Pittville lower lake is one of the finest places to go fishing in Gloucestershire: eels, dace, pike, roach, carp, bream and sardines all have been caught here (and thrown back to swim again). You can get the best possible access to the water’s edge thanks to four fishing platforms and two specialist stations for use by disabled anglers.

(If you are planning on giving fishing a go, all anglers are required to have an Environment Agency rod licence, which can be obtained from the Post Office or online at A day permit or season ticket can then be bought from the Boathouse)