Carp Lakes Near Me: Over 500 Day Ticket Lakes

The UK boasts some of the finest day ticket carp fishing lakes in the whole of Europe and, while the fish may not reach the gargantuan sizes that they do on the continent, many of the lakes that we are blessed with are steeped in carp fishing history that is unrivalled anywhere else in the world.

We have researched and visited every county up and down the country to find the best carp lakes near to you. Whether you are looking for a low-stocked gravel pit for a season-long campaign or a highly-stocked runs water to put a bend in the rod, our ultimate day ticket lake guide should give you a number of options within close proximity to your home.

Over 500 Day Ticket Carp Lakes In The UK

With over 500 day ticket fisheries to choose from, we have made it as easy as possible to find carp lakes near to you, wherever in the country you may be.

We have found the best day ticket carp lakes in each and every county in the United Kingdom, meaning all you have to do is turn up and fish (and hopefully catch!)

Our carp lake day ticket guide is so vast that we have separated it into regions, and then into counties.

Click the image below for the region that you would like to explore.

South East

South West

Lower Tamar Lake At Sunset

East Of England

West Midlands

East Midlands

Yorkshire

North West

North East

Wales

Scotland


South East Carp Lakes

The south east of England is home to some of the biggest carp in the UK that you can fish for on a day ticket.

Whether you want to fish premier waters like Sandhurst in Hampshire, Linear’s magnificent fishery in Oxford, Farlows in Buckinghamshire or an unknown farm pond in the middle of the Surrey countryside, you will find something here to suit your fishing style.

From Brighton to Basingstoke, Woking to Windsor, you will find detailed information here about the best day ticket carp fishing lakes across the south east.

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Hampshire

Oxfordshire

Surrey

Berkshire

Buckinghamshire

Kent

West Sussex

East Sussex


South West Carp Lakes

The south west boasts some of the most picturesque counties in the whole of the UK (and also some of the best day ticket carp fisheries!)

Coking Farm and Todber Manor in Dorset have gained a fantastic reputation in recent years and are fast becoming two of the most popular day ticket carp lakes in the south west, while Horcott Lakes in the Cotswolds keeps producing some of the finest, scaley mirrors that you could ever wish to see.

Cornwall remains a sought-after destination with carp anglers holidaying in the UK, while Devon is now home to some of the biggest carp in the south west of England.

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Dorset

Somerset

Wiltshire

Gloucestershire

Devon

Cornwall

Lower Tamar Lake At Sunset

East Of England Carp Lakes

The East of England boasts some enormous carp, many of which are available to be fished for on a day ticket.

Berners Hall Fishery in Essex boasts one of the most enviable stocks of carp in the East of England, while Holme Fen Fishery in Cambridgeshire is home to several carp that have surpassed the weight of the British record (though the claims so far have been rejected by the BRFC).

There are multiple fisheries in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire with carp up to 40lb in weight, while the day ticket carp lakes in Norfolk and Suffolk are popular with locals and holidaymakers alike, all aiming to beat their personal best captures.

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Essex

Hertfordshire

Bedfordshire

Cambridgeshire

Norfolk

Suffolk


West Midlands Carp Lakes

The West Midlands is one of the most popular areas of the country for carp fishing, which is no surprise when you consider the amount of specimen carp lakes that fall within its boundaries.

Shropshire is home to RH Fisheries and Merrington Carp Fishery, both of which boast lake records in excess of 40lb, while Worcestershire and Warwickshire offer multiple opportunities to bank carp to over 30lb.

For those closer to the city centre, Birmingham has a number of day ticket carp lakes where you can fish for specimens that have tipped the scales at over 30lb.

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Birmingham

Worcestershire

Warwickshire

Staffordshire

Herefordshire

Shropshire


East Midlands Carp Lakes

The East Midlands boasts some of the finest carp fishing lakes in the UK, with many of the counties being home to carp that weigh in excess of 50lb.

Lincolnshire has a large number of lakes with specimens big enough to surpass the personal best of most anglers, while Bluebell Fisheries in Northamptonshire boasts some of the biggest carp in the country (and could possibly be the home of a future British record).

Leicestershire and Rutland often get ignored by anglers who are looking to land some of the back-breaking monsters that reside in the other counties, but they offer some of the most picturesque lakes that you could ever wish to see.

Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire also live in the shadows of their more popular neighbours, though each of them offer the opportunity to catch carp that are well in excess of 30lb.

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Lincolnshire

Northamptonshire

Leicestershire & Rutland

Nottinghamshire

Derbyshire


Yorkshire Carp Lakes

Commonly referred to as “God’s Own Country”, Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK. It is arguably most famous for its moors and dales, but is gaining quite a reputation as a hotspot for specimen carp fishing.

As Yorkshire is so vast, we have had to create separate guides for the day ticket carp fishing lakes in the north, south, east and west of the county.

Our North Yorkshire guide offers an insight to a number of lakes, with Selby 3 Lakes being the pick of the bunch, while our South Yorkshire lakes include several specimen waters, as well as the highly-regarded runs water, Harthill Reservoir.

East Yorkshire boasts many venues for anglers looking for big hits of fish, while West Yorkshire is home to Eric’s Willows Lake and the Yorkshire carp record.

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South Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

East Yorkshire

West Yorkshire


North West Carp Lakes

The north west isn’t known for its big carp, with many anglers travelling south in search of larger specimens. With that being said, there are opportunities to bank some sizeable carp, but you may have to put in a lot of effort before you get the reward(s).

While Jim’s Fish at Tatton Park in Cheshire is arguably the most sought-after carp in the north west, there are plenty of opportunities in and around Manchester and Liverpool to also put a bend in the rod.

The further north you go, the less likely you are to land any record-breaking carp, though our guide to the day ticket lakes in Cumbria will still point you in the right direction.

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Lancashire

Merseyside

Cheshire

Cumbria


North East Carp Lakes

While the north east isn’t renowned for its carp fishing, if you look long and hard enough, you will still be able to find some lakes for some specimen action!

The lakes are certainly few and far between, but our day ticket guide will help you to find some carp fishing venues in Hartlepool, Gateshead, Sunderland and Newcastle.

The positives are that the north east is home to some of the most breathtaking countryside in the UK, so even if you aren’t banking monsters, you will be in beautiful surroundings.

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Northumberland

Tyne & Wear

County Durham


Carp Lakes In Wales

When talking about the best day ticket carp fishing lakes in the UK, Wales rarely gets acknowledged. However, there are plenty of lakes that are worthy of a mention, especially in South Wales.

Located in between Newport and Cardiff, Cefn Mably Lakes has become extremely popular in recent years, even garnering the attention of carp anglers in the South West of England who are looking for a change of scenery. In Swansea, White Springs Fishery has gained a favourable reputation among local and visiting carp anglers alike.

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South Wales

North Wales


Carp Lakes In Scotland

With Scotland being most famous for salmon and trout fishing, it is no surprise that carp fishing flies under the radar somewhat.

With that being said, there are still opportunities to fish for carp, albeit not as many as there are elsewhere in the UK.

Our day ticket lake guide will tell you everything you need to know about carp fishing in Scotland.

Scotland