Masons Lake

Brief description of fishery:

Masons is a large shallow estate lake with a silt bottom and a depth of no more than one metre, with dense reed beds in some of the nearly 60 swims. Most noted for the quality of its Roach and Rudd, Masons also has a good head of wild Carp that pound for pound, will fight harder than most other Carp. It is also a very picturesque and peaceful place, with only the whistles from the Bluebell Railway locomotives breaking the silence.

NIGHT FISHING: Night fishing is permitted – please follow the rules at the top of the Our Waters page.

Location & Access

The hill from the car park down to the lake is steep and slippery when wet. The bank on the car park side is narrow, undulates, and can be difficult to walk along. The bank on the far side is flat offering easy access. Getting back up to the car park can be very hard work when carrying all your gear, and members call it ‘cardiac hill’ for good reason. Juniors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult or senior member at all times.

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  • Crucian Carp
  • Gudgeon
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Wild Carp
  • Tench