Alton & Ardleigh Predator Fishing

With pike roaming the waters, predator fishing at Alton Water and Ardleigh Reservoir is exciting and full of challenges and if you are looking to put your fishing skills to the test, then predator fishing is the activity for you.

Do I need a permit for predator fishing?

Yes. As with all fishing at Alton Water and Ardleigh Reservoir, you need a permit to fish. Predator fishing at Alton & Ardleigh is priced the same as our standard fishing permits:

Prices 2024/25

Permit type
Day ticket 2 rods in advance - Adult
Day ticket 2 rods in advance - Concession
Day ticket 2 rods purchased on the bank (no concession)
24 hour season (no concession)
Season ticket (dawn till dusk - 3 rods) adult
Season ticket concession
Joining fee (24hr only)

For the safety of the fish

We want you to get the most out of your visit, but we also want to ensure our fish are treated with respect. When in possession of a predator permit you must abide by the following rules:

  • Dead sea baits only
  • Landing nets and unhooking mats are required
  • No live baiting
  • Wire traces to be used when fishing for pike, zander and perch.

A full copy of our fishing rules can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Are Alton and Ardleigh the only places I can enjoy predator fishing?

No. Predator permits are available across many of the other Anglian Water Parks, including:

Fishing rules for our waters

Fishing rules for our waters

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.