This is a former commercial fishery on farmland near to Arley Hall. There are two ponds on site, a ‘figure of 8’ lake and a small, deep horseshoe-shaped pit surrounded by trees. The Figure of 8 pond is quite weedy and there are around a dozen pegs to fish from. This pond is shallow at generally 3 to 4 feet deep. The pond contains good numbers of small tench, crucian carp, roach and rudd. These are easy to catch on simple pole or float rod tactics using maggots or bread for bait. It is worth taking a weedrake to rake your swim, as this will clear the Canadian pondweed, and induce the fish to feed. There are also some large ghost carp that can be seen cruising around, these can be caught on floating baits or sweetcorn / luncheon meat. Use adequate tackle though, because they head straight for the weed when hooked.
The second pond is behind the main pond, through a gate and across the field to the group of trees ahead. Please keep the gate closed to keep the sheep out. There are 5-6 available pegs, but the water is very deep so children should be accompanied. Stocks are roach, perch, bream and carp to around 8lbs. Maggots and bread work well on this pond.