Fleet Pond

Fleet Pond is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire and the nature reserve has 141 acres of varied habitats

Free parking
Buggy accessible
Wheelchair accessible
Signposted walks
Picnic area
Viewing platforms
Interactive app


Fleet Road A3013, Fleet

Closest postcode: GU51 2RT

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Fleet Pond is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire and the nature reserve has 141 acres of varied habitats. The surrounding land features heathland, woodland, reedbed and marsh, and is home to many species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers. Fleet Pond is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and holds a prestigious Green Flag Award.

The area is managed by the Hart District Council Countryside Ranger Service in partnership with the Fleet Pond Society which provides generous support to the countryside rangers as well as offering exciting volunteering opportunities for the local community.

Features include:

  • 1km walk unsurfaced
  • 3km walk unsurfaced
  • 4km walk unsurfaced
  • licenced fishing
  • interactive app


Top 10 species found at Fleet Pond:

  • adder
  • grass snake
  • slow worm
  • cuckoo
  • reed warbler
  • snipe
  • goldcrest
  • teal
  • common whitethroat
  • noctule bat

Interactive app

Fleet Pond has its own interactive app thanks to the Fleet Pond Society. The app includes trails, a map, points of interest, a gallery and additional information. You can access the app on Apple or Android.

Apple link to the Fleet Pond Society app

Android link to the Fleet Pond Society app

Fishing and boat permits

Fishing season is now CLOSED and will re-open 16 June. 

Once the season reopens you will need a rod licence from the Environment Agency to fish at Fleet Pond. You will also need to complete the fishing permit application form to acquire one of the permits listed before visiting the site.

Make sure you have your rod licence and fishing permit with you when you visit the site, ready to show the rangers when asked.

Please read our Fishing and Boating policy for full details of the regulations at Fleet Pond.

Please be aware the process time for fishing permits is 1 - 2 weeks.

Fees for permits

To request a fishing permit please complete the application form. Please have your Environment Agency rod licence ready. You will then receive a confirmation email with payment instructions, before then being forwarded your printable permit. 

Type of fee 2023/2024 2024/2025
from 1 April 2024
 Season boat permit £36  £37
 Season adult £25 (16+)       £26 (16+)     
 Season family ticket £29 (1 adult 2 children)   £30 (1 adult 2 children) 
 Season concessions £13 (under 16 and Blue Badge holders)  £14 (under 16 and Blue Badge holders)
 Day ticket £9  £9