A lovely fishery where you can enjoy great sport

The Angel of the North Carp and Coarse Fishing Lakes are located in the middle of a 64 acre farm near Gateshead in County Durham. It is a truly relaxing fishing spot, surrounded by the peaceful countryside.

There is a choice of three lakes at the venue:

Bassetts Pond – There are 14 pegs on this water, with 2 designed for improved disabled access. The water has a good head of carp and silver fish. If you fish with maggots on the pole, waggler or feeder you should catch fish all day. Bigger baits like pellets could pick off bigger sized fish.

Bowes Lake – A larger 40 peg water. There is a slightly larger head of carp in here, but there are still other silvers and tench to target. The lake runs to around 6ft in depth and there are 2 central islands which are good fish holding features.

Lookout Lake – A 44 peg lake which is available for match bookings. The stocking on here is carp and silvers. There are a selection of ghost, leather and koi carp in here, so you never know what will surface in front of your landing net. There are also golden tench, orfe and crucians in here – variety is the spice of life.

Main Species at Angel of the North Lakes

  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Bream
  • Tench
  • Roach

Rules and Restrictions

  • No other feed pellets to be used except Angel’s own
  • No feeding of sweetcorn, No feeding of luncheon meat (only as hook bait)
  • No bloodworm or joker
  • No nut based bait
  • No powerbait
  • Oct to April no oil based bait of any kind including trout pellets
  • No Cat or Dog or any animal (feed, meat, complete)
  • No Floating or sinking biscuit
  • No bread, punched, sinking, floating or crumb
  • No artificial or plastic baits
  • No floating bait (Except fly fishing on Bowes July & August)
  • No boilies of any size or description,no pop up boilies
  • Hook baits allowed are maggot, caster, worm, paste, sweetcorn, expander and hookable pellets, luncheon meat cubes

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

Make sure you are sitting down before you read the next part. This is an expensive fishery! The fishing at the Angel of the North Lakes is charged at the following rates:


Full day £15.00 (+£5 for 2 rods)


Full day £13.00

A season ticket is available for an eye watering £475!

Find out more information

Address: Bassetts Lookout, Northside, Birtley, Chester Le Street, County Durham, DH3 1RF.

Sat Nav Postcode: DH3 1RF

Angel of the North Lakes Location Map