Cargill Lake

Coppermill Road, Staines, TW19 5NW, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

The lake is eleven acres in size and is open all year round. The lake may be accessed by walking downstream of the river from the car park at the railway station, or by going upstream from the Watts Pool car park and crossing the footbridge. The water is the society's premier specimen lake, located on the edge of a natural reserve for wintering wildfowl. It is an incredible fishing destination, home to several uncommon species. The lake is fairly deep, up to 20 feet in sections, with a single prominent bar.

Two rods are standard, with an additional payment of £35.00 per year for a third rod. While night fishing is permitted, there are restrictions on the types of bait and the quantities that can be used. 

The river Colnebrook runs behind the lake, and many fishermen fish the river when the lake fishing is quiet. This is not an easy lake to fish, but it does contain specimen-sized carp and fish that are caught rarely.

The pike fishing is excellent, with fish approaching dead baits on the margins. There are some decent-sized bream to be obtained by anglers who fish for them, and we assume that there are some decent-sized perch, but nobody fishes for them.

We've been developing a five-year management plan for the lake and working to continually enhance the water quality and fishing.

Members can purchase visitor licenses for £10 for one day or £20 for 48 hours. 

At all times, visitors must be accompanied by a member. Bait boats and any other form of boating are strictly prohibited.


Common Carp
Mirror Carp

Address: Coppermill Road, Staines, TW19 5NW, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

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