Depths range from four to six feet and shelves can be found close in and near the islands. Carp can be caught close to the island and marginal features using the usual baits such as floating crust, luncheon meat and pellets. The fish are lean, mean fighting-machines so don't fish too light! Pole-fishing with maggot, caster and pellet can amass some super bags of silver fish with match weights over twenty pounds not uncommon. The Ide are growing quickly and recently fish over two pounds have been caught. These can be caught all around the lake (with maggot the best bait) and Swallowbrook is the only fishery in the area to stock them. The lake also holds some quality perch with red maggot or red-worm fished deep near the reeds the effective method. Crucians are fond of pellets as are the lakes bream and tench both species are in fine condition and can give a good fight on light gear. Fishing shallow with caster is effective for the ide and golden rudd and roach to one pound can be caught on maggot or caster.
The lake is permanently pegged and the top spots are pegs 12-14, peg 8 and all four corner pegs, please note we often close swims for improvement to be carried out. Due to the quality fishing on offer several matches are fished at Swallowbrook throughout the year, please check beforehand and, if there is a match on, why don't you come along and try your luck?
Parking as available in secure car park. The gates MUST be locked at all times and secured with the combination lock at all times.