Carp Venues in the UK & France
Bonfire Lake Bonfire Lake was created in 1994 by way of back-flooding a large valley and as a result the environment remains totally natural being surrounded in the main by lovely woodland. An impressive lake of some 5 acres with a large island and varying depths from 3' down to 15', Bonfire Lake was stocked with more than 500 Carp following construction, of which over 300 were particularly nicely patterned Mirrors with large plate scales and a large number of which were fully scaled Mirrors. The rest were made up of around 150 Common and 40 Ghost Carp. In addition to the Carp, Bonfire Lake also supports some excellent Tench and some quite outstanding Perch, some of which now exceed 4lbs!!! The size of the Carp now range from about 2lbs upwards. The average is 5-7lbs but many are now well into double figures and are growing quickly. WILLOW TREE LAKE - A most attractive lake of some 2.5 acres, again with an island and having a depth of up to 16', which is our specimen lake. Willow Tree Lake was completely down drained during the early part of 2003 to enable us to clear the bottom of all snags, improve the present swims and banks, and at the same time to remove a large quantity of Rudd which were starting to effect the growth rate of the Carp. Willow Tree Lake now contains around 50 specimen Carp, the largest proportion of which are fine Mirrors, some being fully scaled, together with a number of superb Ghost Carp. Many of the Mirror and Ghost carp are around or into their twenties and some are now approaching their thirties including one specimen Ghost Carp which is pictured here on this website. Our longer term strategy for this Lake is to stock it with additional, high quality fish as and when they become available, and to feed the current stock heavily to enable them to increase growth rates, with the result that Willow Tree will become an outstanding large Carp water
The Day Ticket Prices for Members are listed below:
Day Ticket (dawn until dusk) - Bonfire Lake only - £7.50 for Members and £10 for Guests accompanied by a Member.
Night Fishing will selectively be permitted for MEMBERS ONLY (although the Society does not encourage this facility) at a cost of £10 for Bonfire Lake and £15 for Willow Tree Lake per night ticket.
PRE-BOOKING OF ALL FISHING WILL BE ESSENTIAL.
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VISIT TO THE LAKES, THEN PLEASE RING RICHARD,
OUR FISHERY MANAGER, ON