Stillwater Back Lake

Ash Vale, Surrey

OS Map Reference: SU 891 519
Postcode: GU12 5AB
Water Type: Mature Gravel Pit
Designation: Specialist Carp Water
Size: 5 acres
Maximum Depth: 8 feet
Facilities: Secure Parking
Flushing Toilets
Contacts: Head Bailiff: Michael Phillips
Deputy Bailiff: Ms. M Jenkins
Local Police: 101
Stock: Mirror Carp to 35lb
Common Carp to 35lb
Bream to 5lb
Tench to 8lb
Pike to over 20lb
Eels to 6lb +

The Back Lake was originally developed as a Match fishery, but has become much more of a Specimen water in recent years. The original stock of Carp have grown to good sizes and offer a good chance at that 30lb fish of a lifetime!

The Back Lake is being redeveloped as a Carp fishery to complement the Front Lake, with additional Carp stocked and Bream levels reduced, the lake now offers a good head of 20lb+ fish.

Both lakes hold Eels to 6lb+ and the Back Lake has been stocked with Pike and can be an interesting Winter venue for these species.

Tackle and Tactics

Carp fishing on this venue can be very rewarding with exceptional specimens falling to the obvious bottom tactics. Recent stockings have added some new fish that are happier to grace anglers nets, but the water is easily classified as a challenge!

Use bottom tactics to present baits on the bars or in the silty gulleys for best results, and margins can be well worth the effort if you are quiet!

There is a good stock of Bream in this pit that are rarely fished for and could give exceptional results on the tip or waggler, well worth the walk.

The Back Lake also contains a good head of Pike and produces some good sport with live baits and anchored dead baits.

Record Fish

Farnham Angling Society Record

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

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Local Bye-Laws

  • All banks may be fished.
  • Fishing only from designated swims – Members may only fish from the designated swims on both the Front Lake and the Back Lake at Stillwater.
  • 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 ).


Just off Lakeside Road, Ash Vale, Surrey

Directions & Parking

From Aldershot town centre take the road towards Ash and Guildford, turnleft at the roundabout before the football stadium into Ordnance Road. Gostraight across the mini roundabout and turn right at the top of the hill into Government Road.

Follow Government Road through until it leads into Lakeside Road, you will eventually reach a narrow railway bridge which only allows one car through at a time. The gate to the ponds is just before the narrow railway bridge on the right hand side.

After entering the first gate, follow the track to the second gate which provides access to the secure car park.