A day and night ticket fishery with something for every angler and carp 30lb+. Located within beautiful Berkshire country parkland2022-08-09T16:46:23+01:00

With spawning occurring around this time of year, we ask for anglers to simply move away from spawning fish. With plenty of lakes on our fishery you should always be able to get a bite. Should you be seen fishing near spawning groups a bailiff will move you on.

Tight lines

Looking to fish Seven Lakes for the first time?

Welcome to Seven Lakes Fishery

A day ticket fishery with something
for every level of angler.


Find out more about the challenge where you can name your catch here.

Three fish in Lake 6 that go by the name of ‘The A-Team’ can you catch them? Check out more here

Catch the heavyweights of lake 6 here at Seven Lakes. King Ollie at 30lb+ really is a challenge in itself but to conquer our fishery here is the biggest challenge of them all. here

It’s everyone’s responsibility to keep our environment clean and tidy.

New name, bright future…

Formerly Seven Lakes Angling, the fishery is made up of seven lakes, varying in size from 0.4 acres up to 3.3 acres, in a tranquil parkland setting with ample car parking.
Seven Lakes are stocked with Carp (Mirror, Common & Crucian), Tench, Perch, Roach Rudd and Pike.

Offering year-round course fishing, with a Specimen Lake, a Runs Water, a Predator Lake, a Match Lake – we have something for everyone. Night fishing and match booking are available by prior arrangement with Young Estates office.

Annual season tickets can be obtained by completing an application form online, by uploading a picture and making the correct payment. Please allow up to 5 days to receive your season ticket. Alternatively, you can print the online application form and return to Young Estates Office with a photo and payment. Please allow up to 5 days to receive your season ticket.

Join our online community

See the latest catches, ask other anglers questions, keep up to date with how the lakes are fishing.

NEW child season tickets

A child season ticket brings ultimate value where two people can fish all year round for only £80!

Designed so that the child ticket holder always has to be in attendance but they can be accompanied by a different guest (must be 18+) each time they visit. This is so that they can introduce different friends and family to the sport of fishing.

Seven Lakes News & Updates

From latest announcements, to volunteer requests and latest offers.

Minutes drive from J12 of M4
Miles west of central London
Minutes drive from J6 of M3
Miles east of Bristol

Upcoming events


The Angling Trust ‘Get Fishing Awards’

Re-opening, SLF bait launch and line recycling at Seven Lakes Fishery

School holiday fun

MP Richard Benyon – views on Seven Lakes

Family Fishing Fun Day

Netting of lakes 2019

Customer comments

What a great public venue. Plenty of assortment. Tidy presentable. Well worth a visit – Jonathan Haslip 4/6/2018

The work going into this place is second to none and i can see this being one of the best fisheries in the UK very soon, well done to all involved. – Daniel J Bragan 7/11/2017

Great Lakes and surrounding country walks but could deffo use some bigger fish in lakes 6&7 but excellent nights fishing and good quality healthy fish
Cliff Oxlade 16/10/2016


Pat Clare (Head Bailiff)

Scott Fell

Ryan Hicks

Pete Mccullagh

Dave Tonkings

Brian Lanley-Smith

Byron Medhurst

Seven Lakes Fishery is situated within Paices Wood Country Parkland.

With ample Car Parking facilities – The Main Car Park is situated between Lakes 6 & 7 whilst the Top Car Park allows better access to Lakes 1-4.

Gates to the Country Parkland are opened and closed by a local security company that patrol the Park to ensure that everyone is out before locking them at night.

We are members of the Angling Trust, supporting their work in promoting angling for all and taking action to protect fish stocks and fishing. Are you a member of the Angling Trust? Show your Angling Trust membership card and get 10% off your day ticket.

The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. Our members support the campaigns and legal action we carry out to protect fish stocks and our programmes to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun and in competitions. We’re fighting for the future of YOUR fishing, but we need YOUR support to do more. If you want to protect your fish and fishing, for now and in future, join your representative body today.

Young Estates & Land Ltd bought, what is now Youngs Industrial Estate and Paices Wood Country Parkland, back in 1961 from Turner & Hunter, a timber company.

The land was bought for gravel extraction and the seven lakes were formed from a stream running through the valley to supply water to the processing plant, where the gravel was washed.

Silt from the gravel washing process was left to settle in a series of silt ponds which were later filled in and transformed into the main car park.

In the late 1970’s gravel extraction ceased and in the 1980’s the lakes were let to Leisure Sport Angling (latterly Cemex Angling) who stocked the lakes and then fished them until 1996.

Seven Lakes Angling was then started by Youngs to take over the running and management of the lakes. Unfortunately, access to the lakes was restricted in 2000, when the addition of electric gates for Youngs Industrial Estate prevented access to the lakes outside normal working hours.

Youngs campaigned tirelessly for a dedicated entrance and were finally granted planning permission in 2010. The new entrance to Paices Wood Country Parkland opened in 2011 giving access to the lakes 7 days a week.

Improvements and additional stocks have been ongoing since 2011, but in 2017 the lakes were drained, de-snagged, banks repaired and marginal planting added, to compliment new stocks being introduced, including Tench and Crucian Carp.

Seven Lakes Fishery are committed to continually improving and developing the lakes and their facilities and welcome any feedback or comments.

What are the rules of the lakes?

We try not to have too many rules, with most being simply common sense, but some people do take liberties so we obviously have to cover ourselves. Please check the rules of the venue before visiting, on our website HERE

Our top tip for fishing at Seven Lakes Fishery – “Keep it simple”…TIGHT LINES.

What is #sevenlakescatch we hear you ask? We are launching our new hashtag this year to document all social media content. Should you wish to post social media content of your experience at Seven Lakes, feel free to tag it with ‘#sevenlakescatch’ and we will document your content in various locations across our network.

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    Contact Info

    Seven Lakes Fishery Paices Wood Country Parkland Paices Hill Aldermaston Reading RG7 4PG

    Phone: 0118 940 8500

    Web: Seven Lakes Fishery

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