Petersfield Heath


Sussex Rd, Petersfield GU31 4LB, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Overseen by the Petersfield Town Council, the Heath Pond is a 22-acre site that undergone significant changes over the years.

Once renowned for packing major carp, the spot today is part of the 69-acre property that spans the Heath. That’s opened the lake up to boating and for those who love bird-watching, with plenty of waterfowl to see on the water.

Fishing is permitted on the Heath Pond, but passes must be arranged with a water bailiff.

The history of the Heath Pond has it once named Petersfield Heath and teeming with large fish. A stretch of blue-green algae took down most of the fish, but things have been revitalized over the years – even if this doesn’t have the markings of a traditional fishery.

Those who love nature and beautiful environments will find plenty to do at and around the Heath Pond.

What size do the fish go to?

According to reports, the Heath Pond once held carp over 40 pounds. Some have reported carp of 30 to 20 pounds, but it’s hard to get much of a read on these fish stories.

What tactics work well?

There are general rules of conduct from the Petersfield Town Council that visitors to the Heath are expected to follow.

Boats are allowed on the pond, but motorized boats are prohibited.

What facilities are on site?

There are lots of facilities at the Heath site, including boat rentals and refreshments at the Plump Duck. This kiosk provides everything from ice cream to paninis.

Customers can also buy duck food to feed the waterfowl.

Is parking available?

There is ample parking at the Heath Pond.

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