Fishing in Wandsworth

Where, when and how


  • Battersea Park lake fishing area
  • Wandsworth Common lake - southern basin
  • Tooting Common main lake


The fishing season runs from 16 June 2014 to 14 March 2015 inclusive.

How to get a fishing permit

To fish in any of the above three waters you must have a Wandsworth Council Fishing Permit. If you are aged 12 or over, it's a national requirement that you also have a UK fishing rod licence.

To get a fishing permit for our lakes please write to us at:

Fishing Permits
Battersea Park
SW11 4NJ

Please enclose:

  • a photocopy of your current Environment Agency rod licence (note that if you are old enough to be required to hold a rod licence, we will not issue a council permit without proof of rod licence)
  • a cheque made payable to Wandsworth Council for the correct amount
  • Two passport sized photos

And, if applying for a concessionary price, please also include:

  • proof of age for the junior or senior concessions, or
  • proof of disability for the disability concession

Download an application form, and terms and conditions.

Ages and prices

From June 2014 to March 2015 season, the prices are:

  • adult £83.50
  • senior (age 65 and over) £61
  • junior (age under 16) £44
  • people with disabilities £44