|OS Map Reference:||SU 754 536|
|Water Type:||Custom Built Pond|
|Designation:||General & Match Water|
|Maximum Depth:||8 feet|
|Facilities:||Locked Car Park|
Head Bailiff: Billy Hilditch
Deputy Bailiff: Mr S Boseley
Local Police: 101
Mainly Ghost and Mirror Carp to 30lb
Rudd, Roach and Perch with the
occasional Bream and tench
A lovely small pond in a very pleasant rural location in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. Well stocked with various species, including Ghost Koi Carp to over 30lb, the lake has the added benefit of two little islands which form interesting features.
Winchfield is one of the Society’s more recent acquisitions and could present a few piscatorial surprises in the future with Roach, Rudd, Perch, Bream and Tench possible.
Members feedback on their catches to the Head Bailiff or Honorary Secretary would be appreciated and will assist with fishery management of the pond.
The heavy weed and proliferation of lilies on this fishery can make angling difficult, but perseverance can show exceptional results.
This very pretty pond offers a pleasant place to spend time pursuing the stock comprising approximately 30 Ghost Carp over 14lb and up to 31lb 0oz with the occasional Mirror Carp that cruise around the two islands and the lily pads, with some Roach and occasional Tench also present and even a couple of Pike to 15lb.
The Koi Carp are frequently fished for with surface baits and offer some of the most exciting fishing when using this tactic, but make sure you use tackle that will cope with extracting these beasts from the weed.
From Farnham, take the A287 towards Hook. At the Odiham turn off stay on the A287 to Hook, take the first right towards Winchfield, Phoenix Green and Hartley Wintney. Continue over a cattle grid onto Odiham Common for 1.2 miles, past the Potbridge turn off, you then enter Winchfield. Just past the Winchfield sign, the fishery is the next field on your right.
From Hartley Wintney travel south, past the turning for Reading and continue on the A30 towards Hook. Turn left onto the B3016 to Winchfield Station and Potbridge. Continue past the station, past Winchfield Court Farm, and a house called Chevertons, the entrance to the field is on your left.
Cars must be parked in the secure car park provided, that has been resurfaced.
Be aware that the road is narrow and dangerous. Close all access gates behind you as livestock is kept on the farm. Enter and leave the car park with caution, do not obstruct the entrance at any time.
Members must park only in the designated car park, not on the verge of the road.
The gate leading to the pond is not locked, simply lift the chain over the post and close after you.