Fishing at
Ruislip Lido



Fishing is permitted at Ruislip​ Lido from 16 June to 14 March.



An Environment Agency rod licence is required to fish the lake. Fishing rules apply.



Fishing is only permitted from the designated wooden fishing platforms. More info.

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Fishing at the Lido

Fishing is permitted at the Lido from 16 June to 14 March. You will need an Environment Agency rod licence as it is required to fish the lake. Fishing rules apply.
It is only permitted from the designated wooden fishing platforms.

It is not permitted to fish from:
the dog beach
outside the Waters Edge pub
the main beach
the boathouse
from the bird feeding platform

More info

All anglers must have a National Rod Licence. Licences are checked on a regular basis and all fishermen are advised to ensure they have their licence with them; failure to produce a valid licence means they will not be able to fish the water.

The fish content in the Lido consists of large shoals of Bream, Perch, approximately 20 carp and average size pike. There is no fishing for pike during the summer season. The pike fishing season commences 1st October every year.


Fishermen are not allowed BBQs or fires on the banks and no boats must be used. No fishing is allowed from the beach or from the area between the pub and the boathouse (where most of the wild life congregate).

For the full rules and regulations relating to fishing, please study the notice board situated on the boathouse.

Something for the whole family

More to Explore at Ruislip Lido

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Planets Walk

Starting with the Sun, opposite the new boathouse, you will see each planet in order, from the Sun on this interesting walk.

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Introducing the newest addition to the Lido, which includes a community room that is available to hire.

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Fishing is permitted from 16 June to 14 March. A licence is required to fish the lake, and fishing rules apply.

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Feeding birds & ducks

There is a designated wooden bird feeding platform area for this activity on Willow Lawn. Please only feed birds from this location.
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Outdoor gym & running

For our fitness fanatics, there are plenty of areas for visitors to run and cycle (no official track) and an outdoor gym for anyone to use.
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Woodland Centre

Discover the past and present of the Lido and Ruislip Woods. Including conservation and traditional woodland crafts.

Get In Touch



Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY