Fishing Licence

There are three places to fish in Wandsworth:Fishing in the park, pic. Friends of Battersea Park

  • Battersea Park lake fishing area
  • Wandsworth Common lake – southern basin
  • Tooting Common main lake

The fishing season runs from 16 June to 14 March inclusive. We are currently in our closed season where no fishing is permitted at any of our lakes. The season will commence 16 June 2016.

Applications for permits may be made in advance of the season reopening – see below.

How to get a fishing permit

To fish in any of the above three waters you must have an Enable Leisure & Culture Fishing Permit. If you are aged 12 or over, it’s a national requirement that you also have a UK fishing rod licence.

To get a fishing permit for our lakes please write to us at:

 Fishing Permits Parks Office, Staff Yard Battersea Park London SW11 4NJ 

Please enclose:

  • a photocopy of your current Environment Agency rod licence (note that if you are old enough to be required to hold a rod licence, we will not issue a permit without proof of rod licence)
  • a cheque made payable to Enable Leisure & Culture for the correct amount
  • two passport sized photos

And, if you’re applying for a concessionary price, please also include:

  • proof of age for the junior or senior concessions, or
  • proof of disability for the disability concession

Ages and prices

From June 2016 to March 2017 season, the prices are:

  • adult £86.50 per season
  • senior (65 years and over) £63.00
  • junior (under 16) £46.00
  • people with a registered disability £46.00

Download an application form, and terms and conditions.

Fishing General Information 2016 - 2017

Fishing Terms and Conditions 2016 - 2017

Fishing Regulations (Green Places) Environmental Agency

Fishing Application Form 2016 - 2017



Rod Licence

For information on Environment Agency rod licences visit, or enquire at your local post office.

Battersea Park lake fishing area

Central Ave, London SW11 4BE, UK

Wandsworth Common lake - southern basin

3 Routh Rd, London SW18 3SW, UK

Tooting Common main lake

Dr Johnson Ave, London SW17 8JU, UK