Fishing at Scarletts

Fishing at Scarletts

On this page we give some pointers on how, when and where to catch the fish. Much depends on the time of the year, weather, equipment being used and finally and perhaps most importantly, your own ability. Much of the information given has been gleaned from the Bailiffs, who themselves regularly fish the various venues. For the protection of our waters against poaching, we have not identified precisely each venues location.

The 5 acre Scarletts lake is in a quiet woodland setting holds carp, tench, bream, roach, rudd, and perch. This is an ancient (16th century) lake which powered furnaces once upon a time.

Please be aware we have Carp up to 16lb and Tench 6-8lbs+.

Parking: see Rule book.

New Works Carried Out - July 2020

We’ve been busy carrying out some extension landscape work at our Scarlett’s lake. Works carried out includes;
• Repair and renovation of overflow car park
• Repair and renovation of banks and swims
Take a peek of works in progress imagery by clicking on the links below.

Definitely fishes best, in early morning and late evening, lovely setting in the valley. Steady swim feeding produces consistent bags of Tench and Bream with decent Roach and Rudd in between.

James H
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Species Method(s) Comments
Rudd, Roach, Perch, Bream, Tench & Carp Ledger & Float Tench – use boilies (mini to 14); sweetcorn, maggot, pellet, bread & worm. Fishes best early and late. Lots of 6-8 lb fish caught in summer.
Ledger Floating baits Carp - use boilies (mini to 14); sweetcorn, luncheon meat. floating bread. Strong lines recommended as large carp bolt straight to the lily pads. Carp generally run to 16lbs maximum.
Ledger & Float Bream - sweetcorn, pellet, maggot caster & worm and combinations of these.
Ledger & Float Roach - sweetcorn, pellet, maggot caster, hemp & bread
Rudd - sweetcorn, pellet, maggot caster, hemp & bread.
Ledger & Float Perch - maggot & worm
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BDAS Membership Fees

The waiting list is open, but please be aware our waiting list is approximately 5 years presently.

See below for details.

Members fee's are due on or by the 1st April each year for existing members. Please note, renewal forms will be posted out to each member in March.

Membership Type Annual Subscription Joining Fee
16 years (as at 15th March) or older
£90.00 £60.00
12 - 15 years (as at 15th March)
£5.00 £5.00
11 years or younger (as at 15th March)
£5.00 ---
Companion (non-fishing) £5.00 ---
Ladies key (to access toilet block) Free ---
Membership Application

All new applicants and existing members should note the following:

  • (1) No night fishing during the first year of membership.
  • (2) Members under 16 years of age must be in the company of an adult member of the Society when fishing.