• On arrival
    Visitors that arrive after 10am must sign in at the shop. If the gates are locked, please park your car and continue on through the side gate. For anglers arriving after 4pm, please notify a member of staff or phone prior to arrival.

    Note that takeout food can be ordered off the bank at 10am. We take club bookings however large or small.

    Rod prices are £6 for one, £10 for two. Our other specimen lake is Kestral fish size up to 18lb no more than 2 rods per person Day ticket £10.00,12hour night ticket £15.00, 24 hour ticket £20.00 The Vineyard Lake is Specimen Fish up to 30lb plus,members only membership is £50.00 Then a day ticket is £10.00 a 12 hour night ticket is £15.00 and a 24 hour ticket is £20.00
  • The history of the lakes
  • "Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints" - Seattle, Chief.
  • How it all Began Set at the foot of the vineyard and restocked several times throughout the year, we've been welcoming anglers since 2008.

    The precast concrete pegs used were originally part of a railway found when the lakes were dug out, these are ideal because they keep you level and don't rot.

    With six lakes, browse our guide below to see which suits you.
  • To stop water eroding the banks, pipes are fitted throughout every lake with drainage pipes coming off the lane to help feed the lakes in dry periods.

    Netted in 2015, the lake now holds specimen carp up to 18lb
    Kestrel Lake
    Being a specimen lake, to accommodate the lake the valley's side had to be dug out, relocating clay to level off the area. Only when the lake was filled could we then check if the levels were correct and fit the overflows.
  • Osprey Lake Our forth, Osprey Lake is our match pool with an island, 44 pegs and a variety of fish such as Roach, Perch, Crusian Carp, Gudgeon and 10lb Carp.
  • After the diggers left, the rough ground had to be broken down into fine tilth for grass growing.

    Using the tractor and power harrow to the spread and cover the seeds, a special mix of grass, clovers, borage (for the bees) and wild flower were used.
  • In 2006. . .
    With planning permission already passed, we marked
    out and started digging. Realising the lakes would be
    founded on bolder clay,we knew sealing wouldn't be a problem.
  • Hawk Lake
    With the planning under-
    way, we moved onto the Hawk Lake.

    By this time the weather turned and rain was filling up the dig.
    Forced to split the lake in two, we invested in a 20 ton dumper to relocate the clay from one end of the valley to the other.

    Long and narrow, this lake holds our Tench, Bream, Chubb and Barble.
  • Eagle Lake
    With 22 pegs , the Eagle pool is our third lake.
    Stocked with Silver fish, the pool is ideal for beginners.
  • Pheasant Lake
    With an oval shape, the Pheasant lake lies beneath rustic British woodland hosting Crusian Carp, Perch and Roach.
Lake Description
Vineyard New for specimen Lake for 2015 full of magnificent carp specimens see facebook Buzzards Valley Fisheries or ring Indie 07792 064811 members only £50.00 then £10.00 for day ticket one night ticket = 12 hours £15.00 then a 24hour Ticket £20.00
Kestral Holding the larges specimens, you'll find fish such as Ghost Carp weighing up to nearly 15 pounds plus.
Hawk Long and narrow, this lake holds our Tench, Bream, Chubb and Barble.
Osprey This our match pool with an island, 44 pegs and a variety of fish such as 10lb Carp, Roach, Perch, Crusian Carp and Gudgeon.
Eagle With a mixed variety of Silver fish, this lake is perfect for beginners and has 22 pegs.
Pheasant With an oval shape, the Pheasant lake lies beneath rustic British woodland hosting Crusian Carp, Perch and Roach.
Rules, Reguations and General Rules
  • Anglers must reel in if they leave their peg.
  • A current EA license is required (anglers over 12 year old).
  • All fish caught are to be returned and landed by a landing net.
  • All under 16's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • All anglers must keep to footpaths provided.
  • No Alcohol is allowed on site.
  • Please report any cases of injury to a fish or wildlife to a member of staff.
  • We would ask all anglers to take rubbish home or place into the wheelie bins dotted around fishery or at both car parks.
  • No littering.
  • Disinfectants/Dip tanks are at the bottom of the parking area and are not to be mistaken for litter bins.
  • All nets, mats, weigh slings; anything that comes into contact with the fish must be dipped into the chemical dip tank.
Tackle and equipment
  • Each angler must have suitably balanced tackle, unhooking mat, landing net and disgorger at all times.
All lake rules
  • Maximum of two rods per person.
  • No braided line.
  • Barbless hooks only.
  • Minimum main line of 8lb on carp lakes.
  • Minimum main line of 3lb on all other fishing lakes.
  • All fish must be returned using a net.
  • When returning the fish to the water in a net please allow enough time for the fish to recover before releasing it.
  • You must carry and use a good quality barrel type disgorger.
  • Do not pull a deep hook free – in most cases this will be fatal to the fish.
  • Anglers must reel in if they leave their peg.
Handling, weighing & photography
  • Hold the underneath of the net to hold fish to disgorge.
  • If it is necessary to hold fish, use wet hands ( never a dry towel).
  • If photographs are being taken – Hold the fish low over a soft padded prewetted unhooking mat.
  • Fish should be held low to the ground over an unhooking mat.
  • Fish must be weighed only in a WET sling, knotless weigh bags or 'purses'.
Bait restrictions
  • We have a liberal policy on bait's and methods, however the following are not allowed:
  • No tinned Cat or Dog meat, Cat or Dog complete.
  • No floating baits.
  • No nut based baits.
  • No joker.
  • No artificial or plastic baits.
  • No blood worm.
  • Sweet corn, Hemp, Luncheon meat, Bread and ground bait in moderation only.
Fish welfare is our top priority. Anglers found to or in continuous breach of any of the rules may be at the discretion of the staff and be asked to leave the complex with no refund.

Our fisheries bailiff will be on site most of the time. If you should need to contact the bailiff for any reason, his mobile number is 07792 064811.

Concessions/OAP

These rates are included on lakes except Kestrel and Vineyard:

All £5.00 per day, from Monday to Friday only.