Fishing in Wandsworth

Where, when and how

Where?

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

When?

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

We are currently in our closed season where no fishing is permitted at any of our lakes. The  season commences on 14 June 2015. Applications for permits may be made in advance of the season reopening - see below.

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

From June 2015 to March 2016 season, the prices are:

  • adult £85
  • senior (age 65 and over) £62
  • junior (age under 16) £45
  • people with disabilities £45