- Ashton Keynes Angling Club -
Club Secretary. Mr Antony Nash
Tel: 01454 320342
[valid from 16 June 06 until 15 June 07]:
- Adults: 2 rods - £35, 3 rods - £50.
- Senior Citizens [65 yrs and over]: up to 3 rods - £20
- Juniors [16 yrs and under]: up to 3 rods - £15
- Full time students: up to 3 rods - £15 Half Season permits
[valid from 1 November 05 until 15 June 06]:
- Adults: 2 rods - £25, 3 rods - £35 Holiday permits
[valid for one week, 16 June 05 and 15 June 06]:
- Family [husband, wife and any number of their children and allows 2 rods per person]: £25 per week
- 1 Adult and 1 Junior [either a father or mother and 1 accompanying junior]: £15 per week Day Tickets:
- available for Top Pit, Large Lake and Neigbridge Lake at £5 for adults and £2 for juniors.
In 1953 a group of local anglers founded Ashton Keynes Angling Club
to develop and promote the increasing number of gravel pits in the area. Over the last 50 years the Club has grown and now controls some of the finest mixed coarse fishing in the Cotswold Water Park and the South of England. All of the Club's waters offer general and specimen fishing for carp, pike, tench, bream, perch, roach and rudd.
Anglers holidaying in the area may join as temporary members and have access to all the club's waters. Day tickets are also available for three of the lakes. Most of the lakes are very accessible, with parking close to some of the swims. Neighbridge Lake [Lake 56] and Top Pit [Lake 31, Keynes Country Park] both have purpose built swims with wheel chair access for the less able-bodied angler.
One of the oldest of the club's waters and has become a well established coarse fishery holding a large head of all species. The lake, situated within a quiet country park, is a very pleasant place to while away a few hours of peaceful fishing, or longer, if you are after the specimen fish that inhabit the lake. There is easy pedestrian access around the lake, with car parking at the southern end, where there are two specially constructed swims providing wheel chair access for the less able-bodied angler.Day tickets are available - the Lake is open all year.
A large lake situated within the Keynes Country Park with good pedestrian access around it. There are car parking and toilet facilities at the northern end. The lake contains a healthy population of carp, as well as plenty of large pike, with pike upto 30 lbs and over, caught occasionally. The lake is also noted for its excellent bream fishing, as well as its roach and perch fishing.Day tickets are available - fishing is from 16 June until 14 March annually
Situated within Keynes Country Park with good pedestrian access around it. The car parking and toilet facilities are situated at the south end of the lake. The lake has a reputation for its early and late season Tench and Bream fishing, with many fish caught over 8 lbs. There is a healthy population of large roach and perch, with roach over 2 lbs and perch over 3 lbs being caught. The lake provides some excellent fishing for the carp angler and is also noted for its pike fishing.Day tickets are available -fishing is from 16 June until 14 March annually
The lake is situated in peaceful surroundings, with plenty of wild life in the area. The Club controls access to about two thirds of the lake, with the remainder being unfished. The Lake contains some very nice tench and bream, as well as, perch and pike. It also holds a small population of carp.Members Only - fishing from 16 June until 14 March annually
Thamesmead 'A' Lake:
The smallest of the club waters and very popular with members. The Lake contains good quality fish of all species with the bream and tench fishing being particularly good. Bream up to 13 lb have been caught with fish up to double figures not being uncommon. The tench go up to 9lb plus. Many anglers fish for the roach, which are prolific, roach of a pound or more are regularly caught. There are many perch and perch of over 4 lbs have been recorded.Members only - fishing all year
Thamesmead 'B' Lake:
Thamesmead 'B' Lake has good pedestrian access all round the lake, with limited parking close to some swims. With the variety of artificial baits being available, this surely must be one of the ways to overcome the attentions of the crayfish and target the quality fish in this very much under-fished lake.Members only - fishing all year
Thamesmead 'C' Lake:
Thamesmead 'C' is a large lake, with two islands along its southern shore. The lake is only available to members for part of the year. This water is hardly fished despite it holding carp, pike, tench, perch, bream and roach. Roach, 2 lb 13 oz and 3 lb 1 oz, were caught here a few years ago. However, like Thamesmead 'B' lake, it contains signal crayfish, which can be a bit of a nuisance.Members only - fishing from 17 September until 31 March annually
Manorbrook lake is only available to members for part of the year and the fishing is restricted to the south bank. The lake offers the carp angler some excellent fishing and is also a noted pike water with pike to 30 lbs plus have been caught.Members only - fishing from 17 September until 31 March annually
Upper River Thames:
Manorbrook LakeA short stretch of the Upper River Thames, which when conditions are right, can provide members with some enjoyable fishing. The river is only really fishable in Winter, when there is plenty of water, but can give good sport with dace, roach, bream, chub, the occasional pike and even the odd barbel.Members only - fishing from 16 June until 14 March annually
A big thankyou to Jeremy Benson [for the picture of Cokes Pit] and to David Riley [for all the others] for allowing Fish South West to use the pictures of their waters
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