The Tench Lake

At a glance

Open today:

7:00am - 7:00pm


1½ acres approx.


3 - 7 feet

Main species:

Carp, Crucian Carp, Grass Carp, Perch, Roach, Rudd, Tench

Other species:

Bream, Chub, Eels, Pike

No. of swims:



Gravel bottom, silty areas, reedy margins, deep margins, overhanging trees & shrubs, island, lily pads

About the Tench Lake

This page was last modified on 17th August 2017

The Tench Lake is the 'jewel in the crown' a peaceful, tranquil lake of around 1½ acres, typically 6-7 feet deep with a couple of deeper spots and some shallow margins. It has an island and many bays, the 'back bay' holds a fine head of Grass Carp, and many super-fit hard fighting Carp are to be had all around the lake up to 22 lbs and gaining weight year-by-year.

This lake also holds a good stock of Tench and Crucian Carp, and was always intended to be a Tench and Crucian Carp water, one day, perhaps, it will be.

Roach and Rudd are abundant, along with some Perch and the occasional Pike.

One or two Chub were introduced a few years back and rarely make an appearance, but they are in there, just waiting to be hooked.

Amongst the wild flowers and graceful trees, it is not unusual to see Green Woodpeckers, both Lesser and Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, Kingfishers, Robins, Blackbirds and all manner of birds, some cheekily making a meal of your bait.

Many memorable days fishing is to be had in this friendly and peaceful lake.

As with all the lakes, please remember to dip any nets and take your litter home with you, thank you.