Fishing in parks

We have a number of sites throughout the city where fishing is available.

Free fishing

Sites where fishing is free (anglers still need a current Environment Agency rod licence):

  • Arbourthorne Pond: Eastern Avenue, Arbourthorne, S2
  • Crookes Valley Dam: Crookes Valley Road, Crookesmoor, S10
  • Frecheville Pond: Hopedale Road, Frecheville, S12
  • Graves Park (middle pond only): Hemsworth Road, Norton Woodseats, S8
  • Hillsborough Park: Parkside Road, Hillsborough, S6
  • Rivelin Valley: Rivelin Valley Road, Rivelin, S6

Chargeable fishing

If you would like to fish these waters, purchase day tickets from:

Howbrook Reservoir

Eddie Lewis, Howbrook Angling Club

Telephone: 01226 748692

Westwood New Road

High Green


Westwood Reservoir & Nancy Pond

Steve Hinson, Chapeltown and District Angling Club

Telephone: 0114 284 5424

Westwood Reservoir

Dawland Avenue

High Green


Nancy Pond

Greaves Lane

High Green


Wire Mill Dam

Chris Keeling

Porter Valley

Whiteley Wood Road


Where fishing is not allowed

Fishing is not permitted at any other ponds and lakes managed by ourselves, including the Local Nature Reserve in Shire Brook Valley.

Contact Parks and Countryside Service

Centre in the Park
Norfolk Heritage Park
Guildford Avenue
S2 2PL

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