Woodhall Lake, Stanningley

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Woodhall is a small lake on the boundaries of Leeds and Bradford, which BCAA leases from Leeds City Council. The lake contains a mix of species, including some carp and pike, but we do not yet have any certain information. If you can help us, then many thanks!

BCAA is working with Leeds Council and other partners on a grant bid for funding for significant works to restore the lake in the medium term. Existing intentions are that this will include de-silting, partial cut-back of the willows and reeds, and the addition of crucian carp and other species.

Anglers should note that Woodhall will continue to be a public park and open to public access. Anglers’ behaviour must therefore be impeccable so that it does not harm BCAA’s reputation or result in loss of the lease. In particular, do not leave any litter or discarded line or other tackle. If anglers experience any problems from other park users, then please alert the Committee so that Leeds Council can be informed.

Rules applying on this fishery are:

  1. One rod only may be used at a time.
  2. Only lead-free and non-toxic weights and shot are allowed.
  3. No spinning.
  4. No keep nets.
  5. No night fishing.
  6. No fishing from islands or boardwalks.
  7. Anglers with a disability have priority use of the dedicated platform.
  8. All other coarse fishing season rules apply, per the current yearbook.

FISHERY DETAILS AND ACCESS

The nearest postcode for SatNavs is LS28 7TT.

This fishery lies on the western side of Woodhall Lane, Stanningley, which runs from Calverley to Bradford Road (from the A6120 Ring Road to Bradford City Centre).

From the A6120, turn onto Bradford Road towards the city centre and at the first traffic lights take the left lane, to turn right down the side of the Army Barracks along Woodhall Lane. The lake is on the right about 350m from the junction. Alternatively, the lake is on the left as you come up Woodhall Lane from Calverley, 350m before the junction with Bradford Road. Park on the roadside at the entrance to the park.

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