Gold Lane, Government Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2PT, United Kingdom
Bat Lake is a very popular lake at the Gold Valley complex in Hampshire. It is a small lake of one acre but has plenty of features to fish to, including lilly pads and an island. Thanks to the layout of the lake, it can often seem like you are fishing this lake by yourself, even if every peg is full.
The lake is 4ft in some parts but under a foot in others. This makes seeing fish nice and easy, and there are plenty of fish to see.
What size do the fish go to?
Bat Lake holds a very good stock of f1s. There are also tench, rudd, roach, bream and perch. The carp in Bat Lake go to 16lbs. While the carp aren’t too big, this is a very popular lake with match anglers as there are lots of good-sized fish to catch, so a mixed bag on this lake can easily top 80lbs on a good session.
What tactics work well?
All methods will work on Bat Lake. You can even use boilies to good effect here. However, many anglers use corn and meat to get the job done. The pole is a go-to method on this lake. The method feeder shouldn’t be ignored, though. A feeder next to the island or lily pads could secure you one of the larger fish in the lake.
What facilities are on site?
There is a good quality tackle and bait shop on site, toilets and a lovely cafe for a bite while you wait for a bite.
Is parking available?
Yes, there is ample park near the lake.