Match Lake

Yateley, Surrey

OS Map Reference: SU 82815 61091
Postcode: GU46 7UU
Water Type: Mature Gravel Pit
Designation: Carp & Specimen Water
Size: 13.8 acres
Maximum Depth: TBA feet
Facilities: Secure Car Parking
Contacts: Head Bailiff: Mr R Sitco
Deputy Bailiffs: Mr S Sim & Mr R Osbourne
Local Police: 101
Stock: Common Carp to 44lb 8oz
Mirror Carp to 48lbs 0oz
Bream to 9lbs
Perch to 1lb 8oz
Tench to 5lbs
Pike to 15lbs
Catfish to 91lb

This attractive 13.8 acre lake contains three islands and offers a good head of 20 and 30lb Carp to a current top weight of 40lb + at the right time of year.

A number of double-figure fish are also present, which have done well as a result of the management plans formerly undertaken on the fishery.

Common Carp to 43lb 12oz, Mirror Carp to a top weight of 48lb, Bream to 9lb+, Perch to 3lb 12oz, Tench to 7lb+ & Catfish to 91lb are all present.

The Cats were stocked in 1993 as ‘kittens’ and the good head of fish that makes up the backbone of the stock now top 91lb in weight!

A Walk Around Yateley Match Lake Video

A Walk Around Yateley Match Lake Video

News & Articles

Famous Yateley Fisheries Bought by Farnham Angling Society !

FAS foundations strengthened The Executive Committee have always looked at new waters that became available in our catchment area, and over the last few years ...
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Tight Lines, Chris Ball & the Yateley Complexes – 19th January 2013

Tight Lines on Sky Sports featured Farnham Angling Societies Ian Gray discussing the purchase of the Cemex Yateley Complex and the importance of this historic ...
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Tackle and Tactics

Carp fishing on this venue can be very rewarding with exceptional specimens falling to the obvious bottom tactics.

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

The Catfish offer an interesting challenge and once you have hooked a decent sized specimen you will know why they are such a popular quarry. Most cats come out to anglers fishing for Carp, but a live bait presented just sub surface is a killing method.

Remember to set your clutch properly to avoid being flat lined if you connect with a Catfish, which grow to over 91lb !


Just off Sandhurst Road, Yateley, Hampshire

Record Fish

Farnham Angling Society Record

Species lbs:ozs:drms Date Captor
Catfish | 91lbs | 3rd July 2022 | Joe Mierhoffer

Local Bye-Laws

  • Members can fish all banks
  • Night fishing is permitted, for Junior Members Bye-law 4.r. applies.
  • Please ensure that the gate is locked at all times, even if it was open on your arrival.

Yateley East Complex

Directions & Parking

From the M3, exit the M3 at Junction 4a, signposted, Farnborough. Bear left, following the signs toward Yateley / Reading. Proceed straight on for approximately two miles passing the Royal Engineers Gibraltar Barracks and shortly after the barracks turn right at the roundabout and go straight across at the next roundabout. Follow the road for approximately one mile through Cricket Hill into Yateley itself. Turn left at the roundabout at the end of the road on to the B3272 and, after 100 metres, turn right into Sandhurst Road.

Drive past Weybridge Mead on your left for 200m and on your right you will see the entrance to the East Complex, leading to Summer Pit, the River Blackwater, Match Lake, Copse Lake Nursery Lake.

The Match Lake is the other side of the River Blackwater and is accessible either clockwise or anti-clockwise.

Please take particular care when entering and leaving the East Complex as the traffic can approach quickly from the right as you leave.

No parking on the Sandhurst Road / Yateley Road is permitted and anyone found to have parked on the verge will face disciplinary action. Please ensure that all gates are locked and secure before you leave the fishery.