There are a number of public coarse fishing waters in Wirral.

An ‘Environment Agency Rod Licence’ will be required to fish the venues listed below and can be purchased online on the Environment Agency website or at a Post Office.

Buy an Environment Agency Rod Licence online

Due to the hazards of lakes and ponds, junior anglers should be accompanied by an adult.

Find coarse fishing venues in Wirral

Birkenhead Park

A separate angling permit is required alongside the Environment Agency Rod Licence to fish the lakes in Birkenhead Park. Day ticket or annual memberships can be purchased from the Visitor Centre or bailiff at the lakes.

Permit prices

  Day ticket 12 month permit
Adult £3.50 £25.00
Disabled and over 65s £2.50 £15.00
16 years and under £2.50 £14.00

Angling at Wallasey Central Park and Captain’s Pit

Wallasey Community Angling is part of The Friends of Central Park, and in partnership with Wirral Parks and Countryside manage and maintain the fisheries at Central Park and The Captain's Pit.

Any money from memberships, donations and fund raising is used to ensure the future of both lakes. 


Membership is for one year and can be purchased in the Walled Garden Café in Central Park or online.

  12 month membership
Adult £10
Concession (over 65 or in receipt of Universal Credit or disability benefits £5

12 to 16 year olds

Under 12s can fish for free providing they are accompanied by a paying responsible adult