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Orchard Lake (Arden Lakes)

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

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Carp and Coarse

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Intermediate and Advanced

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5 swims

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1.5 acres

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Stock: Carp



Regarded as Arden Lakes specimen carp water, Orchard Lake is one of the original lakes at the fishery. The lake is surrounded by mature trees and woodland so has many sheltered pegs for anglers from both the sun in the summer and the wind and rain in the winter, providing good sport throughout the year. Dating back to the 1940s the lake was used as an irrigation reservoir for Snitterfield Fruit Farm but for the last 10 years has been solely used for angling. Orchard Lake is the biggest of our waters at just over one and a half acres in size and has gently sloping margins which continue to run down to an average of about twelve feet deep in the centre of the lake.

Orchard is stocked with predominatly double figure carp up to mid twenties; we have netted out most of the silver fish with the help of AE Fisheries to encourge further weight gain along with an extensive feeding programme by BP Milling.


These rules are to help maintain the health and welfare of our fish and the enjoyment of fellow anglers.

Day ticket Anglers

  1. Anglers must use 42″ landing nets on Orchard and Oak Lake.
  2. No keepnets
  3. On Orchard Lake a suitable sized unhooking mat or preferably a cradle  must be used
  4. Two rods maximum per angler
  5. Barbless hooks only no bent or curved hooks to be used
  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 ,failure to do so will result in a ban
  11. No dogs
  12. No guests on site after 7:30 pm
  13. Minimum 10lb line and size 8 barbless hooks on Orchard and Oak Lake.
  14. No fixed leads or any other death rig.
  15. Rigs must be safe with the lead able to eject if the fish gets snagged. Korda style clips are acceptable but the rubbers must not be forced down too tightly preventing the lead from ejecting.
  16. Klin- ik or similar carp care kit for treatment of hook and other marks is encouraged and appreciated.

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