Coate Water Park

Angling at Coate Water

The fishing season at Coate Water is from 15 June to 15 March each year.

To find the designated fishing areas and relevant rules and regulations, you can either check the noticeboards at Coate Water, or download a copy of the relevant information below:

You are required by law to hold a valid Environment Agency fishing rod licence, available from the website before purchasing the tickets or applying for the permits detailed below.

Bankside day tickets

You can set up on the bank in the designated fishing areas from 7.30am to dusk. Tickets will be issued bankside on the day, by the warden carrying out the fishing checks. Payment is cash only.

Rates and prices:

  • Standard - £8.00
  • Junior - £5.00
  • Concession - £5.00

Day season permits

A day season permits enables the holder to set up on the bank and fish from 7.30am until dusk throughout the fishing season.

Rates and prices:

  • Standard - £80.00
  • Junior - £50.00
  • Concession - £50.00

24-hour season permits

A 24-hour season permit enables the holder to camp overnight and fish whilst on site throughout the fishing season.

Rates and prices:

  • Standard - £300.00
  • Concession - £180.00

The application form for both types of season permit is available to download below.

You will need to provide x2 passport photos and a valid fishing rod licence for your permit application.

Permits can be processed via the warden team between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm, seven days a week.

The wardens can be contacted on 07824 550463. You will need to contact the wardens in advance to make arrangements for processing your permit.

Payment can be made with cash or cheque made payable to 'Swindon Borough Council'. 

If there is a high demand for permits, your application may be unsuccessful. In this case, your name will go on a waiting list until a permit becomes available.


  • state pension age or 66+
  • receiving GOV income support or disability allowance
  • a full time adult student

Please note: Proof of support allowance or student placement plus photo ID must be shown at time of purchase or else no discount applied. 

This can be a letter or document on paper or an email on your phone, however the names on the letter or document and the photo ID must match.

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