Poplars, the first pool you encounter on entering the fishery, is half an acre in size with 16 pegs. It is in a sheltered situation with mature trees bordering its far bank, ideal for those windy days and Winter fishing. With an average depth of 4-6’ it has a central island and two lily beds at either end providing some nice features to fish to.
This two acre lake has 25 pegs and is widely regarded as one of the best mixed fishery lakes in the North-West. Well-stocked with a wide variety of species it is very popular with the pleasure angler who is after a specimen fish whether it is carp, bream, perch or tench. Don’t let this deter other anglers though as it also has plenty of smaller fish.
This lake is currently rented by Lymm Anglers and not available for pleasure fishing. This is a half acre lake set behind Alice Springs. It has a separate car park with close proximity to pegs. This is a good pole lake as every peg has an island to fish to at 12-15m. Stocked with generally smaller fish than some of the other more mature match lakes.
One of the best and most consistent match lakes on the fishery, Rock pool has earned its reputation over the years, regularly providing the winning weights in open matches. 2.5 acres of water with 4/5 islands and nice features. It has a range of different swims to challenge and excite both the match and pleasure angler.
A smaller lake than Rock pool, Meadows is only 1 acre but because of its shape, narrow and long, it still manages to have 30 pegs. Pole and waggler are the best methods both popular with match and pleasure angler alike.
Long island at 2.5 acres and with a bridge across to an island can accommodate up to 50 anglers and consequently is a popular venue for the larger club matches while still offering sport for the pleasure angler during the week.
Opened in 2006 Willows is the most recent match lake at Hampton Springs and with 35 pegs and a bridge to the far side it has become a favourite match lake for some of our regular clubs. Although the fish stock is not as mature as in some of our more established pools, it has plenty of fish in 2-4lb category. Mirror and common carp to 5lbs, plenty of chub and barbel to 4lbs, bream to 1.5lb, crucians and tench to a 1lb.
The 3 acre specimen carp lake at the furthest end of the site has mature trees and shrubs well landscaped around its perimeter, providing a peaceful and secluded venue for the serious carp angler. Approximately 15 pegs are well-spaced around the lake. It is stocked with a good head of carp ranging from 10–26lbs with the record for 2009, a 26lb mirror and 21lb common carp.
- Alice Springs
- Rock Pool
- Long Island
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