Situated in secluded woodland, the Ecclesbourne reservoir is the perfect place for a peaceful day of fishing.

The reservoir, affectionately known to the locals as The Spoon, covers over 3 acres of land and has over 12 strategically placed fishing swims.

The water is well stocked with Roach, Bream, Perch, Tench, and a good number of 20lb plus Carp – the largest so far weighing over 30lbs! The wildlife on the land is equally as rich, with grass snakes and grey wagtails commonly seen around the water, and the occasional visit by Kingfishers.

Over the years Shearbarn Park has diligently maintained the land surrounding the reservoir and made improvements to the paths for easier access.

Please be aware that all fishing at the reservoir is on a strict catch and release policy.

Further information at a glance –

  • Strictly no admittance under the age of 16 years.
  • Cost: £8 per person, per day and 3 rods maximum per swim.
  • Full Fishing Rules obtained on booking from the holiday park Reception – reservations may be made up to one day in advance.
  • No night fishing or fishing without a Rod Licence.

Our own fishery Bailiff will be on hand daily to help answer any questions you have.

Additional Info

Lake Size3 Acre
Type of FishTench, Roach, Bream, Carp, Pike
Rulescatch and release, no night fishing,
Night Ticket
Season Ticket
Cost £8.00 per day
Directionsyou can pre book up to 2 days in advance to book your pin. Fishing is a strict catch and release basis. No under 16's as open water fishery. Book via main Shearbarn Holiday Park reception. Disabled access planned for Autumn 2016 Whilst on Park you are welcome to use the bar and restaurant, swimming pool and facilities. Swimming pool is chargeable. Above Hastings Old Town, known as the Spoon.


3 responses to “Shearbarn Holiday Park”

  1. At this stage I would have to say that disabled access is not adequate, we have had planning permission granted for a new roadway to be built from in side the actual park, this will be completed once peak season has passed.

    At present it is a 10-15 minute walk along a footpath.

    I will update as soon as the new pathway is complete.

    Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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