Petersfinger Lakes


The Cart Shed, New Bottom Road, Stratford-sub Castle, Salisbury SP4 6AB, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

These two mature lakes were dug in the 40s and 50s, and they are now owned and operated by Salisbury and District Angling Club.

The first lake you come to at this venue is Hand Lake. Depths range from 3ft to 10, and there are plenty of islands and overhangs to target.

The other lake is Clarks Lake. This has depths ranging from 3ft to 11ft, with the first swims you see being the deepest. There’s a good stock of fish in both lakes, and there’s something for every angler here.

What size do the fish go to?

We aren’t too sure about the size of the carp in these lakes. There could be 30lb carp in here and similar sized pike. The club isn’t too keen on sharing fish size with non-members. We can say that there are some lovely sized tench and bream in this lake, as well as some very good size roach and rudd.

What tactics work well?

Both the lakes have plenty of lily pad beds on them, and this is a brilliant place for all fish. You can use corn or pellets for the larger fish and either use the pole or the float rod. You can also use maggots and casters for the smaller fish and catch them all day long.

What facilities are on site?

On-site toilet, easy access to the lake. There is also an otter fence around the entire site.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available a short walk from the lake.

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