|OS Map Reference:||SU 682 489|
|Water Type:||Mature Gravel Pit|
|Designation:||Carp & Specimen Water|
|Maximum Depth:||10 feet|
Head Bailiff: Mr. A. Loten
Deputy Bailiff: Mr. J Billington
Local Surrey Police: 101
Roach to 2lb
Bream to 10lb
Carp to 24lb+
Tench to 11lb
Grass Carp to 34lb+
Catfish to 68lb
Koi Carp to 15lb
Perch to 3lb
Pike - Rudd - big Eels - Roach/Bream hybrids
A popular mixed coarse fishery for many years, the Big Pond is now gaining a well deserved reputation as an excellent catfish water. With sixteen well-stocked acres to choose from, finding a swim to enjoy a successful session is seldom a problem.
Species include Roach to 2lbs, Bream to 10lb, Common & Mirror Carp to 24lb, Perch to 3lb and Tench to 11lb.
In recent seasons, the Society has spent time and effort monitoring and improving the quality of this water and has successfully increased the stock.
Toilets and fresh water are available in the Car Park.
Tactics for the Carp have centred around single baits with groundbait sticks or pellet bags over recent years, although the time might be right for a comeback of fishing over particles or pellet.
The Bream and Hybrids give excellent sport on the pole or feeder and large bags are easily attainable with either maggot or pellet as a bait.
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 !
Off Lower Weybourne Lane, Badshot Lea, Hampshire
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,