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Lake Pochard Holiday Lodges

Walters Lake

Waterside Café

at Ridgway Lakes

There are two superb fishing lakes to choose from.

Walters Lake is a purpose built commercial Match Lake that has been established 9 years and has now matured into an ideal pleasure and match fishery.

Lake Pochard is a 10 acre specimen hunting lake well stocked with both Mirror and Common Carp some of which are very large, weighing in at over 30lb.

Please note that anyone fishing in fresh water in England and Wales,  must have a valid Rod Licence.  Rod licences are only available from The Post Office and can be bought online or in person at the Post Office.

Walters Lake

A purpose built commercial Match Lake that has been established 9 years and has now matured into an ideal pleasure and match fishery.

The lake, approximately 3 acres and consisting of 4 lanes with a total of 73 pegs, has been designed in such a way that every peg fishes towards an island and hedge planting has divided the pegs into 2’s. Even on very busy days it seems as though you have your own little lake.

The fish stocks have come on a storm, mostly Carp between 5-8lbs with some fish in low doubles.  There is also a good head of Tench to 7lb+ and Bream to 8lb+ with some lovely Roach and Rudd up to 1½ lb+.

In 2013, match weights were spectacular with many weights of over 300lb and a lake record weight of 446lb caught in May. When the Carp go a bit quieter in the winter months, the silver fish have a chance to show themselves more and we have had several match weights of 30-40lbs of Roach and Skimmers, even in the depths of the winter.

The venue opens at 7am with fishing until dusk in the summer and 7.30am until dusk in Winter (Nov-Feb).

Tickets are available from the on site 60 seater café (open seven days a week) which offers a wide selection of home cooked meals, the famous All-Day breakfast and hot and cold drinks.

Please book in a the Waterside Café BEFORE starting to fish and please make sure you are aware of, and comply with the fishing rules for Walters Lake.

 

Lake Pochard

Lake Pochard is a 10 acres Specimen Lake for exclusive use of residents staying in the Lake Pochard Management Ltd holiday lodges. The lake is well stocked with both Mirror and Common Carp and some 12 fish are well in excess of 30lb, with at least 5 over 35lb. In September 2013, Lake Pochard had its first 40lb+ Carp!

The lake is very weedy and this can prove quite challenging at times but would still not be classed as a hard venue.

The lake is in the process of being re-landscaped and this will then offer some swims with a more intimate and interesting form of fishing than is offered at the moment. When the work is completed more quality stock will be added to the already 60+ fish.

A limited number of day tickets are available, on a 24hr basis with a maximum stay of 3 days.

Tickets can be purchased from the café and are bookable on arrival, subject to availability.

Fishing must not commence before your check in time of 3pm and your swim must be vacated on your departure day by your check out time of 10am.

Please book in at the Waterside Café BEFORE starting to fish and please make sure you are aware of, and comply with the fishing rules for Lake Pochard.

 

Walters Lake Fishing Rules

Day tickets must be purchased each day before taking a peg

  • One rod / pole only
  • Barbless hooks only
  • Maximum hook size 10
  • No braided hook links or line
  • No fixed leads, method feeders or hair rigs
  • Fishing off platforms only (not off grass)
  • No extension platforms
  • No wadding or swimming allowed
  • No floating baits or feed
  • No boillies or nuts
  • No cat or dog food
  • No feeder floats
  • No feeders fished on pole
  • Keepnets only to be used in matches
  • Maximum 80lb of fish per net (approximately 13 carp)
  • No silver fish in same net as carp
  • No children under 14 to be left unsupervised at any time
  • No radios or bite alarms
  • No dogs
  • No fires or BBQ’S
  • All litter must be taken away
  • All unused bait must be taken away
  • All fish must be returned into lake caught from

Match organisers are responsible for their members fishing to both our and NFA Rules.

Failure to comply with any rules may result in you being asked to leave.

The legal bit – Lake Pochard Management Ltd will not be held responsible for the loss of tackle, personal injury or damage to cars sustained by any anglers or observers

Lake Pochard Fishing Rules
  • 2 rods only
  • Fish numbered swims only
  • Strictly no fishing on Lodge bank
  • Barbed hooks only
  • No tether rigs
  • No fish to be retained (no sacks)
  • Unhooking mats must be used at all times
  • Rods must not be left unattended
  • No bait boats
  • Minimum 15lb line
  • No braided main line

Failure to comply with any rules may result in you being asked to leave.

Please book in at the Waterside Café BEFORE starting to fish

 

Fishing News

Rock of Jurassic Age

Read all about our Septarian Nodule on display now in the Waterside Café. Click on Blog on the Homepage menu.  

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30lb Carp on Lake Pochard

Reg’ Howell braved the stormy weather in February and caught a 30 lb 12oz Mirror Carp and a 21 lb Carp on a single overnight session on Lake Pochard.

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