Temporary suspension of fishing due to avian flu now lifted at Langford Lakes:

In October/November, we had to temporarily pause fishing at Langford Lakes during an avian flu outbreak, since this activity involves interaction with the water, often in close proximity to where birds gather and where droppings and feathers will collect. We also needed regular access to our river and lake for our staff and boat to look for and collect dead birds. We apologise for the impact this had on the fishing community around Langford Lakes.

Fortunately, we can now confirm that no dead birds have been found at Langford Lakes for more than 30 days. 30 days without any fatalities is the period government guidance provides for as giving the “all clear”. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that fishing can be reinstated with immediate effect. However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. In the case of another outbreak, fishing may need to be paused again. 

Whilst the risk of avian flu remains high in the UK, we are still urging visitors to our reserves to take extreme caution and follow the rules listed on our Avian Flu page. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Please check our Avian Flu page for the latest information. 


Did you know that you can fish at our Langford Lakes nature reserve? We offer coarse fishing on Brockbank Lake and fly fishing on the River Wylye. 

Coarse Fishing on Brockbank Lake 

Day Fishing

Day tickets are available for the Brockbank Lake, they cost £10.00 per day and only two are available each day and they must be booked in advance. 

Fishing is from 08:00 until 1 hour before dusk.

For more information please contact Steve Webb on 07850 796636 or [email protected] 

Night Fishing 

Currently, the Night Fishing Group at Langford Lakes is closed as we have a long waiting list. To express an interest in adding your name to the waiting list please contact Steve Webb on 07850 796636 or [email protected] 

Fly Fishing on the River Wylye 

The Wylye is one of England's finest chalk streams. This two-thirds of a kilometre stretch is part of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Langford Lakes Nature reserve and provides fishing for wild brown trout in spring and summer, and grayling in summer, autumn and winter. A great place to relax in the tranquil surroundings! 

We aim to manage the river as a sustainable wild fishery. The fishing is 'catch and release' only, and no stocking takes place. Instead, conditions for wild fish are encouraged. 

The fishing is often challenging where there are low branches, which are part of the habitat for fish and fly life. Access is best afforded by wading but beware of a few deep hollows. 

There is a syndicate on the river but day tickets are available. The river fishing is organised by Fly Fishing specialists Aardvark Mcleod and they can be contacted at www.aardvarkmcleod.com