Our 12-acre lake with depths that run from 4ft - 13ft is stream fed, so there is no need to worry about these depths diminishing during droughts or long periods of extreme hot weather.
There are 4 different specimens of Carp in the lake, many beautifully scaled, including full Linears, as well as some stunning Commons and originals with beautiful markings.
We rest our waters during the winter months from November until April so as to add nutrients, rest the carp and make sure they are all in superb condition for re-opening at the start of the season. We also take 2 further breaks during the season to destress the carp (hopefully after spawning), and during the main heat of the summer.
We have 6 fully equipped pegs with an average 2 acres of water for each angler. The lake has 2 aerators and 4 bubblers which give excellent oxygen levels, but also help identify the boundaries for each swim.
The swims are located on both sides of the lake and for this reason is very popular with group bookings.
The lake is mostly snag free apart from the occasional boulder or carp hole, as many previously unknown snags were removed at the last vidange in January 2021.
As at the start of the 2020 season, all swims now have cabins with single beds and mattresses for the comfort of our anglers.
Pegs cannot be pre-booked unless a lake exclusive booking agree their pegs in advance. A draw will take place when all anglers have arrived, however pairs of anglers will always be drawn together.
In 2020/2021 we excavated a small 'baby' stock pond for us to rear our own stock. We also have a larger stock pond where the carp continue their growth before being transferred to the main lake.
We have a maximum of 6 anglers per week. These can be individuals, pairs or full groups.
No, only our bait can be used. The bait we have selected is through years of trialling and sourcing baits with the correct nutritional balance for the welfare of our stock.
Yes, you can bring any of your preferred flavours.
Nuts are not allowed.
Keep it simple - Helicopter, Ronnie, German or simple hair rigs all work well.
Size 6/4 hooks are recommended – Barbless hooks only.
Generally 3 to 3½ oz leads. If you're in a swim next to the dam wall (pegs 4 or 5), 4oz leads.