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:
- Map of Coate Water designated fishing areas (PDF)
- Coate Water rules and regulations of angling (PDF)
You are required by law to hold a valid Environment Agency fishing rod licence, available from the Gov.uk 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 and purchase a relevant day ticket from the ranger on duty when they check the lake. You are allowed to fish until dusk.
If you are thinking of angling regularly at Coate Water, season permits are available.
Day Season Permits enable the holder to set up on the bank and fish from 7.30am until dusk throughout the fishing season.
A 24hr Permit entitles the holder to camp overnight and fish whilst on site throughout the fishing season.
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The application form for both types of permit is available to download below. Two passport size photos are required along with payment for the application. If you are applying for a concession with your permit you will need to send a photocopy of the relevant documentation to verify the information.
- Permit application form (PDF)
Day Season permits can be purchased from the Ranger cottage at Coate Water on Fridays between 8.30am and 12noon. You will need to provide a completed Permit Application Form and a valid Fishing Rod Licence.
24hr permit applications should be sent to:
Coate Water Country Park
The Ranger and Information Centre
Tel: 01793 490150
If there is a high demand for permits, all unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list until such time as a permit becomes available.
Concessions are only given to residents of Swindon Borough Council who are receiving 80% or more subsidy towards their Council Tax. A concession can only be claimed if a current Council Tax bill is produced.