Memberships & Night Fishing
We offer a membership to the fishery which runs from the joining date for one year. The most popular memberships are either the ‘Full’ or ‘Half’ memberships which covers you for all ‘day-time’ fishing whilst valid but also entitles you to book a night swim on either the Sumners Lake, Betty’s Lake or Match Lake*. We also offer a ‘Night Fishing’ membership which also entitles you to book a night swim but does not cover any other fees. Please read the membership details below to help you decide which membership is best for you.
£350.00 or £300.00 for concessions (Over 60 years old / juniors aged between 12 and 15). All day-time and night fishing is covered for one year from joining date with the use of up to three rods. This includes weekends and bank holidays. If you want to night fish, you can but must book a Night Swim on either Sumners Lake or Betty’s Lake with at least 48 hours notice. You are also allowed limited guest tickets at the bailiffs discretion at £25.00 each for the first 24 hour session. A discounted fee for guests follow for additional 24 hour periods.
£170.00 or £140.00 for concessions (Over 60 years old / juniors aged between 12 and 15). All ‘day-time’ fishing is covered on week days for one year from joining date with the use of up to three rods. This does NOT includes weekends and bank holidays. If you visit the fishery at weekends or on a bank holiday you will need to purchase a day-ticket. If you want to night fish, you can but must book a Night Swim on either Sumners Lake or Betty’s Lake with at least 48 hours notice. You may only book a Night Swim on Sunday through to Thursday nights. There is a fee of £10.00 per 24 hour session. You are also allowed limited guest tickets at the bailiffs discretion. If you have booked and are staying on a Lakeside Premium Pitch on the campsite there is no fee to night fish on Sunday through to Thursday nights with a valid membership.
Night Fishing Membership:
£75.00 for sign-up + nightly fee. This type of membership doesn’t cover any fishing fees but does entitle you to book a night swim on on either Sumners Lake, Betty’s Lake or Match Lake with at least 48 hours notice. There is a fee of £25.00 for the first night session and then £15.00 for any subsequent night session. If you visit the fishery during the day you will need to purchase a day-ticket.
*If night fishing on the Match Lake, you must vacate your swim by 7am if there is a prearranged match on that day. Night fishing must be booked at least 48 hours in advanced.
There are currently two waters at Sumners Ponds that can be used for fishing matches.
The Match Lake, set on its own away from the campsite, this 3.5 acre lake provides prolific fishing with Mirror and Common Carp, Chub, Barbel, Crucians, Tench, Bream and Roach. This lake has a very good reputation and is very popular among match fishermen and day ticket anglers.
Our two acre Ribbon Lake which is, as its name implies, a meandering ribbon of water with islands to fish from. It is well stocked with fish such as Barbel up to 8lb, Chub to 6lb, Tench, Perch, Bream, Roach and Crucians. This lake is a favourite with some of our regulars as it is unique in design and has a large walk-on island with platforms to fish from.
To have a match at Sumners Ponds you need to have at least 6 people to be able to book. If your club would be interested in having a match at Sumners Ponds please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01403 732539.
Prices and Options:
Partial use of lake: £9.00 per angler – £30 deposit required when booking.
Exclusive use of whole lake: £200.00 – £60 deposit required when booking.
If you are visiting Sumners Ponds and want to night fish but it wouldn’t be worth becoming a member, there is one other way of being able too. The only visitors who are permitted to night fish without becoming a member are those who have booked either a Lakeside Pitch, Lakeside Camping Pod or Lakeside Log Cabin. These swims are only located on Sumners Lake and Farm Pond. Once booked you don’t need to sort the fishing out until you are here but to night fish you will need to purchase a 24 hour ticket. You can fish any of the lakes during the day but after dusk can only fish at the swim/pitch that you have booked.
First 24 Hour Session: £25.00
Subsequent 24 Hour Session: £15.00 (must be in succession of first 24 hour session)
If you have any questions regarding the fishery, want to contact one of the fishing bailiffs or just want to send in pictures of your catches email email@example.com.
Sumners Ponds is a accessible fishery for those with a disability. The best lakes to fish are either Farm Pond, Ribbon Lake and Match Lake.
Farm Pond has a purpose built accessible platform with a ramp from the ajoining car park. This spaceous decked area has three large swims perfect for the disabled angler. The car park for this lake is directly next to the closest fishing swims so there is not far to travel with your equipment.
With both Ribbon Lake and Match Lake, so long as you have a blue disabled badge you can park directly behind your swim of choice.
Please be aware, no swims are reserved or prioritised for disabled anglers.