Pillaton Hall Farm is home to three well-stocked coarse fishing pools, all enjoying far reaching views over Cannock Chase. Built by the Pearce family in the late 1990’s the pools have been regularly stocked with good quality fish, sourced from some of the oldest lakes in the UK.
- Peaceful location
- Views over Cannock Chase
- Three separate pools
- Stocked with quality fish
- Diverse range of fish species
- Disabled access
The pools will be open from 31 March 2023 to 30 September 2023.
The Fishing Pools
The pools are all stocked with a variety of species ranging from 1 inch skimmer bream to 26lb monster carp.
All persons fishing must have at least two years fishing experience and must hold a valid rod licence. Each person fishing will need their own unhooking mat and landing net; sharing is not permitted. Read our Fishing Rules for more details
Our fishing pools are accessible via purpose-built pathways and fishing platforms.
Our location draws people from across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and the West Midlands.
While each of the established coarse fishing pools are well-stocked with species that include Bream, Carp, Roach, Crucian Carp, Eel, Golden Orfe, Mirror Carp, Perch, Rudd and Tench, they each have their own distinct character:
POOL 1 – THE DIP
The Dip is the largest pool on the site but is also the most open to the elements – so remember to pack some warm clothes for a windy and cold day. Located at the far end of the site the pool has an island in the middle, making it an ideal pool on which to use a feeder. Around the margins the waters are shallow; running from 1ft gradually falling away to 9 or 10 ft around the island, making it a safer option for children as the margins are shallower than the others.
POOL 2 – THE MARL PIT
The smallest pool on the site is The Marl Pit which, while used as a stock pool, also has a good range of larger fish and is the only pool at present to hold ghost carp. The deepest point is in the centre at 6ft with depths of about 3ft around its margins. This is a nice pool for hot days as you have some tree cover on one side, offering welcome shade.
POOL 3 – THE CHASE VIEW POOL
If you fancy a quiet afternoon’s fishing and don’t mind a 5 minute walk, then park on The Dip car park and follow the signs. This pool is only a few years old but has come on extremely well – as it is a little further from the car park it gets fished less often and the fish are in fantastic condition. The end closest to the gate has a sunken island 2ft below the surface dropping around the sides of the island to about 8ft, which is the average depth of the pool.
The cost of a day ticket is £10.00 per person.
Day tickets are available Monday to Thursday and must be booked 24 hours in advance (not including Bank Holidays). Please note that the pools are closed from Monday 02 October 2023 for the winter.
Day tickets are for over 18’s only.
Fishing is from 8.00am and you must leave the site no later than 7.00pm.
Only people fishing are permitted on a fishing day ticket; spectators are not allowed.
Each person fishing will need a valid rod licence, an individual unhooking mat and landing net.
You will have access to the toilet facilities.
Dotties Café Bar & Takeaway is available for all your food and drink requirements – please check the opening times.
FISHING FOR OUR CAMPERS
Included in the price of each pitch is one fishing wristband that is valid for your entire stay. This must be used by one person staying on your pitch and cannot be shared.
Additional wristbands for adults and children can be purchased at check in:
- £5.00 – One Day Wristband – for adults and children (up to 2 rods)
- £2.00 – Extra rod
Please note that children are only permitted to fish if they are staying on the campsite and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If your child is independently fishing they must have their own unhooking mat, landing net and licence (if applicable) and a wristband will need to be purchased.
By purchasing a Day Fishing Ticket or accepting your Complimentary Wristband you agree to adhere to Pillaton Hall Farm’s fishing rules.