Kingslake has seven well stocked lakes, catering to all tastes and abilities with plentiful carp in double figures with the record this year being 21lbs. Two Tench lakes with a record of 6lb 1oz. The lakes and islands are sheltered by trees and shrubs. The areas around the lakes are regularly mown to create lawn-like paths for ease of access and to add to the beauty of the scenery.
Main Carp Lake – This carp lake is situated in a valley surrounded by woodland on three sides. It is in a very sheltered location, with trees and plants around the banks. There is a small island in the lake and varying depths to add interest to the fishing. The lake is well stocked with carp up to approx. 20lbs ( although fishermen have reported seeing larger! ) The swims are easily accessible with mown grass paths around three sides and a wide stone path along one side. The lake fishes well for most of the year with a variety of baits – low oil carp pellets, luncheon meat, worms and most basic baits. (ground bait not permitted).
Kitchen Lake – A Carp lake lies 70 yards from the cottages with woodland around two sides affording a sheltered environment for fishing and an idyllic view. This lake has an island and is the oldest and deepest lake. Carp up to around 16lbs have been caught in this lake.
Tench Lakes – One tench lake is situated in front of the smaller lodges and is easily accessible with mown grass paths around the edge. The lake is very well stocked with tench up to 6.1 lbs. and will give any fisherman hours of fun with plenty of catches. The lake extends to around threequarters of an acre with varying depths and an island. The second tench lake ( Kingfisher ) is in a more secluded spot beyond Woodpecker Lake. This attractive lake is sheltered by trees, it has an island, lily pads, irises and plenty of other vegetation with deer grazing close by.
Mixed Lake – The mixed lake is over 1 acre in size, with varying depths. The lake is sheltered and surrounded by woodland. Many water plants can be found around the edges, which provide an attractive environment for the fish and fisherman. The lake is stocked with a high density of fish, which include carp, bream, tench, roach, dace and crucian carp. This lake provides excellent fishing for all ages and abilities and can be fished throughout the year. The paths around the lake are mown weekly and are flat and easily accessible. With over fifteen purpose built pegs there is plenty of space for everyone. Recommended baits: Bread punch, maggots, luncheon meat and sweet corn. Tench: Sweet corn, luncheon meat and maggots.
Woodpecker Lake – These lakes were created in October 2006. Planting was started during the winter and the lakes were stocked during the Spring and Summer 2007. The lakes were opened for fishing in March 2008 and have proved to be very popular with catches reported of up to 150lbs of fish in a day. This lake has carp up to 16lbs. Fishing platforms extend into the lake and the lake has islands, ledges, shallow and deep areas to add interest for the fish and the fisherman. Sheltered by woodland on one side. The lakes can be accessed by walking through the wood or by following the grass track from the camping area. There is a smaller stock lake at the top of the camping field which is well stocked with carp and fairly easily accessible – this gives fun fishing for all the family.