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3.2 acres in size
Postcode CW7 2PX 

For What 3 words directions please click above











Bailiff; Bert Reid 07875 707208

This water requires a close season Sticker to fish during the closed season April / May each year

Please take care on this water, some of the banks are very steep, and the water is 12 foot deep at one rod length out in some places,

at its deepest it's up to 60 foot deep

Fishing is allowed from the marked areas only and half the banking is closed to angling.

The Day Swim is now closed from 09/02/21 due to unstable ground.

If in doubt contact the bailiff. 
Access to Marton hole is from Whitegate station car park, Walk along Whitegate Way from the far end of the car park for about 250m, you will see a gate on the right with a WDAA Padlock attached, open the gate and follow the footpath across the field to the lake and across a field.


A key for the car park is available. and a Seperate key is required for the Field gate

If you intend to arrive or stay after the gates are closed, but you must get a WDAA car park permit from the bailiff, so the the station staff can identify cars that will be staying after the gates are closed.

This water requires a close season Sticker to fish during the closed season April / May each year.

Night Fishing: Up to 48 hour fishing is allowed

requires booking on the night booking page  page as spaces are limited

please book two nights if you intend to fish 48 hours

Current Fish Stocks at Marton Hole


 Plenty of wiley Carp to around 40lbs

Tench up to 10lbs

Perch up up to 4lbs

Some chub up to 6lbs 

There are a few Grayling

and an odd Brown Trout or two present. 

Nothing is small in this pool !

Martin hole is a very special lake and it’s in a quiet peaceful location… ever it’s far from easy to fish there  is about a mile walk from the car park and the swims are down steep banks.

The lake is approx 3 acres and is full of snags …..make sure your using strong line and hooks as most of the fishing is ‘locked up’ to snags ….locking butt grips are a must if u don’t want to loose your rods !!!!

This small but very deep lake i would have to rate it as ‘super hard’.

But the prizes here are special with the ‘leather’ the jewel in the crown.

Dave Mallin.

Here are some of the fish that Dave has caught from the Hole











Marton Hole
MH Carp
CArpm MH

In the past the water was used as a game fishery and was stocked with trout and grayling. However when the water was taken on by WDAA the fishery could not be netted successfully due to its depth so it is believed that offspring of these game fish may still exist.The water also contains quality specimen sized chub, tench and perch and is well known for it's very large and very wary carp which go to over 40lb .Marton Hole on has half a dozen pegs around one side of the pool, as the other side is very steep and prone to landslides . The walk  to the pool is well over half a mile each way, but the quality of the fish makes it well worth the effort of a serious angler.

Marton Hole was created over a hundred years ago by the collapse of land being mined below it for salt.

Rumour has it the local farmer at the time jumped across a small hole in the morning walking down to tend his herd and on his way home that evening at the same spot Marton Hole had appeared! During the years
from 1863 to 1882 the hole eventually grew to its present size and depth. 
It is fed by a stream but has no outfall and for this reason in the winter the water can rise by as much as 2 feet. In the summer when the temperatures rise and evaporation occurs the water drops and a sheer drop, in some places 12 feet one rod length out! 
It must be pointed out that Marton Hole can be a dangerous place to fish. It is remote - so raising the alarm could be difficult. It has sheer drops on two sides which due to its sandy nature is also susceptible to landslips. If that isn't enough, the water has a sheer drop not that far out down to 55 and 60 feet. It is about 300 yards across. 
For safety reasons unaccompanied juniors are not allowed and senior members should always try to fish in pairs.

Fishing is entirely at your own risk.

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