Lake click here for a map
Chestnut is 3 acres in size with two islands with a cast of 18-40 meters, abundant marginal vegetation providing 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.
The lake has a large head of Carp with a good mix of both mirrors and commons in the 5–10lb bracket. For its size Chestnut has a very large number of double figure fish to over mid twenties and anglers regularly catch large numbers of double's in a single day session.
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 recent feature at Chestnut ‘ after 12 hours fishing and 29 fish I had to go home as I was exhausted, what a fishery'.
For the pleasure anglers visiting Chestnut or those wishing to target some of our other specimens the fishery has a large head of Bream to 7lb, Golden Tench to 6lb, Roach and Rudd to 3lb, Crucians and hugh Perch to over 4 ½ lb.
Bookings can be made throughout the year and can be for
either the whole lake or a section
can be pre-booked. (Max. 25) Keepnets will be provided. Please phone to check avaiablity on 01462 701865 between 7.30 and 5pm daily. Cost per peg is £10.00.
Chestnut's Open Matches (Pole only) run throughout the year. We also run a very popular Silver fish Winter Pairs League from November to March and a Summer League from May until the end of July. For both events pre-booking is essential.
Please phone to 01462 701865 to book in.
Please note Keepnets will be provided.
Fishery Opening Hours
1st March to 30th November 7am - 9pm or dusk which ever is earlier,
1st December to 28th February 7.30am - 5pm