Fishing at Chestnut Pool

Simon Crow  


Lake click here for a map

Chestnut is mature 3 acre carp lake with two islands. Abundant marginal vegetation provides good holding areas for many species. Depths vary between 4ft and 6ft with various lakebed features, such as hard gravel areas and soft clay. 

There are 20 swims from which you can directly cast to the islands and 8 corner swims which are very popular for anglers wanting peace and quiet, these are very good areas for bigger specimens.
Carp Fishing
The Lake has a large head of Carp with a good mix of both mirrors and commons in the 10 – 20lb bracket. For its size Chestnut has a very large number of upper double figure fish to over mid twenties and anglers regularly catch large numbers in a single day session.

In February 2018 we boosted our stock of 20lb plus fish with some stunning specimens from Fishers pond, this stocking along with the removal of 1000’s of lbs of silver fish, means it won’t be long before we have our first “30”
Night Anglers tend to get very little sleep at Chestnut with runs coming thick and fast even in the colder months. To use a quote from Carpworld's Simon Crow on a feature at Chestnut ‘ after 12 hours fishing and 29 fish I had to go home as I was exhausted, what a fishery'. 

Coarse fishing
For the pleasure anglers visiting Chestnut or those wishing to target some of our other specimens the fisheries famous Golden Tench go to 7lb, Roach, Rudd and Crucians to 3lb plus and huge Perch to over 4½ lb. 

Club Bookings
We no longer take Club Bookings or hold open Matches. 

Fishery Opening Hours
1st March to 30th October 7am - 9pm or dusk which ever is earlier,
1st November to 28th February 7.30am - 5pm 

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