Farnah Lake


Farnah House, Farm Wirksworth Rd, Duffield, Belper DE56 4AQ, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

This fishery is run by Earl of Harrington’s Angling Club.

Farnah Lake is located off Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, Derby, with the postcode DE56 4AQ. The lake was taken on by the Earl in 2017 when it was in a state of disrepair. Significant efforts have been made to restore and improve the lake, aiming to transform it into an authentic ‘Estate Lake’ with enhanced marginal reeds, mature lily beds, and a healthy population of Tench and pure Crucian Carp. The restoration work focuses on improving the fishing pegs and creating a sustainable habitat for the lake’s fish population.

What size do the fish go to?

The lake is being stocked with Tench and pure Crucian Carp. While specific size ranges are not provided, both species have the potential to grow to respectable sizes, offering anglers the opportunity to target quality fish.

What tactics work well?

As the lake is being restored to create an authentic ‘Estate Lake’ environment, traditional tactics for targeting Tench and Crucian Carp in similar settings may prove successful. Anglers can experiment with a range of tactics, such as float fishing with maggots or worms close to the marginal reeds and lily beds. Patience, finesse, and attention to detail are often key when pursuing these species.

What facilities are on site?

It is advisable for anglers to prepare for their visit accordingly, ensuring they have all necessary equipment, supplies, and comforts for their fishing session. Portable seating, a landing net, unhooking mat, and other fishing essentials are recommended.

Is parking available?

Parking for Farnah Lake is available in a large lay-by on the main Wirksworth Road. When approaching from Duffield, the lay-by will be on the right-hand side after passing Croots Farm Shop. Look for the Earl sign on the gate opposite the lay-by. Pedestrian access is permitted, and it is important to keep the gate locked at all times. Only season ticket holders are allowed to fish the lake, and day tickets are not available. Fishing umbrellas or small brolly systems are allowed, and it is crucial to ensure that access around the lake is not restricted. Dogs are not permitted due to the presence of livestock, and fires/barbecues are prohibited. Anglers should closely follow the rules outlined in their season ticket.

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