We are very privileged to have 8 on site lakes at Messingham Sands Fishery spread over an extensive 56 acres set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings . All lakes are highly stocked with quality fish of varying species. There are a further 3 off site lakes (Johnson's Fishery) that are also set in picturesque surroundings which we support.

All of our lakes have been designed to cater for or all types of anglers, from top-flight match anglers, dedicated club anglers, specimen anglers and pleasure anglers of all abilities. All of our lakes have a wide variety species of all sizes to suit the aspirations of all our anglers. Our pleasure and specimen lakes hold carp to over 30lb and catfish to over 60lb with also a good head of silverfish, smaller carp and other species available. Our match lakes are renowned for their prolific sport with large weights of both carp and silverfish caught all year round.

For more information about each of our lakes, please scroll to the sections below or click on the menu to choose a lake.



Day tickets are available on three separate lakes. All day tickets lakes are reserved solely for the pleasure angler, guaranteeing available pegs at all times.

For more information on day ticket fishing please see our Day Ticket Fishing page.


Match bookings are available on 5 separate lakes, each full of fish and all have something different to offer. All of our match lakes can only be fished in pre-booked or open matches.

No practise or pleasure fishing is allowed. We feel that by restricting these lakes to matches only, the use of the lakes are preserved, generating larger weights for our match anglers all year round.

If you wish to book a match with us please get in contact with us and we will do our upmost to accommodate you for the dates you require. For more information on match bookings please see our Match Bookings page.


Our 2 syndicate lakes are renowned for their picturesque settings and the diverse fishing experience that they provide to our syndicate members. With carp over 30lb, catfish over 60lb and a large stock of roach and bream, our syndicate lakes cater for anglers of all abilities.

Our Membership runs from 1st April to 15th March each year and we offer all existing members the opportunity to renew their membership for the following season before opening it up to new members.

Membership numbers are tailored to ensure that both of our lakes are never overly busy, but equally never empty.

For more information on the syndicate membership we offer, please see our Syndicate Membership page.