There are two council run fishing ponds in the area:

  • Hardwick Heath, Bury St Edmunds
  • Newt Pond, Haverhill - closed

Following advice received from the Environment Agency the no fishing policy at the Newt Pond will continue through September, this is to ensure the fish continue to recover through the last of the warmer weather.

We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.  The situation will be reviewed at the end of September when a further update will be provided.

You will need a permit to fish in these ponds. To apply for one you will need your 12 month rod licence number and including the junior rod licence for children age 13 to 16 years of age. The 12 month permit covers both Hardwick Heath and Newt Pond and costs £13 for an adult and £6.50 for children under 16 years of age. Ensure that you read our angling regulations.

You can apply for a fishing permit online or you can download a fishing permit application form  to print and send to the address shown on the form.

There are also a number of private lakes where you can fish, visit Go Fish for more information.