Pottery Pond

Pottery Lane, Strensall, YO32 5TW, York, United Kingdom

Pottery Pond is a former clay pit, set in 6 acres of woodland, extends to some 4.5 acres of water offering a very attractive and natural setting.
Over the past ten years Pottery Pond has been well managed, resulting in a balanced, healthy bio-system giving good growth rates to all fish.
This venue is suited to the specimen angler or the angler looking for a challenge.
The lake is heavily stocked with fish: Common and Mirror Carp, Crucian Carp, Pike, Roach, Rudd, Chub, Bream, Barbel, Perch, Tench and Gudgeon.
Specimen fish caught this year include Pike to 31.5lb, Carp to 21.5lb, Tench to 10lb, Bream to 10lb, Crucian Carp to 3.5lb.
The lake has a silt bottom producing a lot of its own natural food.
54 pegs at 11 metre intervals.
Ample car park within yards of the lakeside.
Pegs and access suitable for the disabled angler.

Carp to 22lb
Tench to 10lb
Pike to 31lb

Address: Pottery Lane, Strensall, YO32 5TW, York, United Kingdom
Website: http://www.potterypond.co.uk

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Rob Miller - 17th Feb 2022 at 10:27pm

Pottery pond is no longer fished on,... I believe there are no longer any fish.


Anonymous - 28th Oct 2020 at 3:19pm

Can you spin here


Elaine welsh - 10th Jun 2020 at 9:40pm

Is there a toilet on site please


Anonymous - 14th Jan 2019 at 3:18pm

Dear owner, I have just seen your pond on the fish adviser web page and would like to attend some time. Having not been there before I would like to know a couple of things so to turn up with the correct equipment. I will be fishing for Pike so is it possible to use a pole in the same pond for carp or would it be better for all rods. Also can you give me the opening and closing times please. One last thing, are there disabled pegs near the car park and is booking required. Many thanks and sorry to trouble you. Terry


Anonymous - 30th Nov 2018 at 9:38am

How much is it to fish this venue

Lar montague - replied on 10th Jan 2019 at 9:13pm

£20 for 24 hours ,£10 from dawn till dusk for the carp and pike and £6 for the other species


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JH - Reviewed 12nd May 2021 at 6:23pm

I visited Pottery Pond for the first time in search of tench. I don't think I'll bother returning. It's a lovely looking pool but I fear the stock levels are low based on my experience and that of the other 3 fishing that day - a bit of a ghost town all round. One of them was a repeat angler who catches a few bream but said the pool is known for being quite hard. I fished in good conditions switching between 2 likely looking swims with 2 rods, mixed up my bait and tactics and couldn't by a bite. Just 2 small perch for my efforts. I'm convinced there were no tench in either swim! I don't douby there are some big tench in there but I'd have to conclude that they're extremely hard to selectively target, at least with any consistency. I think if you go after bream from the middle of the far bank (from the road) the odd tench might show up. Equally if you target the carp you might bag one though the stocking density for the carp is pretty low I believe. It's a shame as the pool is a lovely, natural water. I feel extra stocking should be undertaken to make this a more appealing venue. I for one would love to see 500 tench put in!

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matthew - Reviewed 13rd Jan 2021 at 9:33pm

wouldn’t recommend fishing here, the fish i caught were rubbish

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Top carper - Reviewed 5th Jun 2020 at 4:45am

Mouldy fresh bait and a lot of pellets work in corner next to whats left of the sunken tree

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Jimmy - Reviewed 2nd Jun 2020 at 7:36pm

Very good lake loads of bream and pike but yet to catch a carp

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Top carper - Reviewed 1st Jun 2020 at 2:35pm

Used to fish this lake 10 - 15 years ago, did fish well near the old entrance car park. Looks well maintained but could have ruined a good fishery. Was told he takes fish from his other lake at follifoot and puts them in his specimen lake on Pottery lane.

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Jones22 - Reviewed 31st May 2020 at 8:25pm

Where is this new lake this owner has now got

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Frog - Reviewed 27th May 2020 at 1:59pm

Not the fish the owner tells you are in there. Thinks like a builder and not an angler, shame.

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Billy bullsitter - Reviewed 1st Nov 2019 at 8:28pm

2000 carp in it,20lb bream, 25lb tench, 70lb carp, 10lb roach,100lb pike and a partridge in a pear tree according to the owner nice old lake shame hes gonna spoil it

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irrelevant - Reviewed 21st May 2019 at 1:03pm

Hi guys, just to make you aware of this pond, the owner of this pond has several other ponds including one specimen pond. me and my father used to fish this pond quite often with only ever catching a jack pike. We know that he has been taking fish from this pond to stock his specimen pond. Thus meaning the pond has died vey quickly. I can honestly say that it would be a waste of money fishing this, the most activity ive ever seen at this pond wasn't topping fish or anything similar, but when he decided to create a new entrance. in my opinion if your near York area head to Willow Fisheries very active pond great owner and he loves his spinners dog treats as fav bait! such a shame as this is a beautiful pond with great potential. but a greedy owner has destroyed this pond.

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