Ravenfield Ponds coarse fishery is part of Ravenfield Park which situated near the village of Old Ravenfield, near Rotherham in South Yorkshire. The Park and fishery are situated in a secluded valley that makes for a peaceful day’s fishing, or a quiet walk away from traffic noise, with beautiful scenery and a large range of flora and fauna, some unique to the site.
The fishery is made up of six fishing lakes that contain tench, crucian carp, bream, roach, rudd, perch, gudgeon, eels, mirror carp and common carp. There are several car parks on site and vehicular access is by key only, making it very safe car parking.
While four of the lakes hold predominantly silver fish there is also a lake that is devoted to specimen carp, with a limited number of night fishing permits available. A sixth pond has a high stock density, holding a large number of small carp in addition to silver fish.
For anyone especially interested in match fishing the club hosts one of the most extensive match programmes around with members only competitions being held almost every week through both the summer and winter, both at the ponds and on local venues.
Membership is open to all but is only available on an annual basis. Club members also have free access to all Kilnhurst and District AA waters at Baker’s pond, the river Don and the S. Yorks. Navigation Canal.
In addition to fishing ponds the Park also has a series of concessionary footpaths which are available to the public for quiet recreation, be it walking, bird watching, or just enjoying the countryside and interesting flora and fauna. A site map at the entrance to the Park provides details of these and more information about the Park and its’ inhabitants.
Excellent set of ponds in various locations.
Well setup with secure parking for members only, and reasonable rates of membership too.
Membership provides access to all of Ravenfield Ponds with the exception of the Carp pond, plus sections of Kilnhurst Canal and the River Don.