Is run on a day & season ticket basis

The pike fishing at Ardingly is also run on season or day tickets, dates and prices below.

Please read the Fishing Rules here.

Day Ticket

Dates: 1 October 2020 – 30 April 2021


  • £12 in advance
  • £15 on bank

  • Boat Hire £25 / day (With Electric Outboard)
  • Boat Hire £15 /day (Rowing Boats)
    Please bring your own electric outboard.

Day ticket piking is available from 8.30am until dusk.

Tickets are purchased from the lodge (call 01444 892549 for card payments) before fishing.

Season Ticket


Current Members Pike

Dates: 1 October 2017 – 30 April 2018

Cost: £130

NEW Members

Pike, No Night Fishing

Dates: 1 October 2017 – 30 April 2018

Cost: £100.00

Full season Ticket, Night fishing, Pike/Carp and Coarse

From January 1st 2017 , Full season ticket Night and day Pike to 30 April 2017 . Also Coarse fishing Carp etc night and day to 31 May 2017.

Cost: £120

About Fishing

Fishing-pikePiking at Ardingly is both bank and boat fishing. There are 3 miles of bank from the corner of the dam wall to the mill at the end of the Balcombe Arm.All methods work here. Once the water temperature drops, the fish become slower and less willing to chase lures then static dead baits come into their own.The depth of the reservoir varies greatly and as a generalisation, shallower areas are better early season, with deeper water better during the really cold weather.

There are maps and photos of the water at the lodge. Half an hour studying these will save days of depth finding etc. Five boats are available to hire and a call to the lodge is advisable to book one. The advantages of boat fishing are that you can anchor up off the private bank, which never gets bank fished. It also gives you the chance to fish around the jetties and the valve tower, which in the winter can get packed with fry, giving some great sport. The other good thing about boat fishing is the technique of trolling and in early season this method can take multiple catches.

Anyone fishing here must be a competent pike angler and be able to meet the rules. If this is you then you will find everyone here friendly and helpful. On the other hand, anyone coming here and breaking the rules or endangering the fish will be asked to leave the venue.