Badshot Lea Small Pond
Badshot Lea, Aldershot, Hampshire
OS Map Reference: SU 682 489
Postcode: GU11 3RD
Water Type: Mature Gravel Pit
Designation: General & Match Water
Size: 4 acres
Maximum Depth: 8 feet
Head Bailiff: Mr. J. Downton
Deputy Bailiff: Mr. A Darch
Local Police: 101
Carp from 5lb -20lb
Bream and Tench to 4lb
Crucian Carp to 1.5lb
Roach to 1.5lb+
Perch to 2lb +
This four acre lake was, originally, developed as a match fishery and its high density of fish make it an easy water. A session on the Small Pond is a treat for anyone who likes to see a bend in their rod whatever their level of experience.
The small pond has been the Society’s premier match fishery for more than twenty years. High stocking density provides prolific sport throughout the year.
Dominant species are Carp to 10lb with a few larger ones, Bream to 4lb. Large shoals of Roach and hybrids, Tench and many Crucians. Carp and Tench in the summer months, Roach, Bream and Carp in the autumn, Roach, Bream and hybrids in the winter months.
Whatever method you use produces large nets of fish. The pole, feeder or the waggler will catch 50lb plus bags of mixed species whilst pleasure fishing. The biggest match weight last season was 123 lb of Carp to 12 lb caught on pole and chopped worm, one of many methods used on this fantastic fishery.
Click through the image to to view the video that takes you for a walk around this venue:
Tactics for Carp on this venue cover the whole range of methods available on the Pole, Feeder, Waggler and the standard Carp anglers arsenal of boilies and pellets
The Bream and other species fall easily to the pole, feeder and waggler with some methods, such as spraying maggots,. banned by the match anglers as they are too effective!
Dog Biscuit for the Carp on the surface can be a killer method during the warmer months of the year.
The dominant species are Carp up to 10 lb, Bream to 4 lb and large shoals of Roach and hybrids, Perch, Tench and occasional Crucians.
The beauty of the fishery is its capacity to offer great sport in all seasons. Carp and Tench in the summer months, Roach, Bream and Carp in the autumn and Roach, Bream and hybrids in the depths of winter.
Whatever methods you are comfortable using can produce large nets of fish with pole, feeder or waggler fishing all able to produce 50 lb + bags of mixed species whilst pleasure fishing.
Farnham Angling Society Record
|No Records Caught From This Venue Yet!|
- All banks may be fished.
- Please ensure that the gate is locked at all times, even if it was open on your arrival.
- Night fishing is allowed, but we must stress that junior members are not permitted to fish at night without an accompanying AND adjacent SENIOR MEMBER. (see bye-law 4.r page 10)
- Please note Bye-law 4. j.2 and 4.v are specific to this water. Members are also reminded about bye-law 4.b.2 and 4.i.
- No carp to be retained in keepnets.
- Do not fish between designated swims.
Farnham AS now have three more fishery guide films on our website, featuring Badshot Lea Big Pond, Badshot Lea Small Pond and Tarn Pond. These provide a wealth of information for those new to the water as well as some in depth analysis for those members who may have fished them but are looking for some additional pointers as to how they may be tackled. Our thanks to all those that supplied information and photos for use within the films.
The next day, I was showing an angler floater fishing and with temperatures rising to 26 degrees and with no wind, we instantly knew that we had made a wise decision, especially when a cruising carp slurped in a few floaters in front of the car park on Badshot Lea Big Pond.....
Duncan Charman - FAS Junior Members Organiser, gives us an overview of the Barbel Teach-Ins held on the River Loddon, Stanford End during 2013.Read More....
Off Lower Weybourne Lane, Badshot Lea, Hampshire
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From the roundabout (Shepherd and Flock) at the eastern end of the Farnham by-pass take the exit road sign posted Aldershot after 200m take the 2nd exit on the mini-roundabout sign posted to Badshot Lea and Trading Estate.
Pass Sainsbury’s superstore on your right, go straight across another mini-roundabout and continue about a mile to traffic lights.
Turn left into Lower Weybourne Lane. After about 0.25 miles turn right into the car park, immediately before the railway bridge and the Sea-Cadet hall.
Alternatively, approaching from the direction of Farnborough on the A325, turn left at Heath End between the Royal Arms public house and the petrol station.
Proceed down the hill, straight across the cross roads, and continue until you pass beneath the railway bridge and past the Sea Cadet hall on your left.
The car park is then immediately on the left.
A further car park is now available with access from the A324 Lower Farnham Road, the new car park has been built next to the existing pedestrian access gate to the Small Pond.
All parts of the Complex can be reached from the car parks. The waters can also be reached from Boxalls Lane along a footpath parallel with the railway line,