Hoyle Mill Dam

Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 1, Barnsley, United Kingdom

Dearne Valley Park Lake. (A.K.A. Hoyle Mill Lake) Barnsley. Managed purely by Hoyle Mill Angling Club, in pleasant surroundings within a major conservation area, this lake is highly under-estimated. With a good head of bream, roach, chub, tench, perch, skimmers and carp to 25lb plus, this 1 hectare lake hold it's own with better known waters. It has 2 islands and depths average 4 and a half foot with a couple of trenches going to 6 foot approx. Too good to be true? It gets better, it's free to fish. There are 2 lakes here, but fishing is main lake only. The smaller lake is for breeding and restocking the main lake. There is a curry house, Pub and Britannia Angling (owned by Clegg) all within a few hundred yards of the lake.
They show to all methods but pole and feeder seem to be the main tactics here with the feeder getting the bigger carp between the islands. It must be noted however that only the roadside bank has platforms at the moment but platforms are being put in place on the opposite bank by the Rangers. There is access for the disabled.

Carp to 25lb

Address: Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 1, Barnsley, United Kingdom

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Richard otley - 28th Jul 2021 at 2:46pm

Can you night fish

Tony - replied on 8th Jun 2022 at 7:30am

No night fishing on the lake


Mike - 11st Aug 2020 at 9:57am

Is there a match Saturday 15 august


Terry Saxon - 28th Feb 2020 at 9:00pm

Hi i’m a retired angler 69 years old. Can you tell me the prices for day tickets and yearly members book. Thanks Terry


Lee - 9th Dec 2019 at 2:59pm

Is the any pike in heas


Andy zuppinger - 7th Oct 2019 at 2:05pm

Are their any restrictions on this water? Is a day ticket available? I have been working abroad since 2004, I am home now and wanting to get back to fishing. Thanks in advance.

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nigel crowther - Reviewed 21st Nov 2020 at 3:47pm

just an heads up guys this site is out of date it is no long free to fish if you need any info then please look on facebook for hoylemill course fshery

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