Coarse Fishing

The Great Lake in the picturesque Park at Blenheim Palace provides an exceptional setting for coarse fishing from a boat. The coarse fish are Tench, Bream, Roach, Perch, Carp and Pike. All fish must be released alive back into the lake. Fishing is available from a boat only, and the season runs from 23rd June - 14th March.

The NEW SEASON will be available to book online on Thursday 26th April. Bank fishing is not available. There is no hire equipment or bait shop on site, so please be sure to bring everything you need for a day of fishing. Please note that predator fishing for Pike is from 1st November to 14th March.

There are 16 boats available.


The Coarse Fishing will be CLOSED on the following inclusive dates for the 2018-19 Season.

16th – 22nd June  Nocturne
2nd September   Classic and Supercar Show
28th September – 2nd October  Half Marathon   
12th November – 6th January  Living Crafts & Christmas Light Trail 


We would also like to inform you that there will be a Children’s Summer Camp being held between 6-17 August 2018 and as these activities are close to and on the lake (canoeing), there will be some noise.

There is a family cycling day within the Park on Sunday 19th August 2018, therefore early arrival at 6am is preferable in order not to be delayed.

To see other events please go to our Events page:

Boat size Price per boat
One person £28.00
Two people £36.50
Three people £38.50

Please download and read the brochure before booking a boat. If you have any queries please call 01993 810520.

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Coarse Fishing
Coarse Fishing



Health and safety

Life jackets should be worn by all fishermen hiring a boat. You can bring your own or there are two provided in the compartment on each boat.

If you use our lifejackets we ask you to return them to the bag where they came from and store them in the same place for the next user.

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Once a boat is booked and paid for there can be no refunds. However, we may be able to change the date of the booking provided that advance notice is given at least five days beforehand, subject to availability (small admin fee applies), with exception of the first two weeks of the season. 

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