Milton Pools Fishery for Fishing in Oxfordshire

COVID-19 UPDATE :05th November 2020 13.16 
Since the recent announcement of Lockdown 2.0 we have received lots of calls and messages with regards to whether we will be remaining open and if so what changes will be put into place…
After much discussion we are please to provide the follow update:
As of today, Thursday 5th of November 2020, Milton Pools Fishery will be remaining open throughout the lockdown however with a few changes which are listed below:
– Anglers must arrive between the hours of 7:30am and 10:30am only and must depart by 6pm.
– Overnight fishing is allowed with the tickets running from 8am to 8am.
– It will be a maximum of 2 anglers (any larger groups will not be allowed to enter).
– NO visitors.
– An angler can have 1 guest with them as long as they arrive and depart together (and once again as long as they are in no larger groups than 2).
– 1 adult to 1 child.
– The bait and tackle shop will be CLOSED until further notice, however we will be doing click and collect orders as long as they are made a minimum of 24 hours before arrival and must be paid prior to collection.
– Tickets will remain cash only, with anglers being asked to put their money into the envelopes provided upon arrival.
– Face mask must be worn when interacting with our staff.
– Anyone queuing is reminded to remain 2m apart.
Also just a polite reminder that anyone wishing to call please do not ring after 7:30pm as we have a small child who is continually woken up by phone calls well into the night.
Once again we would like to thank all our loyal anglers for their understanding during these strange times, please remain safe and we look forward to seeing you all.
Milton Pools Fishery


  • 1 rod = £10.00
  • 2 rods = 20.00
  • Junior – under 16 1 rod ONLY = £10.00
  • 24hours = £25.00 ( 2 rods ONLY ) 

Lakes & Bookings:

•At the beginning of reopening we started to take bookings for day anglers, however this is no longer the case, we no longer take bookings for day sessions.  •We only take group bookings upto 3 anglers maximum. 
•Anglers should arrive between the hours of 7:30am and 10:30am (NO LATER).
•We will now be allowing one guest to accompany an angler, (Guests must arrive with the angler and depart at the same time, no coming and going.) (NO VISITORS – no just turning up).

  • Day tickets will run from 7:30am – 6pm 
  • 24hour tickets run from 7.30am – 7:30am only
  • we no longer offer 12 hour tickets except Saturday Morning into Sunday evening 
  • 1 child to 1 angling adult 
  • no children are allowed to do over night unless they are fishing then its 1 child to 1 adult 
  • no huts – bivvy only 

Tackle shop: 

  • Opens 7:30am-10:30am only Weekdays 
  • Opens 7:30am – 4pm only Weekend 

we ask anglers buying bait and tackle to wait until the main influx is dealt with and return around 8:30am. 

•A maximum of one customer will be allowed in the shop at a time.
•Anybody waiting outside, or being served in the shop must adhere to social distancing rules.
•When in the shop please be respectful of time as we have lots of customers to serve.
•We are still taking orders for bait and tackle, these must be made a minimum of 24hours before arrival and must be paid by bank transfer, so that they can be ready to collect on the day of arrival.
•Any bait or tackle purchased from the shop during the day can be paid for using cash or card (MINIMUM SPEND OF £5.00 FOR CARD PURCHASES).


  • Can only fish Lens Match Lake & Kidney Lake and must be accompanied by an ADULT ANGLER AT ALL TIMES ( Over 21 years of age ) PLEASE DO NOT ASK IF YOUR CHILD MAY USE TWO RODS, THIS REQUEST WILL BE DENIED, ONE ROD ONLY FOR UNDER 16’S ONLY! 


  • May fish the House Lake, Lens Match Lake and Kidney Lake unaccompanied. NOT the Specimen Lake (including being accompanied by an adult angler)


  • May fish any Lake.

(Please find the full rules regarding junior anglers in the ‘Notices’ section under the subheading ‘Newsletter’.)




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