Evesbatch Old Lake


Longbarns, Evesbatch, Bishops Frome, Herefordshire WR65BD, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Positioned in a pleasant corner of Herefordshire near Bishop’s Frome, the Evesbatch Old Lake is fishing for the old school angler.

This spot is as far as one can get from the flash and flare of commercial fisheries, complete with a focus on nature and the condition of the fish. Fishing is consistent throughout the calendar year, although some report a bit of a hiatus around April and May on account of spawning.

Evesbatch is well-stocked with carp, rudd, and roach. Eels, golden rudd, tench, and perch also populate these waters. The best times for snagging big carp are from June to November, but rudd and coach are game year-round.

This lake is two acres in size, with depths ranging up to a dozen feet.

There are a dozen swims at Evesbatch, with access for disabled anglers along the dam wall.

Anglers can purchase day or night fishing passes, as well as some week-long tickets for a total getaway in the countryside.

What size do the fish go to?

There are resident carp in Evesbatch weighing in up to 25 pounds.

What tactics work well?

Free-lined bread turns up the best carp on the surface, while rudd and roach take a creative but simple approach.

What facilities are on site?

There is sufficient parking for up to 10 cars, with vehicular access along the bank between the third and seventh peg. It’s recommended that just four cars park in this space, however, as rain can turn the place a bit on the muddy side.

Is parking available?

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