Brief description of fishery:
Set in farmland with woods on one side, Oldmans is a mixed fishery containing Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd and Bream in abundance.
- no artificial baits – for example, plastic corn – allowed at all
- please don’t bring your own landing net, keepnet, weighing sling or unhooking mats to the fishery; landing nets are available from the container by the lake and should be returned when you leave
- Keepnets are only permitted during official matches – these will be provided
- Weekdays, entry is permitted only after 8:00am and you must be off the fishery by dusk; use the button on the keypad to open the electric gate when arriving and leaving between those times
- Occasionally, you’ll need a code to enter or leave the fishery. For example, iIf you arrive prior to 10.00am at weekends, you’ll need to use the entry code to gain access. Prepare for this in advance by visiting the fishery after 8.00am (weekdays) or after 10.00am (weekends) so you can find and make a note of the necessary access code. The entry/exit code is displayed by the lake as you exit the gate and again on the post as you exit the top of the field.
- Fishing is only allowed between the limit boards and there is a maximum of two rods per angler
- Although pike are present in the lake, members are not permitted to target them; this is at the request of the owner.
NIGHT FISHING: Night fishing is not permitted at Oldmans Lake.
Location & Access
In fine weather, vehicles can be parked close to the lake. At other times, a downhill walk across the adjoining field is required. Cars are only allowed to drive down to the lake when the gate is marked “FIELD OPEN”. Please refer to the Notices on the front page of the website where we try and update access information once a week.
Important: Please be sure to read the signs by the lake gate at the bottom of the field before you leave.
The field adjacent to Oldmans Lake is NOT SUITABLE for vehicular access during the winter months (or when the ground is too soft) and therefore access is only suitable for foot traffic. At such times, all cars must be left in the designated parking area. Remember that Oldmans is a working farm, so please show due consideration to all others.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE VEHICLES IN FRONT OF THE GATE OR ON THE TRACK LEADING TO IT
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The fishery owner has requested we don’t display a Google map for Oldmans lake. However, members can find a hand-drawn map showing access from Common Lane by logging into their Clubmate smartphone app where it appears under the Fisheries Maps section. Existing members using a computer, can click this Clubmate link to log into their Clubmate account where they’ll also find the Fisheries Maps section with a map that shows the entrance Oldmans.