Shepherd Port Fishery is a members-only fishing venue that offers a Silver Membership for access. The fishery has a few specific rules and regulations in place, including the prohibition of keepnets on Bear Lake since August 2009. Night fishing is not allowed, and junior anglers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by someone over the age of 14.
When entering the fishery, please be aware that there is a height barrier of 2.21 meters (7 feet 2 inches) at the entrance. Day tickets are not available, but weekly and annual permits can be obtained at the Beach Club located next door to the fishery.
The development of the site was made possible through a partnership with the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), who provided assistance and financial support. In return, the RSPB benefits from a car park, while the Association overseeing the fishery gains access to three lakes. Two of the lakes are owned by the Association, while the third is leased from The Sandringham Estate.
The location of Shepherd Port Fishery offers not only fishing opportunities but also the chance to appreciate the local wildlife. If the fishing conditions are not ideal, visitors can enjoy sightings of various bird species, including Red Kites, Marsh Harriers, Kestrels, and Barn Owls.
The fishery consists of three lakes: Queens Lake, Shepherds Lake, and Bear Lake. Queens Lake is home to species such as roach, carp, and bream. Shepherds Lake offers similar species, including rudd, tench, and chub. Bear Lake is predominantly a carp fishery, and anglers can expect to find roach, rudd, and tench there as well, providing entertaining fishing opportunities using methods like the waggler or whip.