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
Facilities: Secure Parking
Contacts: Head Bailiff: Mr. J. Downton
Deputy Bailiff: Mr. A Darch
Local Police: 101
Stock: 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.

A Walk Around the Badshot Lea Complex Video

Click through the image to to view the video that takes you for a walk around this venue:

News & Articles ​

Rescheduled Junior Teach In – Badshot Lea Small Pond: The Helicopter Rig changed from 28th May to: Pellet Lead – 19th August 2013.

At 8am Monday I was on the bank of Badshot Lea Small Pond looking after a couple of youngsters, Luna and Nico at a rescheduled ...
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Tackle and Tactics

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.

Record Fish

Farnham Angling Society Record

Species lbs:ozs:drms kilo.grms Date Captor
No Records Caught From This Venue Yet!

Local Bye-Laws

  • All banks may be fished.
  • Please ensure that the gate is locked at all times, even if it was open on your
  • 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)
  • 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.


Off Lower Weybourne Lane, Badshot Lea, Hampshire

Directions & Parking

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,