Brickyard Pond is a very old and mature clay pit of about 8 acres, surrounded by trees. Consequently there is a thick bed of silt over much of the bottom.
The pond is split down the middle by a band of reeds although fish can migrate between the two areas. Depths fall off quickly from the margins and are generally between 10ft and 15ft. There are two sunken roads, about 10ft wide, created during the excavation of the clay, which have little or no silt on them. They are around 7ft below the surface. There are also some clay features and bars in the second pond. In recent years several work parties have resulted in vast improvements to the fishing stances and paths. Ongoing maintenance aims to ensure that this fishery will continue to develop.
Stocks of fish include some large bream (fish to over 13lb caught in 2016), pike over 20lb, roach and rudd over 1¾lb, and a few years ago two different common carp in excess of 33lb were present. Mirror carp over 40lb have also been caught in the past but it is thought these fish perished some time ago. Over the winters of 2010 and 2011 an additional 35 young, fast-growing carp averaging 8lb were introduced bringing the stock up to around 40 fish. Also, in late 2014, the venue benefited from the introduction of a further 22 carp weighing between 6-8lb. The existing bream stock consists of about 30-40 large fish, with fish over 10lb regularly caught in April and May by those who target them. The fishery also once held a few large tench, but these do not appear to be caught nowadays and it is presumed most have died. However, an electro-fishing survey along the reedy margins in 2013 revealed the presence of numerous small tench. It is planned to introduced a stocking of mature tench in the future along with some additional bream.
Access is via Broomfleet village, past Blue Lagoon and along the road adjacent to the Canal. Cross over the bridge and turn immediately left. Do not drive towards the brick factory under any circumstances or use this private road as access to Tilery Lake. Security gates are fitted at the entrance to this site with our combination lock number is printed on the permit. It is essential members ensure the gate is locked after entering and leaving. After entry through the gate drive to the end of the track (with the Canal on the left and a pond with submerged trees on your right -Danny Nalton’s Pond).
Standard Members 5am – 10pm
A Class Night Permit 10pm – 5am
Stock / Size
Bream, Carp, Roach, Perch, Pike, Rudd, Eels / 6 Acres