Fleets Dam

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Water Name

Fleets Dam, Barnsley.


The water is about 10 acres in size and can be walked all the way around and is popular with walkers (including dogs). Some of the pegs towards the top end of the left hand side involve climbing down to the water. There are no facilities available, but some of the pegs could easily be fished by people with disabilities. In total there are 75 pegs from which to choose from.

This water sits just on the outskirts of Barnsley and offers some good sport with a mixture of carp (16lb), roach and bream being the main species here. There are also some resident tench that tend to hang about pegs 25 to 35, with a few chub and also the odd pike to mid twenties. It is another lake that is very popular with matches, with anything up to the 130 lb mark often winning. There are good car parking facilities but make sure that all belongings are well stored away as there has been quite a bit of theft from vehicles in the past.

The water boasts some good depths throughout and this helps with catching early and late on through the year. The shallowest part can be found nearest to the carpark bank at 4 ft. The farthest top corner pegs feature 6 ft of water. There is also a feature of a sunken wall about 2/3rds the way up the lake. This can often be one of the better pegs to fish. The regulars all tend to fish off the bottom with either leger or a method feeder. Best baits include worm, paste, corn, meat and maggot.


Day Tickets: Summer £6.00 (£5 Concessions). Winter £5.

Season Ticket £80 (£60 OAP's, Disabled & Juniors) - which also covers Wombwell


Fishing From 7am until dusk. Barbless hooks, no boilies or nuts. Strictly no boilies or live-baiting, no night fishing.


From Barnsley Town centre leave on the A61 towards Wakefield. After about a mile you are looking for a left turn into Smithies Lane. Follow this down to the bottom of the hill and the water is in the bottom on the Left hand side.


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01226 292579


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