The Main Lake is a good example of a balanced ecosystem; our native fish are growing to very good sizes, with Pike just under 30lbs, a number of Carp (Common, Mirror, Linear, Leather and Ghost) up to 40lbs, Tench at just over 10lbs and Roach, Golden Rudd and Perch over 2lbs.  These fish have spent their whole lives in the main lake and/or in the breeding ponds nearby.  

We only stock with our own home bred fish. Good quality 18mm boilies on a hair rig catch the carp; the lake is full of features and its best to cast towards any of them, and sit quietly and wait and hope that your luck is in. Ask the bailiff, Andy to show you where the most recent hot spots are. What he doesn't know about the lake is probably not worth knowing. Ask him nicely and he may show you the dozens of big carp that he has caught and if you are lucky he will tell you how and where he caught them. Tench are regularly caught over seven pounds, they like sweet corn, sweet flavoured boilies and lob worms. Fish to the bubbles. The Perch, Rudd and Roach abound with bread maggot and luncheon meat doing the trick.

This lake is open all year round for coarse fishing but closes for pike from 1st April to 30th September.  All day tickets can be bought on the bankside.

The Pike are best caught on fresh dead bait, the largest of which have been caught on mackerel and sardine, the bigger the better. 


Day Ticket Fees

  • £15 1-3 rods After 4pm. £10  
  • Juniors (under 14) £10