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Alastair’s Bridge (Arden Lakes)

Arden Lakes, Ingon Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0QF, UK

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Carp and Coarse

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Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

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17 swims

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1 acres

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Stock: Bream, Carp, Crucian, Perch and Roach


One of Arden Lakes six lakes, Alistair’s Bridge at about an acre in size, has a central island with about six feet of water along the roadside bank, and an average of four feet of water around the rest of the pool. Fishing is from decking platforms with those having some shelter from the wind being the most popular for anglers. There are 23 platforms ,we suggest 20 is a good maximum number for a club match. The pool contains many carp averaging about 4lbs, with the occasional double figure fish. There is also plenty of silverfish including roach and skimmer bream plus the occasional barbel and tench.

Anglers using a pole usually do very well, but more traditional waggler fishing and feeders cast across to the island can also be very productive. All baits work well and it is usually best to feed gently to begin with and then once the carp are in your swim increase the quantity of loose feed to keep them there. Later in the day, the margins which can be quite deep should be targeted once the fish have settled over your bait. Alistair’s Bridge is a firm favourite with many of our regular day ticket anglers and fishes well throughout the year.


These rules are to help maintain the health and welfare of our fish:

Day ticket Anglers

  1. Anglers will use their own landing nets, large enough for the size of fish in the lake
  2. No keepnets
  3. On Orchard Lake use  a suitable size unhooking mat or cradle
  4. Two rods maximum per angler
  5. Barbless hooks only
  6. No surface fishing, floating baits, floating freebies or bubble floats
  7. No bread to be used as bait or thrown into the lakes
  8. No barbeques
  9. Gates close at 7:30 pm in the summer, 5.30 pm in the winter
  10. Take all litter home with you
  11. No dogs

Additional Club Match Rules

  1. We provide landing nets and keepnets and will count the number issued and returned
  2. Dry nets on bank before and after use, 60lbs net limit
  3. Carp over 3lbs in one net, smaller carp and silvers in the second net
  4. Use our weighing sling
  5. Bread can be used as a sinking hook bait only in the winter
  6. Put unused bait in the lake as our fish are always hungry

Anglers are responsible for their own safety, all accidents must be reported before leaving the fishery