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Badshot Lea Ponds


Big Pond

This has been a popular mixed coarse fishery for many years and is now gaining a well deserved reputation as an excellent Catfish water. Badshot Lea Big Pond

Fish stocks:

  • Roach to 2lb
  • Grass Carp to 18lb
  • Carp to 23lb
  • Koi Carp to 15lb
  • Bream to 12lb
  • Tench to 8lb
  • Catfish to 28lb
  • Perch
  • Rudd
  • Eels

Small Pond

This is a four-acre lake originally developed as a match fishery and its high density of fish make it an easy water. A session on the Small Pond is a treat for anyone who likes to see a bend in their rod whatever their experience. In fact the carp bite so fast and furious that only one rod is allowed or needed.

Fish stocks mainly:

  • Carp from 1-14lb
  • Roach to 1.5lb
  • Bream and Tench to 4lb
  • Rudd
  • Perch

Further information

 See also the map of the Valley