Scarborough Mere is a natural lake in the Weaponness Valley, in Scarborough. Formerly measuring 40 acres in area, the construction of the York and North Midland Railway line from York to Scarborough bisected the Mere in 1845. Due to that and other factors, including drainage and landscaping, the surface area of the lake is now approximately 16 acres.
In the 20th century, the Mere was a popular tourist attraction owned by Scarborough Corporation, with rowing boats, a café and putting green. There was also a miniature Spanish galleon, the Hispaniola, which made trips across to a Treasure Island where holidaymakers could dig for Doubloons. Unfortunately drhedging and maintenance of the lake decreased, and the increased silt & weed meant that waterborne activities stopped.
The Mere is now part of the Oliver’s Mount Country Park, and is managed by the Scarborough Mere Angling Club as a fishing lake, with the southern end used by waterskiers.
The fish available to catch are:
Roach to 1lb+
Rudd, Bream to 7lb+
Tench to 10lb
Carp to 34lb+
Pike to 30lb+
The Yacht lake is restocked with approximately 700lb stock a year.
To get a pass please call 01723507588
Day ticket on the bank.
For an additional £3 you can fish an extra rod (Only on main lake and ski pond, not yacht pond)
Membership Senior £45
Intermediate £15 (age 16 to 18)
Night permit £25 for Scarborough and surrounding area Anglers only.