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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 lake at 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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Winter League Match - Sunday 26th February

Thanks to all those who turned out in the cold to fish the 4th round of the MAC Winter League. Thank you to Jan for carrying out admin duties. Results as follows:

1. Alan G - 7lb 11oz

2. John W - 4lb 14oz

3. Clive L - 3lb 11oz

4. Stuart J/Phil K - 2lb 5oz

5. Ged S - 2lb 3oz

6. Bob M - 0lb 5oz

Final round of the Winter League will be on the 26th March. Neil Allen on behalf of MAC

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Match Dates

  • Marazion Angling Club Winter League Matches
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 26 Mar
    Saint Erth
    26 Mar, 09:00 – 15:00
    Saint Erth, St Erth, Hayle TR27, UK
    From Oct 30th 2022, Marazion Angling Club will host a series of 'silver fish' matches to be known as the 'Winter League'. The series will comprise five individual matches to be fished under the club’s 'silver fish' match rules. Click details for more info and match dates.
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Match Rules

All Those Participating in MAC Matches Should Read These Rules

MAC Silver Match Rules

MAC Carp Match Rules

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St Erth Lake Peg Upgrades

Rebuilt Pegs & Stabilised Banks

Peg Upgrades

Out with the old!

Our fishery manager Jan has been leading work parties throughout 2022 to stabilise the undercut banks and upgrade the pegs at our St Erth Lake. Coil rolls have stabilised the banks throughout the lake, the old rotten timber and materials were removed and new timber and surfaces have been installed.


The Improvements

In with the new!

I think you'll agree that the transformation has been dramatic and the St Erth lake now has brand new pegs with flat, stable, spacious and solid surfaces to fish comfortably from. Big thanks to Jan and all the members involved for this sterling work, which has upgraded our venue to make it safe and sound for all into the future.

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New Fishery Manager


Jan Bowden

At the 2022 AGM, Jan Bowden officially became MAC's fishery manager and will look after the venue on a daily basis to make sure the fish and venue are cared for, check day tickets and membership and generally be on hand to provide advice and occasionally a little bit of tuition based on his years as an experienced carp angler. If you've any questions at all about the venue, Jan's the man!

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EA Survey

Water Testing, Fish Ageing & Habitat Surveying

Anglers at our venues may occasionally notice that some surveying work is underway. This won’t affect access or angling in any way, but we feel it is really important to understand more about the environment and habitats at our venues.

The Environment Agency have requested a 3 year fishery plan and Julian has volunteered to help with compiling this. So far, he has been water testing at both lakes, taking scales and measurements of fish for ageing, plus detailed surveying of the invertebrate populations. The aim is to create a baseline of data about the lake, to help the committee make informed decisions when considering stocking levels and water quality. The process may also enable the club to access future support from the EA.

Julian has now taken scales from 96 fish at the venue and the Environment Agency have analysed these and published the first report. Click on the Read More button to download this first report regarding the age of the fish in the lake.

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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

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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 £7 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. See below for additional rules regarding night fishing.

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 (2023):

£70 Per year

£60 OAPs / Disabled

£60 Out of county anglers

£40 Students (16-19)

£25 Juniors (under 16)

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

  • For specific rules relating to MAC matches, please see the match rules section. All anglers intending to take part in MAC matches must read these rules beforehand.

  • All members should read the MAC Members Documents including the Members Code of Conduct, MAC Risk Assessment and MAC Work Party Risk Assessment that can be accessed at the bottom of this website.

  • 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 anglers must be either over 18 or accompanied by an adult if under 18.

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. From 2022, day ticket anglers can also fish this lake if accompanied by a club member. 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.

Do I have to be a member to participate?

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MAC Members Documents

On becoming a member, please read the documents below ...

Members Code Of Conduct

MAC Risk Assessment

Work Party Risk Assessment

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