Askern Boating Lake

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Water Name

Askern Boating Lake


This water and the surrounding park is very much in the centre of the town of Askern. It is a pleasant place to fish and as the water has tarmac surrounding it also makes it very suitable for anglers with disabilities. There are toilet facilities on site and also a café from where day tickets are purchased.

During the summer months when the water fishes at its best it can get quite busy with general park users. One way to get away from the general public is to hire one of the boats and fish from there, which is quite popular. The water which is Gin clear covers a little over 7 acres and averages between three and six ft deep, but there are a number of places with deeper holes, if you can locate them you will generally find some fish. There are also 2 islands, which can be a long throw from some pegs, but are worth putting a feeder out to.

The main target species tend to be the Tench, which run up to 5lb, The latest info is that all the Tench have gone. If you fish with a maggot and waggler then you will find yourself catching plenty of Roach and Perch, both to 2lb. There are a number of Pike present, very few were either caught or targeted but they do apparently run to 20lb. Carp also run to 20lb.

Boat Hire £6.00 between 10.00pm and 3.00pm. No live or deadbaiting allowed.


Fishing is now FREE


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The Park is in the town centre, but if coming from further afield, leave the M62 at Junction 34 and follow the signs for Askern.


Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0JA.


07976 265980


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