Fish Pond

Fish pond

We hope you enjoy your visit to the village fishpond. The rules of use of the pond for angling are detailed below.  These are designed to safeguard the fish and the wildlife in the area, as well as the users.  Anybody found to be abusing these rules will be asked to leave and not return.  Issues can be reported to Councillor Jeannette Taylor or the Bailiffs using the contact details below.


 Stay Safe Around Open Water

 Following a closure for spawning, Barton Fishpond will re-open for fishing on Saturday 1st June 2024.




Tickets and Licensing

For visiting anglers, tickets MUST BE PURCHASED PRIOR TO FISHING from Londis, 62-64 Oak Road, DE13 8LS

Season Ticket
- Full Adult £45.00
- Under 16s, disabled, retired £25.00

Day Ticket
- Full Adult £12.00
- Under 16s, disabled, retired £6.00
Under 12s are free but must be accompanied by an adult (over 16).

Fishing is free for BARTON RESIDENTS ONLY who must carry photo i.d. as proof of address

All anglers MUST also have a valid Rod Licence as per Environment Agency Rules:-
Under 12s - no licence required
Ages 13 - 16 - licence (free of charge)
Ages 17 onwards - Full licence required


  • Fishing is STRICTLY daylight hours only, NO NIGHT FISHING.
  • Barbless hooks up to size 8 only (no treble hooks).
  • No braided line or hook lengths.
  • No bait boats. No spinning. No live or dead baits.
  • Bread products to be used as hook bait only.
  • Unhooking mats are mandatory for Carp, please respect all fish.
  • DO NOT REMOVE ANY FISH, catch and release.
  • Fish care products strongly advised to assist with hook wounds.
  • Return Fish to pond immediately. NO KEEP NETS.
  • No match fishing.
  • All unused bait to be taken home.
  • All waste to be placed in bins or taken home. 
  • Please dispose of line (and hooks) responsibly.
  • Please check the peg is clear of all litter before you leave.
  • Do not light fires.
  • No radios, keep noise to a minimum,please respect our neighbours.
  • All dogs on leads.
  • Please park with consideration,do not block access roads and abide by STRICT 5mph speed limit on the footpath.



Cllr Jeanette Taylor - 01283 712040 
Sean Severn - 07534 501942
Simon Darby - 07825 533372 
 Rob Howells - 07949 487911
Mark Jackson - 07858 779767
Ian Poole - 07703 383101 


 Tom Elson - 07593 860015
Ian Wilkins - 07733 555852 


We are always seeking volunteers to support the initiative that provides training for young anglers in rod craft, how to handle fish etc. If you have the relevant experience and you are interested in this fun opportunity, contact You will have to be DBS checked.

The fishpond needs a further supply of water lilies, have you any you would like to donate? If you have, then could you get in touch with Councillor Jeannette Taylor on 01283 712040 please.