Meadowcliff Pool


Cinderford GL14 3JJ, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

This fishery is run by Royal Forest of Dean Angling Club.

A small, pretty pool quite close to Steam Mills lake, Meadowcliff is a hidden gem that is not frequently visited by hikers and mountain bikers. It is located on the site of an old colliery working, with a spoil heap to the west of the pool and remnants of Northern United Colliery to the north.

The lake is leased from Forestry England by RFODAC (name of the fishing club) and can be accessed using FE roads and tracks. The recommended access route is from A4136 Mitchedean to Coleford road.

To reach Meadowcliff from the A4136, head north of Cinderford and pass the set of lights heading towards Coleford. Take a left into the old Northern United Colliery and follow the track for approximately 500 yards. You’ll pass the old Northern United buildings on your right, and you’ll notice a green Forestry gate on your right. Parking is available on the track nearby, ensuring it does not obstruct the track or the gate’s opening arc.

Please exercise caution when driving on the tracks as they can be rough, rutted, and prone to man-sized potholes, especially after wet weather or heavy forestry traffic.

Those with a Forestry key can open the gate and drive to the small car park located adjacent to three of the swims on the north side of the lake.

What size do the fish go to?

The pond at Meadowcliff is stocked with a variety of fish species including carp, crucian carp, roach, rudd, tench, and perch. While specific size ranges are not mentioned, anglers can expect a mix of sizes within each species.

What tactics work well?

Meadowcliff is an ideal location for pleasure fishing in peaceful surroundings. As there is no mention of specific tactics, anglers can employ various methods depending on their preferences and the behavior of the fish species present. It is recommended to use tactics suitable for carp, crucian carp, roach, rudd, tench, and perch.

What facilities are on site?

Facilities at Meadowcliff include parking facilities near the lake, although it is important not to obstruct the track or the gate’s opening arc. As the information does not specify additional facilities, it is advisable to bring along any necessary equipment, supplies, and amenities needed for a day of fishing.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available close to the lake at Meadowcliff. Anglers can park on the track near the green Forestry gate, ensuring it does not obstruct the track or the gate’s opening arc.

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