Willow Lake is a former gravel pit of some 6-7 acres that has been established as a specimen carp fishery since 1992.

In recent years, the fish have grown steadily in weight and many anglers have smashed their personal bests at the venue. Much of the current stock (of around 150 carp) are derived from the original stocking in 1988 of 1-2lb fish. Today, around 80% are over 20lb with many upper twenties and 25-30 fish over 30lb, including  four over 40lb. The present lake record stands at 44lb 4oz plus.

With the on site retail shop due to close on the 1st November 2018, booking for night fishing on both Willow lake and Vermuyden lake will be switching to an online booking system.

Alongside the online booking system, you will be able to still book via telephone (01487 841858) on the first Monday in February every year. All telephone bookings will have to be paid for during the booking.

Willow lake will continue to be closed during January, February and March each year. The online booking system will open for bookings from the 2nd Monday in February every year.

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    • 7 anglers maximum on this lake
    • £30.00 per night
    1. All anglers must be off the lake by 11:00am on the day of departure
    2. No arrivals before 11:00am on the day of arrival. You can begin fishing from 1:00pm.
    3. All under 16′s to be booked in by a responsible adult
    4. No under 14′s without adult supervision
    5. E.A rod licence’s must be produced on request
    6. Strictly no parking on the hard standing near the bungalow at any time.
    7. Strictly NO LITTER please ensure your swim is CLEAR BEFORE commencing fishing. All litter must be taken home
    8. No braided mainline
    9. Barbless or micro barb hooks only
    10. Minimum line strength 12lb
    11. Carp Mats: For Willow lake Carp Cots ONLY or mats with sides PLEASE NOTE: Beany mats will NOT be allowed
    12. Carp Mats: For Vermuyden lake the minimum size mat must be 36″ X 24″ Beany type strongly preferred
    13. Minimum landing net size 36″
    14. No peanuts or tiger nuts
    15. No sacking of carp
    16. Maximum 2 rods on Vermuyden lake – Maximum 3 rods on Willow lake
    17. No bait boats
    18. No lead core
    19. No non angling guests unless by prior arrangement
    20. No dogs
    21. No rods to be left unattended at ANY time and YOU MUST NOT BE MORE THAN 30 METRES FROM YOUR RODS AT ANY TIME
    22. STRICTLY NO TAKE AWAY’S TO BE ORDERED AFTER 6.30PM AS ALL TAKE AWAY DELIVERIES TO BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO 7.30PM
    23. No vehicular access to swims on Willow lakes drove bank at any time.