Located five minutes from the A1 motorway near Thirsk in the Vale of York Woodland Lakes takes in 40 acres and 380 pegs spread across 13 venues. Dedicated to pleasure, open and club match fishing there are always a minimum of five compete lakes free on the complex for pleasure anglers. There are four tarmac car parks and a tarmac roadway around the whole complex, with comfortable purpose built swims, many of which are disabled friendly, Woodlands regularly hosting disabled angling clubs. There are two toilet blocks, again with disabled access, plus a well stocked brick built tackle shop supplying all major brands of hardware, terminal tackle and all types of baits from maggots to boilies. The shop also serves as an information centre for the complex, where the best pegs and tactics are freely available to help you get the most out of your stay. If you need further help there are also two qualified angling coaches available to brush up your skills and help you to better catches. A café overlooking the lakes serves a hot menu, and Woodlands also boasts a pub and restaurant on site, the Watermill. The emphasis is on beautiful, relaxing surroundings with all 13 of the lakes at Woodlands fully landscaped and designed from scratch for angling convenience. All venues hold great stocks of mixed species with carp to 20 lb including commons, mirrors, ghosts and koi as well as good tench, bream, skimmers, orfe, roach, rudd and perch. No pike are present in any of the lakes. Summer fishing is consistent on pellet and pole with meat and corn taking regular match nets of 100 to 150 lb. Sport remains consistent, especially for silver fish on the complex through the winter, with pole, bomb or waggler producing quality nets of bream, skimmers, roach and rudd.