Dark Lane Ponds


Blackfield, Near Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1WB, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The Dark Lane Ponds are part of the Mopley Farm Fishery, naturally part of the Mopley Farm on the Manor of Cadland site.

The fishery was founded in 1984 as a trout facility, but it became a coarse fishery in 1990. The Manor of Cadland entered the arrangement in 1998 and since then the fishery has been restocked regularly and managed with care.

Dark Lane Ponds is a general mixed coarse fishery, comprised of two ponds on the edge of a nature reserve.

This is a disabled-friendly site.

Stocks include carp, tench, bream, perch, roach, crucians, and rudd.

Dark Lane Ponds is a members only fishery. Night fishing is permitted with a pass.

What size do the fish go to?

Carp range up to 20 pounds. Tench weigh up to eight pounds, while bream run up to five pounds. Perch and roach up to three pounds are common, while crucians span up to one pound.

What tactics work well?

Ledgering pellets and boilies will help land the large carp at Dark Lane Ponds, but surface-fishing with dog biscuits can also do the trick.

Float-fishing with corn is good for picking up tench, while a groundbait feeder with a pellet on the line will do for snagging the bream.

What facilities are on site?

The facilities on location are lean, but there are some tackle shops and accommodations in Southampton.

Motor campers and caravans are permitted at Dark Lane Ponds.

Is parking available?

There are two small car parks at Mopley Pond and a larger lot near the upper Dark Lane Ponds, both of which provide access for disabled anglers.

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