Birkwood Farm, Altofts, WF6 2JE ~ 07958 451

Covid - 19

Angling Trust has now confirmed  fishing is allowed but no matches. (See News Item)

Please have correct payment and maintain social distancing and follow COVID rules generally please.


News & Updates

Spring opening

Open 6 am close 7pm

Fishing Lakes to re open

The Angling Trust have informed us that the Government have allowed fishing lakes to re open but no matches to be held.
Birkwood Fisheries will open again tomorrow Friday 8th Jan)) following advice from Angling Trust and the Government.
We have copied and pasted the message below so everyone can see we are allowed to open (but not for matches)
“Good morning everyone
The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust. We have promoted the huge benefits of fishing on individual health and wellbeing and have been able to present a case to which the Government have listened. On this basis I am pleased to announce that fishing will be permitted during the third national lockdown in England.
The Head of Sports Participation at DCMS confirmed the following;
“fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors”
This has also been confirmed by DEFRA;
“Cabinet Office have now officially confirmed that angling / fishing (incl. sea fishing off private boats, water sports) can be considered exercise and are hence permitted.”
We have worked extremely hard to reach this position and we as anglers have a duty to abide by the strict conditions under which fishing is once again permitted. With infection rates and death tolls rising we must stick to the Government’s rules and ensure that angling remains part of the solution and does not cause problems.
Please bear in mind these key points which will be reflected in the new Angling Trust guidelines which we will publish shortly:
- This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May
- We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.
- The government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.
- Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.
- The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.
- To remain within the law you should follow the government’s guidance, and only fish locally within the district where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.
We are once again able to enjoy the sport we love at a time when many others can not and we must ensure that every angler adheres to the rules.
I would ask all anglers who are not members to join the Angling Trust and give us your support. We have worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome and that is only possible thanks to the support of our new and existing members. I would ask all anglers who value their ability to go fishing to make the same commitment as your fellow anglers have and join the Angling Trust. We are stronger together!
Membership - Angling Trust
Stay safe and very best fishes
Jamie Cook
CEO – Angling Trust”

River fishing

Unfortunately we are closing River Fishing at Birkwood. The high floods in Winter have caused the banks to be unstable and in the interests of customer safety we have decided to close fishing on the River .


Children age 10 and under free with an adult ON THE SAME PLATFORM Children over 10 the cost is child £7 and adult £8 fishing from the same platform.

Floating Baits

From 1st November 2019  Floating Baits will no longer be allowed  on any of the lakes at Birkwood.

Caravan and RV Storage

Birkwood Caravan RV Storage

Caravan storage on secure site. Electric gates at the entrance to the farm and then security gates on the site. Hard standing. Plenty of turning space.
Birkwood Caravan Storage is a well established company that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 30 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and reliable service at all times.

  • Caravan Storage
  • Campervan Storage
  • Motorhome Storage
  • Boat Storage
  • Price Only £35 Per Month
  • Public Liability & Secure Site

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07989229909 / 07734214080

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Birkwood Farm Stables

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We have micro and 8mm pellets for sale.

Loyalty Card Scheme

Did you know we offer a Loyalty Card Scheme. Get five stamps and your sixth fish is for Free. Ask when paying for your day ticket. Note: one ticket, one person, one stamp per visit.

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