Lightmoor Pool


Speech House Rd, Cinderford GL14 3HU, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Just off the B4226 outside of Cinderford is where anglers will find Lightmoor Pool, a great spot for carp.

This spot is owned and operated by the Royal Forest of Dean Angling Club. There are plenty of matches at this lake, so be sure to check any Club handbooks for more information on getting a line in the water.

According to multiple reports, fishing the Lightmoor Pool isn’t the easiest. This water is recommended for intermediate and advanced fishing, with plenty of fish putting up a more than vigorous fight. Anglers prepared to put in a good day’s work will find rewards at Lightmoor, but casual sporting is not on the agenda.

A good head of carp in this pool includes mirror, common, and some F1s, so there are plenty of challenges. Silver fish also frequent this lake, along with barbel, bream, crucians, eels, gudgeons, perch, roach, and tench.

Along with Lightmoor, the Royal Forest of Dean Angling Club operates several bodies of water in the titular forest, with a high dedication to detail. The Club was in the news recently after poachers stole from Lightmoor Pool, so anglers can rest assured that respect for their sport and their stock is top-notch.

The Club is a member of the Angling Trust and Fish legal.

What size do the fish go to?

Reports suggest bags of over 100 pounds are regularly taken from Lightmoor Pool.

What tactics work well?

Carp often patrol the far banks and nearside margin in particular, so the serious angler will stake out the right spot and settle in for a battle.

Fishing is only permitted on the near side of the lake. Keepnets are only permitted in cases of organized matches.

What facilities are on site?

Conditions at Lightmoor Pool are lean but clean, with plenty of foot access to the water. Pathways are clear and easy enough to navigate for those who can contend with a bit of a slope here and there.

Is parking available?

Parking is available.

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