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Fishing at Alton Water Park

Fishing at Alton Water Park

Fishing is a great way to relax. Set in the Suffolk countryside, Alton Water offers an attractive location to spend the day coarse fishing.

Anglers appreciate our internationally recognised secluded coarse fishing lakes. The return of the roach population has improved sport enormously at Alton Water and we are now starting to see the benefits to the pike angler. Huge shoals of large bream are still the most popular quarry.

You can fish any of our waters as a season ticket holder or a day ticket angler and if you have children, they can accompany you and fish for free within the rules and limits of the permit.

Day tickets to fish are available on the bank or from the Visitors Centre at the Stutton car park.

Fishing prices for 2017/18

Details of all our coarse fishing permits can be found by scrolling to the document list further down this page. You will also find information on how to apply for and purchase season tickets.

Day permits are available from Alton Water Visitor Centre; Breakaway Tackle; Markhams Fishing Tackle; Birds Tackle; Copdock Mill and Alton Sailing Centre.

Here's a summary of our coarse fishing permits.

Permit type   Price
 Day Ticket 2 rods in advance Adult
 Day Ticket 2 rods in advance Concession  £6.50
 Day ticket 2 rods purchased on the bank (no concession)  £15
 24 Hour Season (no concession)  £125
  Season Ticket (Dawn till dusk - 3 rods) Adult  £57
  Season Ticket Concession  £46


  • Season permits cost from £57.00
  • Kids go free - juniors under the age of 18 (accompanied by an adult permit holder) can fish for free within the rules and limits shown on the adult permit.
  • All anglers must be in possession of a valid Anglian Water fishing permit and a current Environment Agency Fishing Licence.

Alton Water Fishing rules and season ticket application form

Read or download the fishing rules for Alton Water.  Alton Water season ticket application form also available to download. Season ticket applications can be downloaded and sent by post to Head Ranger, Alton Water WTW, Holbrook Road, Stutton, Ipswich. IP9 2RY.  Please make cheques payable to Anglian Water Services Ltd. Please note all season tickets now require 2 photo’s with the application

Trout Season ticket and permit options for 2017

The documents below give you full details of what our various trout fishing season tickets offer, together with information about some of our other popular four water tickets.  If you want to download a copy of all our fishing permit options at all of our Water Parks you will  find that here as well. 


For more information about fishing at Alton Water Park contact;

Head Ranger Alton Water Park Holbrook Road Stutton Ipswich IP9 2RY

+44 (0)1473 589105

Fishing at Ardleigh Reservoir

This is another popular spot in Essex and is run by the Ardleigh Reservoir Committee. There are three lakes providing carp, bream roach, rudd, tench, pike and perch fishing.

Permits can be bought from the Fishing Lodge or, if it not open, from our self-service kiosk which is open 24 hours a day. Buying a permit enables anglers to fish from dawn until dusk. Night fishing is only available to season permit holders

For the pike fisherman there are two rowing boats available for hire on two days a week, giving access to the 120 acres which provides fantastic lure fishing during the summer months. There is a close season for pike fishing from 1 March to 30 April.

Full information on prices and opening times at Ardleigh Reservoir


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