Combe Bank Lake

Fishery Facts

Record Catch:38lb
Average Catch:
Carp Stock:200+
Venue Record Common:38lb
Venue Record Mirror:35lb 8oz
Max Rods:3
Other Species:Tench, Pike, Bream, Perch, Roach and Rudd

Combe Bank Lake

Book Day Ticket

Combe Bank Lake was originally two ponds, enlarged over 150 years ago to form one much larger lake. Today it is now approximately 7 acres but still consists of two very different halves. Divided by a spit the first half of the lake is very mature with an abundance of lilly pads, carpy overhangs and other interesting features, depth varies from two to five feet.

The second half of the lake is more open and the contoured bottom gives depth down to eight feet or so in places with the centre of the lake typically being gravel and six feet throughout. The margins tend to vary from three to four foot.

At the far end of the lake is the dam wall with the mature trees of Combe Bank Estate create a stunning backdrop. The fishery itself boasts a good level of carp to 36lb. We also believe there is still the odd original fish swimming around which has never been caught. Other species such as Tench, Bream, Roach and Perch can be found in abundance.

More Info

History & Stock

A large stock of carp are present in the fishery, and this has been complemented by two stockings that have been carried out over the winter months of 2016. Firstly we introduced 38 English bred carp in the 13lb to 16lb bracket being a mixture of Commons, Scaley Mirrors and a couple of Leathers. We were then fortunate enough to secure 20 fish in the 20lb bracket that were all immaculate Sutton Strain fish that were all only 6 years old and English bred.

During the latter end of 2017 and again in 2018 we carried on the task of transferring many of the small Common Carp that are present in Combe Bank Lake in to the newly formed Old School Pond. We believe this will allow the remainder of the existing stock together with the new additions to reach their maximum potential.