All Lonsdale's Waters were established from ancient clay workings some going back 150 years.
All of our five lakes contain a bounty of different species carp, tench, roach, pike,chub,perch & crucians.... and each has its own personal character. Fishing at Lonsdale Park is exclusively for our residents, making it that little more private and special but fishing is already inclusive in the price. We introduce each unique lake below, if you require any more information about our lakes please don't hesitate to contact us.
All Lonsdale Park's accommodation with the exception of The Arches Caravans benefit from their own private pegs just a few yards away. An idyllic four-and-a-half acre water lined with reeds and lily beds, Lonsdale Lake is an angler's dream.
Brimming with superb quality fish, mirrors and commons to 30lbs, exceptional ghost carp to 30lbs-plus and grass carp to 20lbs-plus, Lonsdale also offers superb tench fishing with specimens averaging 5lbs and many fish going to around the 10lbs mark.
The roach and perch fishing is excellent with perch around the 2lb mark, the biggest being recorded at 4lb 7oz. The roach fishing is recognised as some of the best in the country.
Residents match weights well over 60lb are not unusual, many fish being above the 1lb mark. Lonsdale Lake's fish stocks are managed by large Pike to well over 30lb.
As with all Lonsdale Park's waters Deer Lake is a mature tree lined pool. The long arm by Lonsdale Lake forms part of the original clay workings. The spur at the far end was dug in 2001 and offers a change in character, providing reeds, lillies & shelter for both fish & wildlife. Totalling 1.5 acres, this tree shaded mysterious pool haunted by monster tench & carp as well as quality roach, chub, perch & crucians. A haven for float anglers - but don't be surprised if you encounter the occassional crucian!
Perfect for the specimen hunter, Reed Mere is a former nature reserve of two-and-a-half acres and features many secluded reedy bays which hold specimen carp to over 30lbs, as well as abundant specimen tench, perch, roach and large pike and a catfish. Good head of leviathan pike, making it an ideal winter fishing location.
An ideal stalking lake, Reed Mere is a haven for wildlife. Of particular interest to carp anglers are the eight fish which were bought from a syndicate and which are related to 'Clarissa', the 44lb common carp with which Richard Walker established a new British record in 1952. It is not unusual to fish Reed Mere and not see another person all day.
A lovely two-acre lake abounding with features, The Arches offers exceptional carp and tench fishing with the average carp in the high doubles and a number of 'Old Warhorse' commons and mirrors.
In addition there are also some fairly heafty specimen pike to 30lbs plus outstanding roach and perch with some of the perch going to a fine 4lbs. Now reserved exclusively for residents, a spell on The Arches is highly recommended and very convenient for those staying in The Arches Caravans.
Hidden away amongst the trees at the far side of Lonsdale Lake is the smallest of the Lonsdale Park waters, the three-peg Birch Lake. A small but well stocked pool which is ideal for novices and children, Birch holds abundant carp to 4lb as well as good stocks of tench, roach and gudgeon.
At a quarters of an acre in size and only three-feet deep, it holds nothing bigger than 10lb to 15lb and is usually float fished with maggots. Because it has a clay bottom it is usually very coloured, which often makes bright baits more effective. Don't dismiss this small pool in the past it has produced match winning catches in the high teens.
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