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Horseshoe Lake

Little Faringdon, Lechlade GL7 3QQ, UK

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Carp and Coarse

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Intermediate skill level

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76 swims

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62 acres

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Stock: Bream, Perch, Roach, Rudd and Tench


Horseshoe Lake is one of the UK’s most iconic carp fisheries and home to the Carp Society. The 62-acre gravel pit is situated just outside the market town of Lechlade on the borders of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, has 75 swims, many of which are double swims. Home to over 1,000 carp, averaging 20lb and up to 38lb, Horseshoe is run on traditional lines, with a shop, toilet and shower facilities.

We pride ourselves on the care we take to ensure your enjoyment, safety and security. We like to meet all our anglers on their first visit so we can pass on whatever hints and tips we can to assist your choices of swim, baits and techniques. All of our bailiffs are highly experienced anglers and are here to help.

Directions and Access

From 11th June members will be able to book day tickets (48 hour sessions midweek) only- all booked day ticket anglers must

  • Purchase a ticket via this website
  • Report to the Permit holders gate (situated on Burford Road next to the Trout Fishery)
  • arrive between the hours of 11.30 – 12 midday (fishing hours start from 1pm for 48 hours)
  • 48 hours are from 1pm, Fishing hours are not adjustable at this time
  • Call the head bailiff on arrival for access to the lake and collect a fishing ticket
  • NO non fishing guests are permitted at this time
  • No visitors are permitted at this time

Horseshoe is only a few minutes by car from the centre of Lechlade, on the Burford Road. As you leave Lechlade, you’ll see a petrol station and Coop, follow the road over the small rise and then from the roundabout take the first right to the guests entrance gate. Gates are locked outside fishery opening times. Please note the second locked gate (further along the Burford Road) is for Season Ticket Holders only.


Horseshoe Lake Rules 


  • Day tickets will be open for advance bookings only from x date
  • Specific swims are not booked – once you have booked your session you will arrive and pick an available swim
  • Limited number of tickets available per 48 hours (this will be assessed and adjusted accordingly to numbers on the lake)
  • Limited to two rods only in every swim – no third rod option for the time being
  • Weekday sessions only available
  • Maximum of 48 hours per angler
  • MUST BE A CARP SOCIETY MEMBER to book fishing sessions – please do not attempt to proceed without you will not be permitted access to the lake
  • Fishing time is from 1pm on the day of arrival until 1pm on the day of departure (non amendable at this time)
  • Arrival between 11.30am – 12 midday for fishing start at 1pm
  • Report to the permit gate (next to the trout fishery) call the designated number on arrival
  • We would prefer anglers to stay onsite for their 48 hour session, however if necessary you can arrange exit/access between 9am – 5pm with the head bailiff.
  • No non fishing guests are permitted to attend with day tickets at this time.
  • All social distancing rules must be adhered to – we also ask that all anglers carry hand sanitiser and wipes with them.
  • Toilets are open but the showers will remain closed at this time
  • Once booked no refunds or amendments are permitted
  • No dogs allowed


Membership Information

Anglers wishing to fish at Horseshoe Lake must hold a valid Carp Society Membership.
Membership is available for an annual charge of £25 (adults) £10 (juniors).
Purchase Membership (you will be redirected to the Carp Society Website)


Prefer unrestricted fishing please refer to our Permit information (here)