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Posted 13th May 2020

Coronavirus Update

As you will all be aware the government relaxed a lot of rules, one being to allow fishing venues to open and anglers to return to the sport they enjoy. Because of the type of venue Sherborne Castle Estate is (they are classified as a Ticketed Venue) they are bound by the rules and guidelines laid down by the government and as such are not allowed to open their grounds to the public. This means that the main entrance gates will remain locked. Anglers, Season Ticket Holders and the paying public are still not permitted to enter the Castle Grounds. We know this is extremely disappointing to all our members who enjoy fishing the lake but Sherborne Castle Estate is our Landlords and we are bound by their rules and the rules they imposed on our angling club. As soon as Sherborne Lake is open to anglers it will be posted on our website. We thank all our members for their patience and understanding and hope that we will all be fishing this venue shortly. 


Posted 1st April 2020

Coronavirus Update

Following the Prime Minister’s Announcement on Monday Night of the 23rd March Banning non essential travel and social gatherings, Sherborne Castle Estate have followed these rules and Closed entry to the Castle grounds to all members of the public and this includes Y&SAA anglers wishing to fish Sherborne Lake. Y&SAA apologies to all its members for any inconvenience caused but will trust that its members will understand that this is out of our hands and for the safety of all concerned these rules must be strictly adhered to.

Hopefully this will soon be over and normality can return and Sherborne Lake will be open once again to all our members.

Thanking you all again for your patience and understanding and stay safe.

Posted March 2020

High Wind Speeds at Sherborne Lake

To clarify to our members when Sherborne Castle Estate closes the lake to anglers to fish due to high winds and when the estate is reopened please take note of the following.

1.     If the BBC Weather App is forecasting wind speeds of 40mph plus  the estate will be closed to all anglers etc that day and will remain closed until the wind speeds forecast on the BBC weather app are below 40mph for the next complete day.

2.     A risk Assessment will be undertaken on the day the wind speeds forecast are below 40mph by Sherborne Castle Estate and as long as they are happy to reopen, anglers will be able to enter the estate to fish after 10:00am that day.

3.     Directly before making your journey to fish Sherborne Lake always check the BBC Weather App for high winds.

4.     If in doubt don’t fish and please observe the rule regarding no angler is to contact the estate.

Posted August 2019

Sherborne Castle Estate Risk Assessment 

All Sherborne Lake Members. Please read and understand the Risk Assessment Document produced by Sherborne Castle Estate. This can be found by clicking on the Venues tab then Lakes.


Posted March 2019

Lake Closed to Anglers during High Winds

In the event of High Winds Sherborne Castle Estate will be closed to all members of the public for their own safety due to the possibility to falling trees and branches.

This means that the lake will also be closed to all anglers.

High Winds are classified as winds of 40mph and above.


Guideline to Stop Spreading of Disease

To safe guard our fish stock and reduce the risk of transferring disease from one water to another, the most effective way of counteracting this is to ensure all nets, weigh slings, unhooking mats, Boots and Clothing etc are completely dry before use. All anglers fishing our waters must comply with this so that we can keep the spread of disease to a minimum.


Guest Tickets

Guest Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Membership Secretary (Richard Cattle).

His Contact Details are provided in the current fishing licence.





- 11/01/22
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