... Sussex - (east) ...

Holts Lake - two small club owned lakes in  Crowborough, East Sussex totaling 3 acres in size, the following is a comprehensive report on the lake including tips on how to get the best out of the lakes, this was supplied by a regular carper at the lakes.
Average depth; 5ft deepest point: the bowl 6-10ft?
Carp Stock; a good selection of Commons and Mirrors although the average weights only about 6lb the largest known mirror touched 23lb although rumoured that a bigger 1 lurks the shallows in close season!! Estimated largest 27lb, a regular lump to come out is MUG a mirror whose weight ranges from 14lb through to 20lb at his biggest.
Tips; Fish close to margins either side and bait with chick peas and hemp, fish over with a two fruit based boilies to get those bigger fish,
clump up some mud from the mole hills loosely and throw over the baited swim this leads the carp to feed more confidently on your baits because the water is cloudy and they think that carp have stirred up the bottom feeding from the bait.
Conclusion - A fun local lake for beginners to carping with a relaxed environment,
for more info on the fishery call Crowborough Tackle 01892-661145


... Sussex - (west) ...

Buckshols Fishery - a 10 acre reservoir in Hastings, a good stock of carp to over 30lb, we're not too sure about ticket prices on this one but  we do have a contact no if you want to find out in advance of your visit, Tel: 01424 715218.

Borde Hill Gardens - We wasn't sent much info on this other than it can be found in Haywards Heath, West Sussex and it contains carp to over 20lb, if you need more info try this number which we believe is the fishery managers 01444 412561. Please let un know if anyone out there has any more info on this lake.

Furnace Lakes - situated on the A281 Guildford to Horsham Road. Four well established, fully stocked lakes. The new 'Roman Lake' stocked with Wels Catfish up to 47lb 2oz. Ample parking facilities and fishing lodge & toilets. Please telephone 01403 791163 for prices & directions.

Menards Carp Fishery - situated near Horsham, West Sussex this fishery has two lakes The Carp Park Lake and the 3 acre Specimen Lake which is the one that will interest you the most as it holds carp to 30lb and many 20's, it is a mature lake which contains some nice features such lily pads, plateaux and ledges. The Carp Park Lake fish are much smaller but still numerous. Day Tickets for the Specimen Lake are 10 per day, 20 per 24 hours and 30 per 48 hours... also there is a yearly joining fee of around 50. For more info and pre bookings call Paul de Luzy on 01403 243213 or 07801 474488.

Mill Farm Fishery - 2 lakes near Pulborough on Bury Hill Farm heavily stocked with small carp, day tickets are available on the bank and cost around 7 per day for the smaller lake and 10 per day for the specimen lake, for more info Tel: 01798 831617 (No night fishing).

Southern Leisure - an 11 lake complex in Chichester, West Sussex containing some carp to possibly 40lb, day tickets are 5 in advance or 8 on the bank, for more info or to buy tickets in advance contact Southern Leisure Centre on 01243 536508.............. {{{ The following report was sent in by Paul Cheeseman on 18.12.02 }}} Hi.... I have just visited your site and was looking round your waters to fish section and what has been written about southern leisure complex. I do not know when this was last updated but a year ago 3 of the lakes were taken over and run by new owners. They have made great progress over the last year having put in security gates all over complex, tidied the place up no-end, built new swims restocked many of the lakes. The place is now a pleasure to fish. Over the last 2 months the owner has secured the fishing
rights to the whole complex and I am sure will bring the whole complex up to he same standard, this is no mean feat as there must be about 110acres of waters plus surrounding land. With regards to fish yes there are some BIG ONES 45plus and many 30s.For more info please contact Tony on 07818277456 at Peckhams Copse Fisheries as the complex is now known.

Whitevane - situated in Horsham, West Sussex this lake has a good stock of carp to over 30lb, day tickets are 10 for two rods per day or 20 for 24 hours, there are water and cooking facilities available on site. For further details Tel: 01403 791163.

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