Carp Venues in the UK & France
Selby Three Lakes was originally dug over 80 years ago, lake 3 became the main carp lake with lakes 1 and 2 being the coarse lakes. In 1992 the decision was taken by the owners and bailiff to create one whole lake out of the three there. 4 cut outs were dug to create the one lake of 12 acres in size. After being a syndicate lake Selby then reverted back into a day ticket water and was quickly established as the North's premier day ticket and to this day it is still held in that regard.
The fish in Selby can only be described as true warriors and each one has its own individuality. With an estimated stock of 15 over the 30lb mark, around 100 over the 20lb mark and in the region of 150 good doubles this isn't a runs water by any stretch of the imagination, but at the same time it shouldn't beat you up too much. Fish come out regularly but like anywhere there will be blanks along the way to the big ones. The named fish are the ones that most want to catch so keep your eye out for the likes of The Male, The Beast or Clarence. Have a look at the gallery and you will see most of the named ones in here to wet your appetite for the possibilities ahead.
Gordon Fowler is the Fisheries Manager of the lake and has a knowledge of the lake and area which only comes with putting the time in and learning the water, and having put 4 nights in a week for over 9 years in the past there is no disputing his experience and knowledge of this unique and feature-rich water. Should anybody need any advice or help be it with fishing or directions then do not hesitate to contact him (number on contacts page).
Finally enjoy your fishing at Selby, please adhere to the rules, make sure you book for night fishing and don't forget to send us the photos and details of your catches, tight lines.
All fishing must be booked before arriving at the lake. It is advisable to book at least a week beforehand as the lake can get busy during the summer season. Should you be doing a last minute session then still phone to make sure that the lake is available.
Contact Details for booking : Gordon Fowler, 07818 092420
For website and general enquiries please email Alan at [email protected] and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please note that I CANNOT take bookings or confirm swim availability via the website, these must be made through Gordon Fowler
For those who know Selby, enter Selby on Bawtry Road A1041. Pass the cattle market on your left hand side and you will immediately see the new housing estate on the right, take a left turn signposted Selby Three Lakes Industrial Estate. The lake is situated along the right hand side of this road. Parking is located immediately on the right in the car park with the sandwich van.
For those with Sat Nav, type in the address below and follow the route:
Selby 3 Lakes
Selby, North Yorkshire