Smart Waters

Thank you to Brian Smart for inspiring this page. Smart Waters is here to provide easy access to information about disabled-friendly fisheries in the UK. We welcome info from fisheries, fishers and fishing clubs for the benefit of disabled fishers everywhere.

– The Fishing Mugs Team

Disabled-friendly Fisheries in the UK

Ladybower Fishery

Ladybower Fishery in Hope Valley, Derbyshire (01433 659712)

Ladybower has boats “that are superb” and a dock platform.

Ledeyatt Fishery

Ledeyatt Fishery in Dundee, Scotland (07494 656636)

Carsington Water Fly Fishery

Carsington Water Fly Fishery, Ashbourne (01629 540478)

Carsington has ramp boats.

Swillington Park Fishery

Swillington Park Fishery, Leeds (0113 286 9129)

Swillington has 2 or 3 carp lakes but only 1 for disabled use.

Lawfield Fishery

Lawfield fishery in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire (01505 874182).

The fishery is upgrading its platforms for disabled access and work will be complete for the opening of this season.

Lake of Menteith

Lake of Menteith has two boats suitable for disabled anglers (01877 385664).

Woodburn Trout Fishery

Woodburn Trout Fishery in Milton of Campsie has a platform that is wheelchair-friendly (07888 758709).


There’s also a lot of great information on the Tweedbeats (01896 848271).

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Accessibility Fishing

Ladybower Fisheries Accessibility service is dedicated to offering support to individuals or groups with a wide range of disabilities to experience the freedom of the open water, using our adapted pontoon and boats in the heart of the Peak District. (07585 335143)

British Disabled Angling Association

A great source of information for disabled anglers of all ages. Inclusive Fishing Opportunities For Disabled People. Specializing in: Fisheries Access audit consultation Introduction to angling events Angling buddy scheme Platform designs Adapted angling Accessible fisheries guides Disability & access awareness (01922 860912)

Calling all fisheries and fishers. Do you have information about disabled-friendly fishing in the UK? Let us know so it can be added to this page. Let’s help out our fishing mates. Send your info here and many thanks: Contact