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Marazion Angling Club

Coarse fishing in an idyllic Cornish setting

Marazion Angling Club manage 2 coarse fishing lakes in West Cornwall with the main lake in St Erth offering fantastic coarse fishing in a woodland setting by the side of the River Hayle. The lake is heavily stocked with a wide variety of species including roach, perch bream, F1s, crucian carp and a huge stock of mirror and common carp up to 20lbs. Our smaller (members only) lake in Plain-An-Gwarry contains a big stock of small silver fish plus tench and crucians and it's ideal for young anglers learning the sport or those preferring hectic sport on light tackle.

For more info on our prices and fishery rules, see the FAQs below.



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Christmas Match

Match Report from James Carter:

"Well done to all those who attended the Christmas Match. It was really well attended and great to see lots of banter coupled with some good angling, in what was not easy conditions.

The results were …

1) Sean D 14lb 4oz

2) Barry Little 10lb 3oz

3) Nigel Pepperell 9lb 3oz

4) Ged Strachan 7lb 6oz

5) James Carter 6lb 7oz

6) Neil Allen 6lb

7) Dean R 2lb 8oz

8) Kevin Williams 2lb

9) / 10) Bob C and Dawid M DNW

Lots of prizes were given at the end of the match to everyone who attended and lots of banter was had by all"

It’s been a great year for matches at MAC and the next match will be at the small lake, near Marazion on the last Sunday of January. More details to be posted closer to the event.

The next two end of month matches will be on the small lake near Marazion and from March onwards, we will return to the main lake at St Erth for an all fish count match. We then kick into our Spring / Summer Schedule.

A big thank you to the Committee and all the volunteers for letting the matches go ahead and all the hard work that they do to keep the lake in such a good order.

Prizes were kindly sponsored by Chris at Newtown Angling Centre in the form of Sensas Pellets, which was greatly appreciated. Also a big thank you to Jim who kindly dontated prizes for all those who weren’t in the money, a very kind gesture. Happy Christmas to you all and Happy New Year from all at Marazion Angling Club.


Match Dates

  • Silvers Match
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 30 Jan
    Saint Erth
    30 Jan, 09:00 – 15:00
    Saint Erth, St Erth, Hayle TR27 6HJ, UK
    Silvers match held on the last Sunday of the month at the St Erth Lake. See below for more details.
  • Summer Carp Matches
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 13 Mar
    Saint Erth
    13 Mar, 09:00 – 15:00
    Saint Erth, St Erth, Hayle TR27 6HJ, UK
    Carp matches take place on the second Sunday of every month and they're nail-biting as the biggest fish wins, so the match is still alive right up to the final minute! Click RSVP for more info
  • Summer Silvers Matches
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 27 Mar
    Saint Erth
    27 Mar, 09:00 – 15:00
    Saint Erth, St Erth, Hayle TR27 6HJ, UK
    Pit your wits against members and non-members (day tickets available) in our 5 hour matches on every last Sunday of the month

New Aerial Footage!

Our innovative bailiff and crafty carp catcher, Jan has just made another great capture with this amazing aerial footage of our St Erth venue using his drone



Prices & Rules For Our Fisheries

Where is the St Erth lake?

Our main club lake is tucked away down a single track road in St Erth called Little Mill Lane, which is a left turn just before the river bridge when approaching from the A30 side of the village. The postcode for the fishery is TR27 6HJ. Please bare residents in mind and keep your speed to 10mph down this track. Keep following this track until you reach the car park at the end.

How much is it to fish?

Day tickets for our main lake at St Erth are just £6 and are available in shop hours from:

- Newtown Angling (on A394 south coast road between Marazion & Helston)

- West Cornwall Angling (Penzance)

- Anglers Den (Hayle)

- St Erth Village Post Office

Fishing is only permitted with either a valid day ticket or membership card

How do I become a member of Marazion Angling Club?

As our lakes are relatively small venues, membership is limited. For availability enquiries, message our Facebook Group or email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can to inform you whether season tickets are available, or if not, whether you'd like to be added to our waiting list. 

Membership Prices (2021):

£70 Per year

£60 OAPs / Disabled

£50 Out of county anglers

£30 Students (16-19)

What are the fishery rules?

  • All anglers must have a valid Environment Agency rod licence

  • Day tickets for our St Erth lake are valid from dawn 'til dusk

  • Fish from existing pegs only

  • If the lake is busy with anglers opposite, do not cast beyond half-way out into their water

  • Maximum of 2 rods per angler 

  • All hooks must be barbless and no bigger than a size 8

  • Max of 12lbs line (but carp anglers should use a min of 8lbs in Summer when fishing near lilies)

  • No leadcore, leaders or braid mainline and carp anglers must use safe rigs

  • Max of 1 kilo bait per day session

  • No surface baits, no nuts & no cat or dog meat

  • No spinning, jigging, live or deadbaiting and no lures

  • All carp anglers must have an unhooking mat and a minimum of 36" specimen landing net

  • No rods to be left unattended

  • No carp sacks, fish to be retained only as long as it takes to weigh and photograph the fish

  • No fish to be removed or stocked

  • No carp to be put into keep nets

  • No fires or BBQs

  • No drugs or alcohol 

  • No loud radios or speakers (use headphones if necessary)

  • No littering and do not discard line on the bank. Please report any lost gear in the lake

  • Respect all our fish, birds and all wildlife at our lakes

  • No dogs or dog walkers round the lakes

  • The bailiff's and committee reserve the right to ask people to leave if they fail to abide by these rules and persistent offenders will be banned.

Is night fishing permitted?

From 1st August 2021, night fishing is permitted at our St Erth lake for members who have purchased a night fishing ticket in advance from Newtown Angling at £5 per night. Only 4 members may night fish at any one time with a maximum stay of 48 hours in any one week. Night fishing is only permitted from the 6 double swims (pegs 1&2 / 4&5 / 13&14 / 15&16 / 17&18 / 20&21) and the surrounding path must not be blocked by bivvies or equipment. Do not night fish from pegs 22 down towards the car park as the bank is too narrow. To avoid disturbing local residents who live on the access lane, do not drive down the lane after dark and no food deliveries are permitted.

Is there access for disabled anglers?

Yes there are 2 specially designed flat pegs at the entrance to our St Erth lake that are for use by disabled anglers only. There are also allocated car parking spaces for those with blue disabled badges right by the fishery entrance gate.

What other facilities are there?

At our St Erth lake there is a portaloo toilet by the entrance gate with hand sanitisers. Please think of other users when using this facility. There is a generous car park for anglers. Please park sensibly and avoid blocking others or entrance to the lane or fishery.

What are the best methods?

Carp anglers should try the productive margins or around the lily and reed beds with small patches of bait. Float fished prawn is popular with our perch anglers with bread, maggot, pellet and corn effective for most species.

Where is the Plain-An-Gwarry lake?

Club members can also fish our smaller lake at Plain-An-Gwarry. The entrance to this lake is situated behind a padlocked gate midway along the single track road between Marazion and the caravan park by Friendship Woods. Members will be provided the code and further info on joining the club.

What events do Marazion Angling Club run?

Marazion Angling Club hold regular matches on both of our lakes and we will post dates and further info on both our coarse and carp matches here and on our Facebook page. Members are also invited to help with our weekly work parties on Saturday mornings and the club AGM is open to members to attend in the Star Inn pub, St Erth.