Wyreside Bantons Lake

Wyreside Bantons Lake

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Here's our lake and swim map, plus tactics guide, to Bantons Lake at Lancashire's Wyreside Lakes Fishery...

Wyreside Lakes Fishery, Sunnyside Farmhouse, Bay Horse, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 9DG | Web: www.wyresidelakes.co.uk | Tel: 01524 792093

We say...

Open to members on a season-ticket basis and to day-ticket anglers, Bantons is one of the most popular waters in the region.

There are about 120-130 carp present, with an average size of over 20lb. There are about half a dozen thirties present, so personal bests are regularly broken here.

It's not an easy water but it does produced all year round and big hits can be accumulated if you strike it right.

Bailiff David Barlow says...

"Like Wyre Lake, it's weedier than the Sunnyside lakes. There's a sunken island just off the island and then a plateau of about 6ft to the left of that which can be reached from swims 14 and 15, and that's a very good spot. It can be better to fish just to the edge of it so your line isn't laying over the top of it.

"There are a couple of deep holes down to 20ft, and fish do get caught from them. In the winter, the swim known as Lunar is very popular and it commands a lot of water. Stella, Right Stella and Woody are also all popular swims. If you get it right you can have 12-15 fish in a session.

"In the summer particles seem to work well, and in the winter single hookbaits and zigs. Yellow hookbaits seem to work well."


30lb 14oz of Bantons mirror1 of 6

30lb 14oz of Bantons mirror

The view from the Fence swim2 of 6

The view from the Fence swim

Curtis Hitchmough with upper-20 sally3 of 6

Curtis Hitchmough with upper-20 sally

Looking towards Lunar4 of 6

Looking towards Lunar

Ralph's Fish at 30lb 3oz5 of 6

Ralph's Fish at 30lb 3oz

Sunset over Bantons6 of 6

Sunset over Bantons


Non-members: £60 for 48 hours (weekdays only between June and September; seven days a week at other times)

£470 a year

£420 for existing members

10-per-cent discount for members holding tickets for 10 consecutive years


Tackle shop




Barbed hooks only

No leaders

No whole nuts or pellets. Fishery pellets available

No braid except on marker or spod rods

Spombs must be fitted with floats

15lb minimum line

No bait boats

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