Cut Mill, Surrey
OS Map Reference: SU 911 456
Postcode: GU3 1BG
Water Type: Dammed Estate Lake
Designation: Carp & Specimen Water
Size: 8 acres
Maximum Depth: 5 feet
Head Bailiff: Mr H Hopkins
Deputy Bailiff: Mr S Ashwell
Local Police: 101
Mirror Carp to 29lb
Common Carp to 20lb+
Bream to 11lb
Tench to 7lb
Eels to 6lb
Pike to 10lb+
Crucian Carp and Roach
More commonly called Cutt Mill, Tarn Pond is a fine estate lake, set amidst woodland on the edge of scenic Puttenham Common. An extensive carp stocking programme has been undertaken to return this water as a premier carp fishery.
As we come to the completion of the restocking programme, Tarn Pond has now
approximately 250 carp, with a mix of fast growing and slower growing fish.
Most are now in double-figures. The original Leney carp are being reported
well into the 20lb mark. Lots of Tench are showing, largest at 9lb to date,
Crucian Carp to 3lb+ with lots of small silver fish making for good mixed sport.
The future's bright for Tarn Pond.
Tarn Pond is becoming known as a prolific Carp fishery and the fish are attaining good weights and readily come to most bottom tactics. Tarn was once an exceptional surface fishery and these tactics could well be worth trying with the new inhabitants.
This typical estate lakes comes complete with deep silt and sandy margins offering an interesting set of backgrounds for differing methods of presentation, just remember that all the bottom species are happy digging deep in the silt and will find your baits, no matter how deep they are!
The Bream, Tench and Crucians are infrequently targeted, but can give fantastic sport on the pole or tip. The sandy marginal shelf makes presentation with the pole or waggler easier and fishing on the feeder into the main silt can be a devastating tactic.
This venue is known to contain some exceptional Eels and is well worth a visit by the those after the wily Anguilla!
Tarn Pond session
I had a brilliant day yesterday down at Tarn Pond, with 3 PB fish in one day among a big bag of Bream.
1st 3-06 Crucian on a 8mm soft pellet
2nd 4-11 Tench on 4 red maggots
3rd 9-01 Bream on 4 red maggots
Went home very happy!
Tarn Pond - Ian Gray: 4th January 2012
Quality Bream showing at Tarn Pond: Quality Bream were caught on 2nd January 2012 by FAS Chairman Richard Cane who, having gone there at the request of his grandson who wished to fish for Carp, used long range pellet and feeder tactics to catch fish of 9lb 8oz, 4 x 6lb +, 4 x 8lb + and a 10lb 12oz.
Whilst they were packing up at about 5.00pm, Steve Peach a bailiff on the water, caught for the second time in 7-days the venues biggest fish of 29lb 8oz. Steve has had a great season on the water, landing 70 Carp, including more than 20 x 20's.
The following day, Simon Hunter, FAS Match Secretary visited the lake and bagged a couple of simmers of 1lb 8oz before the better quality fish moved in, and then had fish of 7lb 9oz, 8lb 6oz and 9lb 4oz.
There are also plenty of Jack Pike showing, constantly chasing fish around the margins, for those want some sport.
Tarn Pond Catch Report - 17th September 2010
Late August saw a few members have some good sessions on the Tarn with catches into double figures for those who took time to locate the fish, including several twenty pounders coming out. One member fishing for silver fish was very pleased to tell me he had over 60 fish in an afternoon, float fishing in a quiet corner. The Tench have slowed down as the weather cooled. A few Bream have been out this week including one of 9lbs 4oz caught by myself on boilies fished over hemp and maize. The weekends are still busy and people fishing over big beds of bait are finding it hard work, the better results are coming to small bags of boilies or single hookbait's The cooler September weather has slowed the carp down so make sure you locate the fish and avoid over feeding. Good luck - Steve Peach - Bailiff at Tarn Pond
Tarn Pond catch report - 31st July 2010
:r On Saturday 31st of July I was fishing peg 6 at Tarn. It was an over cast day and the feeling I got from other members on the lake was not fishing well at all, with only 1 Carp out all weekend I decided I would limit the amount of particle in the ground mix so I used method mix with hemp and sweetcorn mixed in. I decided to use the bait boat to get right on top of the old river bed that runs through the centre of the lake. I dropped a hopper full of the ground bait with 6 pineapple boilies including the one on my hook link and waited about 5 hours. Later, at just gone half past 2, the alarm screamed off and as I could tell from the fight it was going to be my personal best, so it was a very exciting but scary fight. I finally landed him and he weighed in at 22lb 3oz, I was over the moon. Gavin Rice : 31st July 2010
Tarn Pond catch report - July 2010
The fishing at Tarn Pond has been very on/off at the moment. Follow a new wind and the Carp should turn up, suggest avoiding the use of pellets and particles for them, as the Tench and Bream will be all over your baits. Watch out for jumping Carp and move onto them for better results. Moving just one swim resulted in 8 Carp in 12 hour of fishing for me one afternoon after seeing fish moving. Steve Peach - Bailiff at Tarn Pond : 22nd July 2010
Farnham Angling Society Record
- You may fish anywhere on Tarn Pond with the exception of the roadside dam.
- All seed, pulses, legumes and nuts with the exception of Hemp, Sweetcorn and cooked Maize will be prohibited as Hook and Groundbait Bye-law 4.d.1.
- We ask members to pay special note to Bye-law 4.h regarding litter and discarded line.
- Night Fishing
Night ticket operator - Tel 07903 250905.
A ‘ Night Ticket’ System operates on this water from 16th June until 31st October each year. You cannot night fish on this water between these dates unless you have booked your ticket. See pages 12 & 13 of your handbook for full details of how to book your night ticket.
- Twelve swims are signed as ‘Night Priority’. Any non night fishing member occupying one of these swims must vacate it to a member with a night fishing authorisation code, if so requested, one hour before sunset. Sunset will be defined as the daily published ‘Lighting-Up’ times.
- Non night fishing members must restrict their fishing to the period of 5:00am until 10:30pm and vacate the swim.
- All Catfish must be placed into the holding nets for removal as required by Cefas.
A fantastic 40 hour session at Tarn Pond resulted in 9 Carp including 5 of over 20lb for Glen Wright
Just off Littleworth Road, Cutt Mill, Surrey
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From the Shepherd and Flock roundabout at the east-end of Farnham (A31 bypass), follow the A31 east towards Guildford. After 0.75 miles take the Runfold turning of the dual carriageway and follow the road until the Elstead, Milford, The Sands sign.
Turn right and then take the first left sign posted Elstead (Crooksbury Road). Half a mile further on, take the left fork towards The Sands. Follow this road for three miles. The ponds are on the left hand side, at the junction with the road from Elstead to Puttenham.
Parking spaces are plentiful on both sides of Tarn Pond. Do not park on the road, especially the road alongside the dam, or in front of the cottage.