Ferryboat Farm

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Ferryboat Farm


There is one lake at this farm, but it is over 3 acres in size and offers a good peg selection with plenty of room between you and the person in the next peg, there are 50 of them to choose from. The water dates back as far as the early 1800's and was once part of the River Don. The water has an average depth in most places of about 6 ft.

Originally the land was owned by Yorkshire Electric and sported a cricket ground in the centre that still stands to the day. Many anglers take the family and make a picnic and have a grand day out. The old cricket pavilion has been turned into a café and a toilet block. There are now caravan and camping facilities on site, if you want to make your stay longer. The water is suitable for anglers with disabilities.

There are carp up to the mid doubles, but mainly they average around the 3lb mark, with the occasional one coming out at 8 - 10lb. There are also some crucians (to 3lb 2oz), and skimmers, together with roach and rudd. A number of silver fish are regularly removed to ensure that there is a healthy balanced environment. There are also some very good tench in here up to and around the 10lb mark. Worm and corn work well for these fish. There are also chub to 3lb.

When the weather is good the locals tend to fish either waggler or the long pole. Most baits will work well, with maggot and caster taking the silver fish, but with patience the carp will come on corn and pellet.


Day tickets £5.00, Under 18's must be accompanied by an Adult.

Season Tickets available at £40.00, which run from April to April.


No braided lines or bloodworm or joker. Open 7am to 8pm all year. Caravan site open from 1st of April till 31st of October each year.


Leave Conisborough on the A6023 heading towards Mexborough. Go straight over the small roundabout and then take the left turn signed for Old Denaby. Once in the village take a right turn by the telephone box onto Ferryboat Lane and down to the fishery.


Ferryboat Farm Fisheries, Ferry Boat Lane, Old Denaby, Doncaster, DN12 4LB


01709 588088


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