Each year as soon as the lake closes we are inundated with calls and emails asking for dates when the lake will reopen, unfortunately it is not something that can be pre planned. 

The reopening of lakes following spawning closures will be posted here as and when the fishery manager/head bailiffs make that decision.


Horseshoe Lake will reopen from 9am today 23/7

Swims 69, 70 & 73 will be closed due to weed

& 57-46 will remain closed until further notice. 


FARRIERS LAKE - as from 24.6.21 LAKE REOPEN from today 9am 



FAR 03/06/2021 lake closed due to spawning

HS 21/06/2021 - LAKE Re-Closed - from today 23/6/21 with immediate effect the lake is reclosed due to more spawning, this will be closely monitored over the weekend. Please note swims 57 to 46 will be closed off due to work carried out on the mounds stockpond PLEASE DO NOT WALK DOWN THIS WAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE LAKE CLOSED as of 27th May due to spawning SPAWNING UPDATE 14.6.21 We were hoping to open Horseshoe today but the fish have started spawning again this morning so we will remain closed for now. We will keep you updated as soon as anything changes. In the meantime i'll try get some video footage for you. Thank you for your understanding during this period. PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE LAKE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE UPDTE 28/06/2021 - HORSESHOE LAKE WILL REOPEN FROM 9AM TUESDAY 29/06/2021 some swims may be closed off if required.

As of 18/07/2021 -Horseshoe lake closed for spawning. The fish started spawning again on Horseshoe yesterday (Saturday) . At first it was fairly localised in the bottom of summer bay so we closed a few swims off and tried to keep the remainder of the lake open. Today though they are spawning in summer and winter bay and as a consequence we have taken the decision to close the lake. Obviously disappointing given we’ve already had a few spawnings already, but we have no choice but to close again,so hopefully everyone will understand. We will update you when anything changes. Thank you for your cooperation.