FAQ

Is parking available?

All tickets include parking on designated areas, there is ample parking both on the fishery and in the overflow car park near the fishery entrance after dropping off tackle. Please keep off the grass and leave permit spaces for disables and over 65s. (Disabled and over 65s show your blue badge or ID for a parking permit for priority spaces).

Are there any matches on?

We know it can be annoying for anglers when you turn up for a day’s fishing and a lake is closed for a match.

That’s why Swillington Park is pleasure angling only venue with 5 lakes and over 100 pegs available 7 days a week for leisure angling without the fear of being turned away.

Are there any bait/tackle restrictions?
Our main rules are no barbed hooks, no nuts, all bait in bait boxes and use unhooking mats and correct tackle.
Please familiarise yourself with our rules page before visiting.

How much are tickets?
Please see our prices page for up to date price information.

I’m new to fishing, where should I start?
Alder is the best lake for beginners, once you’re catching on this lake a natural progression would be to Willow and then Chestnut once you’re ready to tackle some bigger carp.

Are the lakes clear to fish all season?
Yes, we have spent much time and investment to ensure that all our lakes remain clear and weed free throughout the season. You are welcome to visit and look around the fishery before you fish if this is a concern, just make sure to register at the fishery office before you enter.

Can I bring guests/visitors with me who aren’t fishing?
Our aim is to build a community of dedicated anglers and for the privacy of our other members we ask that only those that are fishing be on the fishery site with a valid ticket purchased before entry.

Can I bring my children with me?
We welcome responsible parents who would like to bring their children fishing and purchase a concession ticket for them. We do not however allow unaccompanied under 16s to be on the fishery nor any children who are unsupervised or are not themselves fishing.

Do I need to book?
Please call or email to book in advance for night fishing. There is no booking necessary for day tickets, simply pay at the fishery office on your way in to the fishery.

When are you open?
Swillington Park opens 1st March – 30th Nov daily 7.30 am (8am in Winter) till dark (or 8pm whichever is earlier)

Please be aware there is a callout charge for any non night fishing vehicles who are still on site once the gates are locked.

The Fishery Closes for Winter Maintenance 1st Dec – 28th Feb

Where is Swillington Park Located?
We are located just outside of Leeds, off Wakefield Road (A642), minutes from junction 46 on the M1 and a few minutes walk or cycle from Woodlesford railway station.

It can be a bit hard to find us on your first visit so please use the following directions. Most sat-navs will find us using the postcode LS26 8QA.

If approaching from Garforth on Wakefield Road our turning is after you have gone through Swillington village as you are coming down the hill take the sharp left immediately before the 30 mph signs.

If approaching from Colton/M1 turn left at the end of Bullerthorpe Lane and then take the next right immediately after the national speed limit signs.

If approaching from Woodlesford/M62 go through Woodlesford on the A642 under the railway bridge, over the canal and over the river and we are the next right as you head up the hill, immediately after the national speed limit signs.

Coach road is the old approach to Swillington house so is a little bumpy, but take it slow and use the passing places.

The fishing office is the second entrance you get to on your right (after the farm shop). Pull in to the bay and go through the gate to the house to purchase your ticket.

Do you sell/hire tackle?
We do not currently sell or hire any tackle, there are however many local tackle shops in Leeds and the surrounding areas.

How do I get to you by Public Transport?

Our nearest train station is Woodlesford which is served from Leeds, Castleford, Sheffield and Wakefield.

The nearest bus stop is ‘Swillington Bridge’ at the end of our road, this is on the 167/168 route from Leeds/Castleford/Pontefract, the 174 from Wakefield/Wetherby and the no. 9 from White Rose Centre/Seacroft.