AddressGrange Pond, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 2ET, United Kingdom
Grange Pond is a stunning lake that is home to a variety of fish species throughout the year. Reeds surround the most of the lake, and other types of weeds are in isolated patches at the water’s edge. The Members Only water is in Long Eaton, and the only way to enter it is by a single closed gate that can only be opened with the same key.
There are thirty permanent pegs. Some of the pegs are accessible to those using wheelchairs, and a footpath goes all the way around the lake, so there is reasonable access to all of the pegs. Carp, tench, pike, bream, roach, perch, and chub are some of the fish introduced into the lake. Even though you have to pass through a housing complex to reach the Pond, the peaceful atmosphere, lush bankside greenery, and abundant wildlife will make you feel as though you are “out in the country.”
What size do the fish go to?
It is home to carp that can weigh over twenty pounds, tench that can weigh up to eight pounds, and roach that can weigh up to one and one-quarter pounds, bream that can weigh up to nine pounds, perch that can weigh up to three pounds, and pike that can weigh over twenty pounds. Additionally, there are chub, gudgeon, and “cocky” ruffe in the area, in addition to possibly other species.
The current record for a three-hour match is 67 pounds and four ounces, which was caught in one of the clubs’ Monday evening sweeps. In November of 2017, the score of 82–03 was used to win a contest that lasted for five hours. The current practice at the club is to replenish the carp population annually.
What tactics work well?
During the warmer months, the water is more receptive to a large number of different approaches. Tench and carp inhabit the borders of the lake all the way around, and excellent roach and perch can be caught in close proximity to the water’s edge. Casters, maggots, sweet corn, bread, pellets, and paste are the best baits to use while fishing with a pole or rod and line (waggler); but worm can also be effective in some situations. It is preferable to feed it in small amounts frequently, or to simply lay down a carpet and wait.
What facilities are on site?
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available.