This is the jewel in the Associationâ€™s crown, a complex consisting of five well established lakes in very pleasant wooded surroundings. All of the ponds contain everything from small Roach to large Carp, However, please be aware of the rules for each pond regarding the use of Bivvies and electronic bite indicators. A key is required for this complex. Around 150 pegs are available with fishing to cater for all tastes.
No 1 Pond. This is a general coarse lake and is noted for the large Water
Lilly Beds that are home to Tench in excess of 8lbs. Also resident are
Carp, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Chub, Barbel and Pike. There is an
average depth of 4-5ft and fish fall to most popular baits. Parking is available behind some pegs and access is very good to the rest of the pond. Night fishing is allowed (with night permit) however, Bivvies are not allowed on this lake. Electronic bite indicators are only allowed between Dusk and Dawn.
No 2 Pond. Although this could be classed as general coarse lake, this is
The one to fish if large Carp and Pike are your main target. Roach and
Skimmers can be caught by anglers using maggots or casters but the majority of anglers fishing this pond do so for the Carp using specialist baits and tackle. Depths range from 3-11ft and there is a tree covered island to fish to. Access is very good with car parking close by.
Night fishing is allowed (with night permit). Bivvies and electronic bite
Indicators are allowed on this lake at any time.
No 3 & 4 Ponds.These lakes contain a general mix of coarse fish and
are surrounded by very comfortable pegs. Depths vary from 5-12ft and
access around the ponds is quite easy with most pegs no more than
200 metres from ample car parking. Night fishing is allowed (with night
permit) but as in No1 Pond, Bivvies are not allowed but electronic bite indicators may be used between Dusk and Dawn.
No 5 Pond. Another mixed coarse lake with some specimen Carp present. This lake has far more weed growth in the summer months than the other lakes creating another challenge for those that fish it, however, access to one side of the lake is very good, making it very popular with night anglers (night permit required). As with No2 pond, Bivvies and electronic bite indicators can be used at any time.
All these ponds are Members Only. No Closed Season, Open all year.
How to get there.
From Nottingham follow Hucknall Road to Moorbridge, just before the bridge turn right at the traffic lights into Bestwood Road. Continue along
This road through Bestwood Village, approx Â˝ mile beyond the village
Look for Goosedale Lane on the right, the entrance to the Ponds is 50
Metres beyond this.
From the North follow the A60 towards Nottingham. At the traffic lights turn right into Forest Lane (B6011) towards Hucknall.
Continue along this road in to Papplewick Village and at the Griffins Head crossroads turn left
Into Moor Road. After 1 mile you pass under a railway bridge, the entrance to the ponds are approx 200 Metres beyond this on the left.
There are now many places to park at this complex, all car parks and tracks have been fully surfaced with stone. please avoid parking on the grassed areas.