Yateley Mill Lane


Yateley GU46 7TN, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

This fishery is run by Farnham Angling Society.

Mill Lane is an eight-acre lake located in a secluded and private setting. It is one of the Society’s main specimen waters and offers an attractive and secure environment for anglers. The lake is known for its large and impressive Carp, with Mirror Carp, Common Carp, and Grass Carp all exceeding 40lb in size. Additionally, the lake is home to Pike up to 12lb+, Perch up to 2lb, Bream up to 15lb, Rudd up to 1lb, Eels up to 6lb, and both male and female Tench reaching double-figure weights (10lb 14oz for females and 11lb 6oz for males).

This venue requires a dedicated approach and offers significant rewards for patient and committed anglers. The fishing can be challenging due to the abundant weed, but the catches can be impressive, with colossal fish of various species present.

What size do the fish go to?

The lake is home to various specimen-sized fish. The Carp species include Mirror Carp, Common Carp, and Grass Carp, all exceeding 40lb in size. The lake also contains Tench, Eels, Bream, Pike, Perch, and Rudd, with some of them reaching significant sizes.

What tactics work well?

Anglers at Mill Lane use specialist tactics to target the large Carp and other species present. Due to the abundant weed, presentation can be challenging, and knowing the exact landing spot of the bait is crucial for success. Some successful tactics include finding holes in the weed using marker floats and casting baits into those areas with free offerings. Fishing over a bed of hemp has also yielded good results. For Pike, suspended dead baits fished above or on the weed can be effective, especially during the winter months.

What facilities are on site?

The venue provides a secure parking area within the fishery. Members must ensure that the gate is locked at all times, even if it was open on their arrival. Unattended wheelbarrows are not allowed on-site. The pond is fenced and secluded, offering a pleasant and private fishery experience for members.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available within the fishery premises. Members are requested to park within the fishery and not on the public highway. Three car parks are provided within the fishery area, and a specific lay-by on the track is reserved for disabled anglers only. Parking the gate must be locked at all times to ensure security.

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