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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Lake is renowned for tench, bream, perch and roach fishing in the summer and superior pike fishing in the winter. Fantastic setting, fishing is from hired boats. 100lb+ bags are realistic here on float and feeder tackle. Superb venue, with good Tench fishing possible through October and November.

If you require a boat to fish the lake please contact Victoria Bellamy on 01993 810510 or e-mail vbellamy@blenheimpalace.com.

Fantastic special offers for the Autumn/Winter months!

Tel: 01993 810510 (Victoria Bellamy - Estate Office)
Website: www.blenheimpalace.com

Burghfield Lake

CEMEX Burghfield Lake (Nr Reading, Berks)

A good head of tench are present at this venue with specimen sizes (11lb+) making this a great venue for both the specimen and pleasure angler. At nearly 100 acres this water can be challenging. Other fish at this venue include Carp to 52lb, Bream to 11lb and Pike to 32lb. Night fishing is permitted at this venue.

Contact CEMEX Angling on: 01932 583630
Website: www.cemexangling.co.uk

Cemex Papercourt

CEMEX Papercourt (Nr Ripley, Surrey)

This venue offers specimen tench and presents a possibility of a double plus some excellent quality back up fish between 6 to 8lb. The lake is 32 acres and also holds a head of specimen bream/eels. Night fishing is permitted. This water is no push over, bream have been more apparent than tench in recent seasons.

Contact CEMEX Angling on: 01932 583630
Website: www.cemexangling.co.uk

Cemex Wraysbury

CEMEX Wraysbury 1 (Wraysbury, Berks)

A CEMEX Special Venue of 120 acres and famous for the huge carp that inhabit it. The former record tench of 14lb 3oz was captured here and the potential remains superb. Fishing here is difficult, very difficult in a huge weedy water. The dedicated specialist could thrive though. Other fish at this venue include Carp to 44lb, Pike to 31lb+, Bream to 14lb+ and Roach to 3lb+.

Contact CEMEX Angling on: 01932 583630
Website: www.cemexangling.co.uk

Cheddar Reservoir

Cheddar Reservoir, Axbridge, Somerset

Cheddar Reservoir is approx 80 acres in size and offers specimen Tench in the 6lb to 8lb range and maybe even a double if reports are to be believed. Pike to nearly 30lb, Perch to over 2lb and shoals of quality Roach can also be found at this venue. The reservoir itself is a round bowl shape with concrete steps for the banks, you will therefore need to use an adjustable pod.

Day Tickets as well as Season Tickets are available, however you must purchase your ticket in advance of fishing as no tickets are available on the bank. Fishing times are from dawn to dusk and the water is open all year.

Further information on this venue can be found on the Cheddar Angling Club website.

Frensham Great Pond

Like Blenheim Palace, this is a top water in terms of quantity of fish that can be captured, (although a double figure fish was captured here in the 2001/2002 season). It's size is 60 acres and it is relatively shallow and fringed with sand "beaches". The water produces well on both boilies and traditional baits. This water is a Farnham Angling Society water.

Tel: 01252 320871 for permit information.
Website: www.farnhamanglingsociety.com

Hollowell Reservoir, Anglian Water

Hollowell Reservoir, Anglian Water

Scene of a number of double figure tench catches during the 2004 season, the water record stands at over 11lb. A large 140 acre venue it is generally considered less prolific than Sywell but offers more in the way of mixed species fishing. Boilies permitted and night fishing for permit holders. Not easy! No close season.

Contact Anglian Water on: 01604 446500
Website: www.anglianwater.co.uk
Email: fishing@anglianwater.co.uk

Fishers Green

Hooks Marsh, Fishers Green (Waltham Abbey, Essex)

A 40 acre lake holding some of the largest tench in the Lea Valley. This venue offers an excellent chance of a double-figure fish. The fishing is not easy, however you can be rewarded if you persevere. Other species include Bream to 12lb+, Pike to 26lb and Carp to 27lb+.

Contact CEMEX Angling on: 01932 583630
Website: fishersgreencon.co.uk

Horseshoe Lake

Horseshoe Lake, Carp Society (Lechlade, Gloucestershire)

A 62 acre lake owned by the Carp Society. Situated in the Cotswolds this ex-ARC gravel pit is amongst the finest in the country. Besides the carp which it is renown for, this lake holds specimen Tench to over 12lb, Bream to over 14lb and also specimen Roach, Rudd, Pike and Perch. You need to be a member of the Carp Society to fish this venue.

Tel: 01367 253959
Website: www.thecarpsociety.com

Sywell Reservoir, Northants

Sywell Reservoir, Northants

This water is now available to fish on a ticket at anytime day or night. For information and rules follow this link to the Sywell dedicated pages. Be sure to read the new rules carefully with regard to leger rigs, landing nets and keep nets. A good chance of an 9lb+ Tench here. Tench up to 12lb 12oz have been caught and there are rumours of even larger fish!

Sywell had a great year for specimen Tench during 2007 with more than 10 fish caught over the magic 10lbs weight.

The lake also contains Pike to over 30lb, Roach to over 2lb and also a large number of Perch and Rudd.

Other Top Tench Waters worthy of consideration

  • CEMEX Ryemeads, Roydon, Herts
  • CEMEX Wraysbury 2, Wraysbury, Berks
  • Ringwood & DAA Half Pit, Hants
  • Wintons Fishery, Sussex
  • Taverham Mills, Norwich
  • Rackerhayes, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Ricketts Mere, Landford, Essex

Please note that the above venues may not be day ticket venues and further information should be sought before planning a visit.

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