Lodge Pond

Alice Holt, Surrey

OS Map Reference: SU 813 427
Postcode: GU10 4LF
Water Type: Dammed Estate Lake
Designation: Carp & Specimen Water
Size: 3 acres
Maximum Depth: 4 feet
Facilities: Secure Car Parking
Disabled Toilet
Contacts: Head Bailiff: Mr. A Holmes
Deputy Bailiff: Mr. J Dade
Local Police: 101
Stock: Carp from 1lb to 31lb
Roach to 3lb+
Bream to 11lb
Tench to 8lb
Pike to over 15lb
Lots of small Roach, Rudd, Bream and Gudgeon
Set in the picturesque woodland of Alice Holt Forest, Lodge offers superb fishing in very pleasant surroundings. This can be an easy Carp water which provides a good starting point for newcomers to the sport, and achievable targets for those with limited fishing time. The thousands of small fish of various species present also make the three acre pond a firm favourite with pleasure anglers.
We remind all FAS members of the absolute necessity to:
  1. Ensure that the main access gates to Alice Holt are closed and secured when the site is closed to the general public. The opening hours of Alice Holt, which change through the year, are shown on a notice board as you approach the gates when you go in.
  2. Ensure that you close and lock the inner barrier gate, by the Rangers hut, whenever you pass through it.
  3. Ensure at all times that you drive at no more than the 10mph speed limit down the forestry tracks within the site, and maintain the utmost courtesy to all others that use those tracks, especially pedestrians, cyclist and horses.
  4. Please ensure that you all of your litter, as on all other FAS run fisheries, is kept securely in your possession and is taken home with you at the end of your fishing session.
IMPORTANT: 10mph Speed Limit & Regular Speed Checks
Members must abide by the 10mph speed limit at all times along the forest track as pedestrians, dog walkers, joggers and cyclists use it. The 10mph speed limits is enforced by speed checks, anyone caught speeding will have their permit removed and your entitlement to fish Lodge Pond will cease. In addition, you will face disciplinary action which will lead to you being Suspended or Expelled from the Society. Follow the signs towards the FAS car park. The lake is 100m walk away. Do not park in the garden centre car park, the gateway immediately opposite or the narrow lay-by on the A325, as unauthorised vehicles may be towed away or wheel clamped. Members are reminded that the benefit we have as Members to park may only be used whilst fishing, not when visiting the venue for any other purpose.
Members attention is drawn to the Joe Marshall Memorial Shield which is awarded for the best specimen fish of any species caught from the pond each year. Lodge is a prolific water containing most species of coarse fish. Roach and Bream predominate; Tench and Pike can be expected also. This water contains a large head of Carp to 30lb.

A Walk Around Lodge Pond Video

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

News & Articles ​

Tackle and Tactics

One of our most popular venues, Lodge Pond offers excellent estate lake fishing for Carp, Bream and silver fish.

Bottom tactics for Carp are the norm with the Chod Rig being very popular and offering excellent presentation in the deep silt, with groundbait sticks or pellet bags coming a close second.

Bream come easily to either the feeder or the waggler and can give hectic sport on the pole.

Winter fishing for the Pike can be good with plenty of Jacks and occasional doubles with the odd larger fish coming to suspended dead baits.

Local Bye-Laws

  • A 10mph speed limit must be observed in the forest and must be adhered to, regular speed checks are in operation.
  • Swims 7 & 8 – Every day these swims will be closed to fishing between 8:00am and 8:00pm for use by the general public for viewing the pond and duck feeding.
  • No open fires or BBQs of any kind at this fishery – see Bye-law 4.o.i. and 4.o.ii.
  • No fishing on the dam.

Record Fish

Farnham Angling Society Record

Species lbs:ozs:drms kilo.grms Date Captor
Roach 3:02:00 1.360 April 2002 Matthew King


Off Dockenfield Street, Alice Holt, Surrey

Directions & Parking

The current code for the first gate can be found in your handbook

From the roundabout at the western end of the Farnham by-pass, follow the A325 south west (sign posted Bordon). After 1.5 miles you will pass Birdworld and a garden centre on your right, continue and turn left at the cross-road towards Dockenfield. On Dockenfield Street, after 200m, turn left into Alice Holt forest. When the forest is closed to the public, access is via a key pad and the code can be found in your handbook.

Access and Parking At ‘Gate A’ (see map opposite) – Drive through if forest open to public or use the code in your handbook to access if closed. At ‘Barrier B’ – As you pull up to it the camera will read your registration and then the barrier will lift to allow access. Follow the road and turn left at Forest Classroom. At ‘Gate C’ – Use FAS key to access.

The barrier must be closed and locked. Abide by the 10mph speed limit at all times along the forest track. Follow the signs towards the FAS car park. The lake is 100m walk away. Do not park in the garden centre car park, the gateway immediately opposite or the narrow lay-by on the A325, as unauthorised vehicles may be towed away or wheel clamped.

This applies to all Members: both Re-joining & New.
During opening times on your first visit to Lodge Pond you will be required to visit the Visitor Centre (see map for location) to present your handbook and give your car registration number. This will be entered onto the automatic barrier system which will read your car registration number on forthcoming visits and allow you to exit. If you did not register on arrival, when leaving you will need to register at the Visitors Centre before driving to Barrier B. You will need to do this on your first visit only, unless you come fishing in a different vehicle, in which case you will have to register again at the Visitor Centre, our opening hours are typically 10am-3pm.