OS Map Reference: SU 82815 61091
Postcode: GU46 7UU
Water Type: Mature Gravel Pit
Designation: Carp & Specimen Water
Size: 13.8 acres
Maximum Depth: TBA feet
Secure Car Parking
Head Bailiff: Stephen Gravestock
Deputy Bailiff: Mr B Pack
Local Police: 101
Common Carp to 44lb 8oz
Mirror Carp to 48lbs 0oz
Bream to 9lbs
Perch to 1lb 8oz
Tench to 5lbs
Pike to 15lbs
Catfish to 62lb
This attractive 13.8 acre lake contains three islands and offers a good head of 20 and 30lb Carp to a current top weight of 40lb + at the right time of year.
A number of double-figure fish are also present, which have done well as a result of the management plans formerly undertaken on the fishery.
Common Carp to 43lb 12oz, Mirror Carp to a top weight of 48lb, Bream to 26lb+, Perch to 3lb 12oz, Tench to 7lb+ & Catfish are all present.
The Cats were stocked in 1993 as ‘kittens’ and the good head of fish that makes up the backbone of the stock, now top 62lb in weight with much larger specimens seen, but not caught.
Click through the image to to view the video that takes you for a walk around this venue:
Carp fishing on this venue can be very rewarding with exceptional specimens falling to the obvious bottom tactics.
Use bottom tactics to present baits on the bars or in the silty gullies for best results, and margins can be well worth the effort if you are quiet!
The Catfish offer an interesting challenge and once you have hooked a decent sized specimen you will know why they are such a popular quarry. Most cats come out to anglers fishing for Carp, but a live bait presented just sub surface is a killing method.
Remember to set your clutch properly to avoid being flat lined if you connect with a Catfish, which grow to over 60lb !
All reports welcomed for the Match Lake as soon as this fishery opens on 1st April 2013.
Farnham Angling Society Record
|No Records Caught From This Venue Yet!|
- Members can fish all banks
- Night fishing is permitted, for Junior Members Bye-law 4.r. applies.
- Please ensure that the gate is locked at all times, even if it was open on your arrival.
Superbly filmed Fishery Guides for all of Farnham AS fisheries.
We are extremely pleased to announce that the first FAS Fishery Guide that was recently commissioned by the Executive Committee has now been completed and is available to view via our website. With links on both the relevant Fishery Pages and the Articles/Video page, you will be able to see the Match Lake at Yateley in all its glory and get some great guidance in terms of depths and features to assist you with your fishing.
Thanks to Jamie Smith of Cypry Productions who has done a fantastic job for FAS, and I would also add our appreciation to those that provided him with additional photographs for inclusion within the film. We will soon add further Fishery Guides, with Copse Lake and Nursery Lakes being next, and all other FAS venues will be being filmed over the next few months. These will help to provide you with better insight into FAS's fisheries and give you a chance to have a look at them ahead of making the journey to exploring them youself and fishing them.
Ian Gray, Honorary Secretary & Executive Committee - 8th August 2013
Coverage of Farnham Angling Society's purchase of the new fisheries at Yateley was featured on Sky Sport 3's 'Tight Lines' angling programme on Friday 25th January at 7.00pm.
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Farnham Angling Society are proud to announce the purchase of 8 of the famous Yateley Complex lakes, ensuring that angling continues on arguably the most famous Carp fishing complex in the country.
Farnham Angling Society have acquired 8 lakes and a stretch of the River Blackwater in total. These will be split into: the Yateley South Complex: Comprising of South Lake, Pumphouse Lake, Horseshoe Lake & Tree Lake and the Yateley East Complex, containing the Summer Pit, Match Lake, Copse Lake, Nursery Lake and the River Blackwater.
Just off Sandhurst Road, Yateley, Hampshire
From the M3, exit the M3 at Junction 4a, signposted, Farnborough. Bear left, following the signs toward Yateley / Reading. Proceed straight on for approximately two miles passing the Royal Engineers Gibraltar Barracks and shortly after the barracks turn right at the roundabout and go straight across at the next roundabout. Follow the road for approximately one mile through Cricket Hill into Yateley itself. Turn left at the roundabout at the end of the road on to the B3272 and, after 100 metres, turn right into Sandhurst Road.
Drive past Weybridge Mead on your left for 200m and on your right you will see the entrance to the East Complex, leading to Summer Pit, the River Blackwater, Match Lake, Copse Lake Nursery Lake.
The Match Lake is the other side of the River Blackwater and is accessible either clockwise or anti-clockwise.
Please take particular care when entering and leaving the East Complex as the traffic can approach quickly from the right as you leave.
No parking on the Sandhurst Road / Yateley Road is permitted and anyone found to have parked on the verge will face disciplinary action. Please ensure that all gates are locked and secure before you leave the fishery.