There are two options to fishing Horseshoe Lake, in both instances all anglers MUST be Carp Society members



Now until the 2nd December - The lake remains open but day tickets must be purchased over the phone, lockdown rules we cannot open opent he shop to serve customers. 

FROM the 3rd December - day tickets and permits can be purchased from the shop during normal opening hours 

  • Arrival via the day ticket gate (off the roundabout) 
  • The gates will be open Monday – Friday between 9am – 4pm 
  • On arrival immediately visit the office/lodge to purchase your day ticket  
  • Maximum 2 rods in all swims 
  • All anglers must wear a face covering/masks when coming into the shop  
  • There will be no access in/out the lake outside of these hours 
  • Unfortuantely at the moment NO guests are permitted to attend with day ticket anglers (this includes children)
  • There is no limit to the number of nights (see rules for swim number of nights in swims) 
  • Day tickets Start time from the time of purchase  

Day ticket arrival and departure times on Horseshoe

Midweek Day ticket anglers can arrive and book in at the shop between the hours of 0900 – 1600 Monday to Friday. Departure from the lake is also only permitted during those hours. That does not mean you have to arrive and leave on the same day. You can fish as many days/ nights as you wish but on your departure date you can only leave between 0900 -1600. The weekend arrival and departure is slightly different. See below

Weekends (during spring/summer) - You can arrive and report to the shop on Saturday between 0900 – 1200 (midday) No arrivals on Sunday If you are leaving the lake on Saturday or Sunday, you must do so between the hours 0900- 1200 (midday). The day ticket gate will be unlocked between those hours on Saturday so please just close the otter fence gate behind you when you leave. The gates will however be locked on Sunday. If you are leaving on Sunday (only permissible between 0900-1200 midday) you will be given a phone number to ring to let you out.

This procedure is brought about strictly for security reasons. We want our anglers to be able to come to Horseshoe, relax and enjoy the fabulous fishing and surrounding environment available here. There is an alternative should our opening hours not suit. We offer a 12 month permit that gives you unlimited access, so please look at that option. We appreciate this will not suit everybody but too many times now over the years we have found the gates left open and unlocked and found people who shouldn’t be on the lake wondering round willy nilly. It’s all well and good saying ban people or name and shame them but in reality that is closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Unfortunately we live in a time when selfishness and lack of respect for others seems to be the order of the day and we have to react accordingly to ensure the comfort and safety of our anglers.



We offer a 12 month and six month CARP FISHING permits & a seasonal PIKE only permit (please read the rules/T&C before purchase 

The benefits of a permit: 

  • Unrestricted access to the lake - meaning you can arrive to fish at any time and have gate key access (except when the lake is closed for any reason) 
  • Includes the use of three rods on - all double swims when fishing alone and swim numbers 9 to 45 on the winter bay
  • Bring one non fishing guest along over the age of 9 years old (the guest will need to be a Carp Society member, must be from the same household ie partner or child) 

Prices for permits are 

From the 13th July 2020, permits can be purchased in the shop between 9am - 4pm 

Please print the permit application (below) and bring with you along with two passport photos 

If you would like to apply for a permit electronically

  • Download the permit application, complete and email
  • Please attach a photo (clear face photo) to the email above 
  • Payments - we only accept one full payment, the payment should include the permit fee, membership if due to expire and the key fee. 
  • Please indicate your permit start date on your email
  • Payments can be made by card over the phone Monday - Friday between 9am - 12 midday
  • or by bank transfer to The Carp Society A/C: 50410993 S/C: 20-84-61

Once your permit application & payment has been received you will receive an email confirming acceptance and when your permit will be ready for collection.

Horseshoe Permit Application

Horseshoe Pike Permit Application


Some of these rules may be superceded by the additional covid-19 rules implimented 

  • Government guidelines on social distancing must be adhered to at all times 
  • Anyone displaying symptoms or living with anyone showing symptoms should not attend the lake 
  • We reccommend anglers carry their own sanitisers to use 
  • We have provided santisier at the entrance gates for use