St. James Lake


12 Hinton Road, Brackley, Northamptonshire NN13 7EQ, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

With a total surface area of five acres, St. James’ Lake is a wonderful location for nature lovers. Walking, running, feeding the ducks and geese, and having a picnic in the park are all popular activities for both adults and children. The lake is also home to a bustling fishing club managed by the Brackley & District Angling Club.

The fishery in St. James Lake is  a mixed coarse fishery with a thriving population of coarse fish species such as bream, carp, roach, rudd, tench, crucian/hybrid carp, perch, pike, chub, and gudgeon. The depth of the lake bottom is rather consistent with the deepest point measuring approximately 6 feet, the average depth measuring 5 feet, with steep margin drop-offs.

Even though the lake has plenty of reeds and overhanging trees to increase its peripheral activity, the most notable feature of the lake is an island  fringed with willows and located at the eastern end of the water body..

The Club runs a junior fishing club during the summer months and offers tuition days for total beginners of all ages. There is a full match program that runs throughout the season to accommodate all of the various forms of angling.

What size do the fish go to?

Information not available

What tactics work well?

Coarse fishing tactics, but because the Club and its membership place a high priority on fish conservation and fish care, individuals who seek to fish for carp or pike are subject to additional regulations and must use specific fishing tackle.

What facilities are on site?

Info not available

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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