There are many lakes in the Forest of Dean, all offering something different for the fisherman.

The Forest of Dean Angling Club offers excellent fishing at their various pools and lakes, but you will need to purchase a permit and hold a current fishing licence. For further information visit their website

The fish available in the Forest of Dean lakes and pools include carp, tench, roach, bream and rudd.

Lake and pool fishing locations include:

Cannop Ponds in the Cannop Valley, central Forest of Dean - two lakes, bream, roach, rudd, carp, tench.
Lightmoor Pond, near Cinderford - fairly small, but good carp.
Meadowcliff Pool, near Cinderford - really tucked away, this small pond is good for carp and tench.

Game Fishing

Soudley Ponds - fly only trout fishing - private club only, but some tickets available.
Fairoak Fishery, near Tintern - two delightful fly only trout ponds, and fly fishing lessons.
River Wye - salmon fishing.
River Monnow, Monmouth - wild trout.