Our fishing lakes are at: Battersea Park, Tooting Common and Wandsworth Common (see maps). At each site there are designated fishing platforms and / fishing areas. We allow fishing from these designated areas between 16th June and 14th March (inclusive) each year. To fish here you will need a Wandsworth Council Fishing Permit and an Environment Agency Rod Licence. You will be expected to behave in accordance with the Fishing in Wandsworth Terms and Conditions and all site byelaws.

Anyone found fishing without a permit, fishing outside of the designated areas or who breaches the Terms & Conditions and/or byelaws may be subject to a fixed penalty notice and (where relevant) may have their permit revoked.

Our lakes are mixed fisheries managed for amenity and biodiversity alongside fishing. They are not dedicated carp fishing lakes. Our stock does include carp, but also perch, bream, eels, and pike. All fish must be returned to the lake immediately after capture.

Wandsworth Council Fishing Permit

Our permits are valid for 9 months from 16th June 2024 to 14th March 2025. We do not offer day tickets.

We can only accept applications for fishing permits by post or email.

To apply for a permit you will need to complete and submit the Fishing Permit Application Form, (which includes a declaration that you have read, understood and will abide by the Terms and Conditions), along with 2 good quality clear photos of yourself, a copy of both sides of your valid EA rod licence and if you are claiming a concession price, proof of your eligibility. Please post these to:

Fishing Permits,

Parks Office,

Staff Yard,

Battersea Park,

London, SW11 4NJ

or email them to:

We can only accept payment by bank transfer. Full details of how to make the payment are on the application form.

The prices for this season are:

Adult £119.50

Senior £76.00

Junior £55.50

Other concession £55.50

Senior price is offered to those 65 and over. Please provide your date of birth on the application form along with a copy of your proof of age such as driving licence or passport.

Junior price is offered to those 16 or under. Please provide your date of birth on the application form or let us know if you are eligible for free school meals. If you are aged below 13 you will not require an EA rod licence but we will expect an adult to accompany you at all times when you fish our lakes. The adult will require a permit if they will also be fishing. Please provide details of how you will be supported by an adult in your covering letter / covering email.

Concession price is offered to those eligible under the following categories:

• Asylum Seeker

• Carer’s Allowance

• Child and Working Tax Credit

• Council Tax Support

• Disability Living Allowance

• Employment Support Allowance (ESA)

• Foster Carer

• Incapacity Benefit

• Income Support

• Jobseekers Allowance

• Pension Credit

• Eligible for but not in receipt of Pension Credit

• Severe Disablement Allowance

• Universal Credit

• Assistance Dog ID Card

• Attendances Allowance Letter0344 800 5386

• Credibility’s Access Card

• Evidence of registered severely sight impaired / blind


For more information on how to obtain an Environment Agency Rod Licence please refer to the official Government guidelines, call 0344 800 5386 or ask 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