River Valley Lake & River Blackwater

Reading Road, Yateley, GU46 7UU, Hants, United Kingdom

This deep, twenty acre lake has been developed to become the Society’s premier pike water. It has been well stocked with pike to over twenty pounds and can offer rewarding sport to the experienced predator angler and novice alike. Carp of over thirty pounds and double figure tench are also a possibility, but a rather more dedicated approach will be needed to bring these reclusive residents to the bank.Junior Members may only fish at River Valley if accompanied by a Senior Member and must fish in the same or adjacent swim.Very much a specialist water requiring a dedicated approach. The water holds a small head of high quality carp, with both Mirror Carp to 40lb and Common Carp present to mid 30’s, Perch to 4lb 8oz reported and a few very large Tench to 12lb.A number of large Pike have now been stocked up to mid twenties which are beginning to produce good sport. Members are reminded that Pike are easily damaged and no water can hold many large specimens.The River Blackwater contains Chub, Roach, Gudgeon, Dace and some Pike to mid 20’s and may be fished from the wooden fence near the entrance to the site through to the end of the main lake.The very deep water and abundant weed on this venue make it an interesting challenge and the awesome size of some of the Carp and other species can make it as rewarding.This venue is a great Winter venue for Pike and the abundant shoals of little Rudd offer great chances for live baiting. Fish well out to connect with the bigger Pike as the margin is the domain of Jacks!!Following the wind is recommended for location the small head of Carp, as location is probably the biggest problem and most of the usual bottom tactics will pay dividends if you can get on the fish.Specialist tactics are also needed to get on the other species, especially the Rudd of which this venue used to be justly famous.

Address: Reading Road, Yateley, GU46 7UU, Hants, United Kingdom
Website: http://www.farnhamanglingsociety.com
Phone: 01483 823037

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