Brenkley Pond

Carp Tench
Fishery Information
Brenkley Pond
Seaton Burn

Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 6
Fish Species
Carp Tench Crucian Carp Orfe
Fishery Video
Fishery Information

Brenkley Pond, nestled within the Blagdon estate, offers a serene and picturesque setting that transports visitors into a natural paradise. The journey begins with a walk along a wooded path, where birds flutter above and rabbits scamper away, creating a sense of being on a nature trail. However, it is the sight of sunlight dancing on the tranquil waters that reveals the true beauty of Brenkley Pond.

As an old estate lake, Milkhope, located within the Blagdon estate, is a dream come true for any angler. Surrounded by woodlands teeming with vibrant flora and fauna, this waterway carries a sense of history and charm. While fishing is not a requirement to appreciate the magnificence of this pond, it is worth noting that it is home to a variety of species traditionally found in estate lakes.

Watch in awe as Golden Orfe and Ide gracefully glide across the water’s surface, playfully chasing each other beneath the lily pads and encircling the three islands at the center of the lake. As you quietly observe, you may catch sight of carp breaking the surface, their backs arching as they snatch flies or bits of bread, continuing on their leisurely journey. Suddenly, the water comes alive with the energy of tench, their robust bodies and distinct red eyes, foraging in the shallow waters, filtering nourishment through their gills. And if you’re fortunate, you may witness the golden flash of a crucian carp as it rolls on the water’s surface, adding to the enchanting spectacle.

Brenkley Pond, with its harmonious blend of natural beauty and captivating wildlife, invites visitors to immerse themselves in the wonders of this historic and mesmerizing world.