Hawford Bridge Fishery


Chatley House, Hawford, WR3 7SE, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Featuring four lakes and a handful of cottages with a view of the Malvern hills, the Hawford Bridge Fishery is a great spot to get away.

This exceptional run of lakes starts with Penlake, the most popular of the waters at this spot. This lake features depths of five feet around the sides and can plunge to about nine feet in the middle, with diverse reed beds and an island dotting the landscape. There are twenty pegs.

Broomhill is the second lake, a similar spot to Penlake in that it contains a central island and reeds. This lake is about four feet deep around the beds, with an eight-foot middle. Overhanging willows add to the picturesque environs.

Bridge Lake is at the far end of Hawford Bridge. This features plenty of back cover, with 15 pegs in total.

Reddings is the newest lake on the property. This one boasts a large stock of carp, but the fish are on the small side. The water is wide open, with depths running six feet along a flat even bed. There are 25 pegs on Reddings.

What size do the fish go to?

The summer 2017 record for match play was 372 pounds in a five-hour contest. Ghost carp in these waters can tally up to 21 pounds.

There is a heavyweight in Broomhill that fights at a weight of 23 pounds, so be warned.

Bridge has mirrors and commons ranging to 21 pounds.

What tactics work well?

The pegs along the causeway are the best pegs in Broomhill, especially if anglers want a chance at the all-star colossus in the lake. Fishing the margins is also useful here, while good action can be found against the island and reeds.

Margin fishing is great at Penlake, too.

What facilities are on site?

There are cottages for rent at Hawford Bridge Fishery. These are set in a farmhouse and can be booked by the week. Free fishing is included when anglers book a cottage, although night fishing is not allowed.

Is parking available?

Parking is available at Hawford Bridge.

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