Fishing at Cannop Ponds

Cannop Ponds is one of the best waters in the forest for angling. Managed by Yorkley Angling Club, day permits can be bought on the bank from the Club bailiff or from local tackle shops


There are two lakes, both of which offer a variety of fish to impressive sizes:


Cannop 1, Southern Lake

Approx. 50 pegs 

7 Disabled Platforms with Access

Depth 3ft to 20ft


Carp 30lb+, Bream 6lb+, Tench 7lb,

Pike 30lb+, Roach, Perch, Rudd, Eels, Chub


Cannop 2, Northern Lake


Approx. 30 pegs                                             

3 Disabled Platforms with Access

Depth 2ft to 8ft


Rudd, Perch, Carp, Bream, Tench, Roach, Crucian Carp, Eels


Night Fishing is permitted only by holders of a night permit.


Please note: The dams and spillways at Cannop Ponds are nearly 200 years old, and so work is being carried out to future-proof the site and address the structural issues that have been found. This may affect the fishing rights temporarily in future years, but the project is in early stages and works are still being designed. 

Permit information for 2023/24

Cannop Ponds, West Dean, Lydney, GL15 4JS
Seniors annual season permit: £45
Juniors annual season permit: £10 
OAP annual season permit: £35
Night fishing season permit: £70
Senior/OAP day permit: £10
Junior day permit: £5