Dishley Pool is a large, open waterbody situated to the north west of Loughborough with a circular path around the pool.

It is popular with local residents including dog walkers and runners and is home to various wildlife.

The pool is also used for angling which is managed by the Loughbrough Soar Angling Society.

The pool is fringed by mature willow and alder trees and the area is particularly good for bird watching. It also offers visitors several places to sit, enjoy the fresh air and be amongst nature.

Fishing is prohibited in the wildlife area to the eastern bank.

Car parking

There is a small car park by the Derby Road Playing Fields (LE11 5FJ) that is locked at dusk.

Blue-green algae

Visitors to the site are being advised to stay away from the water as it's suspected toxic 'blue-green algae' are currently present at Dishley Pool. Visitors are also being reminded to keep dogs on a lead.

The algae should subside in the next few weeks.

Membership & Fishing Permits

Fishing at Dishley Pool is managed by the Loughbrough Soar Angling Society (LSAS). Membership of LSAS is open to any member of the public. Alternatively season and day tickets are available from the following tackle shops and must be purchased before you go fishing, no tickets are sold on the bank.

  • Netbuster's Carp and Coarse Unit 1 Waterside Court 34 Lisle St Loughborough Tel 01509 260610
  • Soar Tackle 6 Market Place Kegworth DE74 2EE 01509 670436
  • Bennetts Angling Stores 9 Market place Mountsorrel LE12 7BA 0116 2302818

The 2019/20 membership/ticket prices are:
Adult £40 OAP £20 Junior £5 Day ticket £5 (no concessionary rate)
A full winter permit is available from December the 1st for £18, no concessionary winter permits are available, this also allows you to fish LSAS canals until June the 15th

Further detail on the Loughorough Soar Angling Soicety can be found on their website.

Last updated: Mon 10th July, 2023 @ 12:09