Good fishing in the lake for tench, roach, rudd, pike and perch. Boardwalk leads from the garden through reedbeds to our private jetty with stunning views across and down the lake with reed-lined margins fringed with water lilies. 


Hawes Water lake is a SSSI and so the coarse fishing close season (March 15th - June 16th) remains a statutory obligation.


We also ask visitors to strictly observe our fishing rules which are designed to protect both fish and the environment - eg barbless hooks, no keepnets, lead-free weights, no electronic bite alarms, etc. Please ask for a copy of our fishing leaflet if you plan to fish.


Please note that the fishing at Lake Cottage is intended to be 'recreational' only. Guests are welcome to fish but to maintain good relations with our neighbours and ensure a balance of privacy we ask that this is typically a few hours here and there not all day every day. This also prevents overfishing, protecting the fish and preserving the quality of fishing for the enjoyment of all. Lake Cottage is not suitable for those looking for a 'fishing holiday'.