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Ham Green Lakes – Top Lake

Chapel Pill Ln, Pill, Bristol BS20, UK

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Coarse fishing only

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Beginner and Intermediate

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30 swims

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3 acres

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Stock: Bream, Carp, Perch, Roach and Tench


Stunning Natural Lake offering Coarse fishing (top lake) and Carp fishing (bottom lake) in beautiful surroundings.

Ham Green Lake (or Lakes, as it is split in two) has been around a long time and is a very natural and beautiful venue. We know that the road crossing the bottom lake was originally roman. The middle of the lake divides the boundary between Pill and Abbots Leigh. The lake was used as a water supply for the Hospital in Ham Green. Ham Green Hospital was used to treat patients returning from the Crimean war, it was also an isolation hospital. Bill, the owner, used to fish the lake way back in the 1960’s. The lake was then owned by the City of Bristol Angling Club and you had to also get a day ticket from Veal’s fishing tackle shop. Over the year’s many things’s have happened to the lake and has changed hand’s a few times. At present, Bill Hunt. Bill and his bailiff Tom have done wonders to bring it up to a fantastic venue to fish. The lake is split in two making it possible to create the top lake as a coarse lake and the bottom lake as a carp lake. The top lake was recently restocked with over 11,000-course fish, a mixed batch of Roach, Rudd, Bream, Perch and Tench. There is car parking at the end of the bottom lake.

Directions and Access

Ham Green Lake is tucked away down Chapel Hill Lane and is best accessed from the Eden Office Park, (West) end of the lane. The lane is narrow so please drive sensibly.
Sat Nav is reliable to the postcode, BS20 0FHL and there is parking on site.


  1. Barbless or Micro-Barbed hooks only.
  2. No multiple hook rigs.
  3. No braided mainlines.
  4. No peanuts to be used as bait.
  5. Please be sensible when free-baiting and avoid using excessive quantities.
  6. If you pre-bait a vacant swim that does not guarantee you the use of that swim when you arrive to fish. Swims are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  7. Unhooking mats must be used for carp, tench or large bream
  8. Keepnets are permitted for silverfish only, no carp, tench or large bream to be retained.
  9. Please take your litter home. You will be held responsible for any litter discarded in the swim you are fishing or vacating (even if it’s not yours).
  10. No bathing, sub-aqua, wading or swimming on the lake.
  11. Persons must enter grounds by the proper access points and keep strictly to the bank sides.
  12. The use of radios, televisions, musical instruments and guns is prohibited.
  13. Baited rods must not be left unattended at any time.
  14. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult (with a valid ticket).
  15. All fish are the sole property of Ham Green Lakes and must be returned to the swim where caught. NO FISH TO BE TAKEN OR KILLED.
  16. Cars are parked on or adjacent to the site at the owner’s risk, Ham Green Lakes accept no liability for theft from or damage to vehicles whilst on site.