We have 71 pegs over our 5 fishing lakes. They present anglers with a variety of fish which will challenge but also reward in equal measure, we recently restocked all our lakes making them even more interesting. Our Mamhead lake received many carp, bream and tench whilst Powderham pool now has a good stocking of Tench and so should not disappoint.
Mamhead – Lake 1
Mamhead Match Lake has a high stocking density and as the name suggests is aimed at match and pleasure fishing. There are 26 well spaced platform pegs with the lake divided by a small channel and 3 islands.
Carp are the mainstay with hundreds of fish present. They range in size from 1lb up to 15lb+. The average size being 4-5lb at present. The lake has been restocked over the last 3 years with carp, bream and recently (november 2019) with tench a new species for the lake. There is a large head of Bream with 4-5lb fish common and we also added several hundred 1-2lb fish in March 2018 to boost the Bream stocks.
Perch thrive in the lake, feeding on the large Roach shoals a number of 3lb+ fish reported in 2019. The Perch are largely neglected and the lake could possibly do a monster fish! Shoals of Roach with individual fish to 1.5lb some rudd and some Roach/Bream hybrids are also present in the lake.Although not everyone’s favorite there are huge Eels present with fish over 4lb reported in 2019
Every Thursday from April 1st to September 30th a weekly residents match takes place on this lake 10:00 to 15:00
Powderham Tench Pool – Lake 2
Powderham Tench Pool has been created to cater for those anglers who like to catch fish other than Carp and may also like to put together a net of fish. This pool is the only one on site where keepnets are allowed outside of matches and pleasure anglers can put together a net of fish.
It’s a small intimate pool with 9 platform swims and features including floating islands, reeded margins and lily pads. Depths are very variable so plumbing up is a must with some spots going to 8ft.
The pool contains a good head of tench to 3lb+ including some golden tench and a large head of crucian carp.Bream go to 5lb+, golden rudd to nearly 2lb, roach 1lb+, Perch, Eels and the odd small rogue carp. The pool has a maximum line breaking strain of 6lb and heavy carp tackle is not allowed.
Ashcombe Pool – Lake 3
Carp are the dominant species in Ascombe Carp Pool with fish from 2lb – 20lb+. There are 9 platform swims and lots of features to fish to. Extensive reedbeds, bull rushes and lily pads all feature on this pool making great fish holding spots. There are mirror, common, leather and ghost carp present all to specimen size. There are several ghosties some upper double figures residing in the pool and can often be seen cruising in the warmer weather. Whilst there is a large stock of small carp present there are also 40+ good doubles to low 20’s in this pool. There are some Bream to 5lb+ and the odd Tench 4lb+. Lots of silver fish present roach, rudd, skimmers and big perch to 3lb+.
Luscombe – Lake 4
Luscombe is set up as a dedicated specimen Carp lake with the stocks being managed to give the fish the space and diet to grow on and reach good specimen weights. The silver fish are being netted out to allow the Carp space and to help with the oxygen levels in what is quite a shallow lake. There are 15 platform swims. A large reed bed holds fish down the shallower end of the lake but the biggest feature on this lake is the margins. In the summer months you will find the fish tight to the edge. The Carp stocks have been added to in 2017 with 36 hand picked fish all weighing double figures up to nearly 14lb finding a new home in the lake. 33 of these fish were mirrors 3 of them commons and all of them absolute stunners! The Carp stocks in this lake go to 24lb with 4 different 20lb+ fish recorded in 2019. There are lots of high doubles including the odd Ghost Carp and with the signs that the fish have been putting on weight we are hoping a few of the big doubles will make 20’s this summer. A minimum 34” size landing net and a large beanie style or cradle unhooking mat is required when fishing this lake. Minimum line breaking strain 10lb to fish this lake.
Trusham – Lake 5
Trusham is our lowest stocked lake there are around 80 specimen carp present. The carp run to just over 30lb with a good head of 20lb+ fish. This intriguing little lake has 10 platform swims, an island with a big overhanging willow and reeded margins. It is a challenging lake with the carp never being far away, they can be tricky to catch but the rewards are high with big mirrors, commons and ghost carp all present.
A minimum 34” landing net and a large beanie style or cradle unhooking mat is required when fishing this lake. Minimum line breaking strain 10lb to fish this lake.
Luscombe and Trusham Lakes are for adult ticket holders only.
No pole fishing is permitted on Luscombe and Trusham Lakes