Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5SF, United Kingdom
Coking Farm Fishery Information
Within easy reach of the A40, Coking Farm Fishery is close to the town of Gillingham, Dorset, and is regarded as one of the finest carp fisheries in the South West. The fishery is a well-established facility with no fewer than eight well-stocked lakes in a pleasant location.
Coking Farm Fishery is an excellent choice for the specimen fisherman and attracts anglers from far afield. There are many different challenges on each lake. The lakes are around 4-acres in size and feature a number of pegs while not being overcrowded.
Fish in the waters include common and mirror carp and catfish, many to impressive sizes, and each lake is well-stocked. Tickets are a variety of day, 24-hr and 48-hr options, with a week ticket also available. Disabled anglers are welcome at the dedicated bays.
As a popular and major fishing destination 24-hr tickets must be booked 7 days in advance, while others can be bought at the shop on arrival. Visitors are asked to abide by a set of sensible rules that are clearly displayed on the fishery website.
What size do the fish go to at Coking Farm Fishery?
Fish in each of the 8 lakes are as follows:
Orchard Lake – stocked with 175 carp between 14lb and 34lb.
Meadow Lake – common and mirror carp up to 44lb, with 50 over 30lb.
Oak Lake – common and mirror carp in the 40lb-plus region, and catfish of 76lb!
Woodland Lake – carp in the late 30lb area, catfish more than 60lb.
Long Lake – carp up to 32lb, catfish of more than 60lb.
Clover Lake – 800 carp between 10lb and 35lb.
Rush Lake – carp up to 36lb
Alder Lake – well stocked with carp up to the high 20lb and catfish in the 30lb.
What facilities are on site?
Coking Farm has a shower and toilet block as well as a tackle shop that also serves hot drinks and refreshments.
Is parking available?
There is more than ample parking close to the lakes with designated disabled parking bays included.