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Berkshire fishing: an unsurpassed guide to angling venues

A thorough guide to angling in Berkshire

Here you can search for Berkshire fishing by species, type, angling clubs, or by area, and find the best coarse and game fishing in Berkshire for you.

Information about Berkshire angling for coarse and game species

Berkshire holds vast numbers of fishing venues, and the diversity meets the need of any angler. The east and centre of the county tend to hold the large mature gravel pits favoured by specimen carp and pike anglers. Additionally Berkshire county holds some amazing river angling spots thanks to the presence of the Kennet, the Loddon, the Whitewater, the Blackwater, and of course the Thames into which all of these flow.

The upstream reaches of the Kennet, plus its tributary the Lambourn, provide some river game fishing options. Dotted across Berkshire are numerous lakes and small ponds in countryside and on farms, with some urban stillwaters present at Bracknell and Reading amongst others. In the vicinity of Theale and Reading some huge gravel pits are present, and accordingly offer specimen angling for pike, bream, tench and carp.

To search for Berkshire fisheries by area scroll down to the areas list to identify the area you are interested in.

Each Berkshire fishing area page will provide the essential information an angler needs: where to buy your tackle and bait, where to pick up your supplies, where to fish, and what the weather forecast is.

To search for fisheries by other means in Berkshire, such as species of fish or type of angling, scroll down to the links below. Each species page provides search facilities for fishing venues holding that type of species in Berkshire; these allow searches for fishing criteria such as day ticket or season ticket venues. To check for flood alerts in this county click HERE.

Use the Berkshire Fishing Clubs page to browse angling societies with venues in Berkshire.

Berkshire fishing by area, and A-Z list

Berkshire fishing areas, canals, and rivers listed in alphabetical order, with a Berkshire fishing areas map below:










Kennet & Avon Canal





River Blackwater

River Kennet

River Lambourn

River Loddon

River Thames, Berkshire










Berkshire fishing areas map:

Barbel fishing in Berkshire

Bream fishing in Berkshire

Carp fishing in Berkshire

Chub fishing in Berkshire

Free fishing in Berkshire

Pike fishing in Berkshire

River fishing in Berkshire

Specimen carp fishing in Berkshire

Tench fishing in Berkshire

Trout fishing in Berkshire

Berkshire fishing clubs

Berkshire tackle shops

Berkshire beer & cider festivals

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