|OS Map Reference:||SU 911 456|
|Water Type:||Dammed Estate Lake|
|Designation:||Carp & Specimen Water|
|Maximum Depth:||5 feet|
Head Bailiff: Mr M Hopkins
Deputy Bailiff: Mr T Goddard
Local Police: 101
Mirror Carp to 29lb
Common Carp to 20lb+
Bream to 11lb
Tench to 7lb
Eels to 6lb
Pike to 10lb+
Crucian Carp and Roach
More commonly called Cutt Mill, Tarn Pond is a fine estate lake, set amidst woodland on the edge of scenic Puttenham Common. An extensive carp stocking programme has been undertaken to return this water as a premier carp fishery.
As we come to the completion of the restocking programme, Tarn Pond has now
approximately 250 carp, with a mix of fast growing and slower growing fish. Most are now in double-figures. The original Leney carp are being reported well into the 20lb mark. Lots of Tench are showing, largest at 9lb to date, Crucian Carp to 3lb+ with lots of small silver fish making for good mixed sport.
The future’s bright for Tarn Pond.
Tarn Pond is becoming known as a prolific Carp fishery and the fish are attaining good weights and readily come to most bottom tactics. Tarn was once an exceptional surface fishery and these tactics could well be worth trying with the new inhabitants.
This typical estate lakes comes complete with deep silt and sandy margins offering an interesting set of backgrounds for differing methods of presentation, just remember that all the bottom species are happy digging deep in the silt and will find your baits, no matter how deep they are!
The Bream, Tench and Crucians are infrequently targeted, but can give fantastic sport on the pole or tip. The sandy marginal shelf makes presentation with the pole or waggler easier and fishing on the feeder into the main silt can be a devastating tactic.
This venue is known to contain some exceptional Eels and is well worth a visit by the those after the wily Anguilla!
From the Shepherd and Flock roundabout at the east-end of Farnham (A31 bypass), follow the A31 east towards Guildford. After 0.75 miles take the Runfold turning of the dual carriageway and follow the road until the Elstead, Milford, The Sands sign.
Turn right and then take the first left sign posted Elstead (Crooksbury Road). Half a mile further on, take the left fork towards The Sands. Follow this road for three miles. The ponds are on the left hand side, at the junction with the road from Elstead to Puttenham.
Parking spaces are plentiful on both sides of Tarn Pond. Do not park on the road, especially the road alongside the dam, or in front of the cottage.
Just off Littleworth Road, Cutt Mill, Surrey