small lake, sausage and egg barm, red sauce, coffee 2 sugars

See the menu, prices as of June 2023.


Sweetcorn – £2
Pellets – 2, 4, 6, 8mm £2.50 bag (pint)
Luncheon meat £3
Maggots £3