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Carp Venues in the UK & France

St James Lake


Open season: 1st March to the last day of February.


St James Lake is situated within a park of approximately five acres on the southern edge of Brackley and is approximately three acres in size. It is a man made water created by Anglian Water Authority in 1977 as a balancing lake for the new residential development of Brackley. The fishing privileges to this water were granted to The Brackley & District Angling Club in 1978.


The lake's classification is that of a mixed coarse fishery with a healthy stock of bream, roach, rudd, tench, crucian/hybrid carp, perch, pike, chub, gudgeon, and crayfish. There is also a good Carp population with Common Carp from 5lb to 26lb. Mirror Carp from 4lb to 26lb. Linear Mirrors and Leather Carp up to 20lb.


This lake bed is largely of uniform depth. The deepest point is around 6ft, with an average depth of 5ft and steep margin drop-offs. The main feature is an island lined with willows towards the eastern end of the lake, although the lake also offers plenty of reeds and overhanging trees to enhance its marginal activity.


The lake is open to members of the public who exercise their dogs, feed the ducks and geese or just wish to enjoy the wildlife and scenery.


There is a full match programme throughout the season to cater for all different types of angling and The Club operates a junior fishing club during the summer months and tuition days for complete beginners of all ages.


There are special rules and tackle requirements for those wishing to Carp or Pike fish, as fish conservation and fish care is paramount to this Club and the membership.


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Postal Address (Not St James Lake address)

Club Secretary, Brackley & District Angling Club, PO Box 10, Brackley, Northants, NN13 7YN



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