Nursery Lake

Yateley, Surrey

OS Map Reference: SU 83019 60950
Postcode: GU46 7UU
Water Type: Mature Gravel Pit
Designation: Carp & Specimen Water
Size: 7.5 acres
Maximum Depth: TBA feet
Facilities: Secure Car Parking
Contacts: Head Bailiff: Mr G Hellewel
Deputy Bailiff: Mr S King
Local Police: 101
Stock: Common Carp to 38lb 4oz
Mirror Carp to 32lb 0oz
Pike to 16lbs
Bream to 8lb +
Tench to 9lb +

The Nursery Lake is a mass of bars, snags, lily pads, tree roots and small islands covering approximately 7.5 acres with an average depth of 3 feet.

This venue is largely un-fished although it holds good stocks of mixed fish with a good head of large Carp to satisfy the specimen hunters among our members.

The stocks are generally made up of Roach, Perch, large Bream and the Carp, which all take the usual specimen/match type baits

Stocked with approximately 100 Common and Mirror Carp to 32lb 6oz, with the majority being Commons, but with both Commons up to 38lb + with specimen Bream & Tench and a good number of Perch & Roach as well as some Pike.

Works undertaken previously have included the removal of several large trees from the margins that has allowed more space for not only the anglers but the fish as well. Removing these large snag features has allowed more light in, so intensifying the potential for marginal features.

A Walk Around Yateley Nursery Lake Video

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

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!

Record Fish

Farnham Angling Society Record

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

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.


Just off Sandhurst Road, Yateley, Hampshire

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 Nursery Lake is on the Southern edge of the Complex, cross the River Blackwater and either turn right around the Match Lake. You will find the Nursery Lake about halfway around the Match Lake on your right.

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.