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Fox’s Pool (Arden Lakes)

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

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Carp and Coarse

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Lake

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Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

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16 swims

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0.5 acres

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Stock: Bream, Carp, Crucian, Roach and Rudd

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Foxs’ Pool is one of Arden Fishery’s six lakes, all holding mixed stocking suited to a variety of fishing styles and so are ideal for fishing in the warmer summer weather and targeting the good numbers of silverfish in the colder winter months on the more sheltered lakes.

It’s our smallest lake at about half an acre in size and being around five feet deep throughout with a fairly even bottom it is easy to fish and is one of the most popular waters at Arden Lakes. The pool is next to the main car park but set in a hollow which both makes it a secluded water for anglers and provides much-needed shelter in poor weather.

Stocked predominantly with many mirrors and common carp in the 2lbs to 5lbs range, it also holds a number of carp to about 10lbs which provide good sport. There are also a good number of silver fish with many quality roach and some bream and perch to about 2lbs.

Fox’s Pool appeals mainly to anglers who want to catch a lot of carp and this makes it a popular match venue for visiting clubs as the pegs offer fairly even fishing in a competition. Although many anglers fish Fox’s Pool using a pole to target the carp in both the deeper water and margins, anglers can also do very well fishing a waggler or method feeder in the margins or deeper water for carp. There are 16 pegs all of which can be used for a club match in the summer, but we do recommend clubs limit numbers to twelve or less in the winter. Being sheltered Fox’s Pool provides excellent sport in the winter with some very good match results even when the lake has been frozen and anglers have broken the ice.

All baits will work well on this lake and the fish respond best to anglers who feed little but often with the carp coming into the margins throughout the day looking for their next meal.

Rules

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 an unhooking mat
  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 – our fish are always hungry

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