Fishing in Newquay, Cornwall

Quality day ticket fishing, beautiful surrounding and carp up to nearly 40lbs
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Competition & Pleasure Fishing

Gwinear Lakes is a hidden gem in the heart of cornwall, with 2 beautifully kept, well stocked fishing lakes open all year round.

Our specimen lake was established in 1988 and over the years has matured into one of the best day ticket fishing venues in cornwall.  Since it’s ownership change in October 2014 the lake has had new carp added to it’s existing stock levels. In total 40 carp between 15lb – 20lb and 33 carp at 20lb+. The lake now has 9 over 30lb+ carp with the largest being nearly 40lb. The lake has varying water depths, with features including reeds, wildflowers, water lilies, a willow tree hanging in the water and 2 islands in the middle. You can purchase at day ticket at our tackle shop from 8:00 in the morning 7 days a week.

New for 2015 – Night fishing is now available, you must book in advance and there is a maximum of 4 people per night, to book on please call 01637210045.

Our match and pleasure coarse fishing lake was redesign in 2015 turning it back in to one lake, new large pegs and a path all the way round makes it great for easy access. The Lake has varying water depths, with features including reeds, wildflowers, water lilies and an island in the middle with a new bridge across to it. Anglers of all levels of experience will enjoy catching the variety of fish including Carp(up to 16lb), Bream, Tench, Perch, Rudd and Roach. In Spring 2015 900 new carp average weight 3lb-6lb  and in Winter 2015 we are receiving 350 new carp between 2lb-4lb.

Our on site tackle shop which is home to Gwinear Angling and is open 7 days a week and has large array of tackle in stock.

On site parking is available and free.

Specimen Lake

Day tickets:  Two Rods £12
Night ticket: Two Rods £12 7:30pm – 8:00am
(Night fishing must be booked in advance 01637 210045)

Lake opening times – Summer 8:00am – 7:30 pm / Winter 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • Requirements for fishing the Specimen Lake:
  • Stiff arm weigh sling
  • 42inch landing net
  • Large unhooking mat or cradle.
  • All these items need to be dipped in our net tank before fishing
Match & Pleasure Lake

Pleasure Day ticket: One Rod £8

Pleasure Day ticket: Two Rod £10  

Pleasure Day ticket: One Rod Child £4
We will provide a landing net with or without a handle
Open matches held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Keep nets can only be used in matches and will be provided by us
We will provide a landing net with or without a handle

Lake opening times – Summer 8:00am – 5:30 pm / Winter 8:00am – 5:00pm

All ticket must be bought from the tackle shop before fishing

Lake Rules

Specimen Lake Rules

  • All ticket/permits must be obtained from the tackle shop before fishing.
  • You must use a large unhooking mat or carp cradle, a solid arm weight sling and an appropriate sized landing net
  • Minimum age of 16 to fish the lake
  • All hook holds, lifted scales and sores must be treated with a carp care kit antiseptic
  • All nets, slings and unhooking mats must be dipped in the net dip tank outside the tackle shop before fishing
  • Barbless or micro barbed hooks only
  • Minimum 10lb line for fishing for carp
  • No nuts or meats of any kind allowed
  • No sacking of fish
  • Maximum 2 Rods allowed
  • No rods to be left unattended at any time
  • Night fishing must be pre booked in advance from the tackle shop
  • No visitors allowed when night fishing
  • No lead core allowed but safe zone leaders and tubing are allowed
  • Remove all litter and place in the bins provided
  • Do not cut, damage or climb the otter fencing
  • Do not pass fishing equipment over the otter fencing
  • Only use the life rings in case of an emergency
  • All gates must be closed at all times
  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dogs must be keep on a lead at all times

Match & Pleasure Lake Rules
  • No Keep nets except in a match
  • Please use landing nets provided which must be obtained from the tackle shop and returned at the end of the day
  • Barbless hooks only
  • No floating baits in matches
  • No nuts or meats of any kind allowed
  • Feeders and leads must be free running
  • Fish from permanent platforms
  • Net all fish, do not swing them in
  • Remove all litter and place in the bins provided
  • Only use the life rings in case of an emergency
  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dogs must be keep on a lead at all times
  • No meats
Match Rules
  • Please use nets provided
  • Maximum 60lb per net, over weight nets will be reduced to 60lb and over 80lb nets will be disqualified
  • No Floating baits
  • Net all fish do not swing them in
  • Minimum 6 inches between pole tip and float