Elton Carp & Catfish Lakes

Welcome to the Elton Carp & Catfish Lakes

Elton Carp & Catfish lakes are two popular purpose-built Carp & Catfish fishing lakes, near Newnham on Severn. We welcome anglers from Gloucestershire and beyond to our lovely lakes.

Press Report

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The Carp Lakes at Elton
The Carp Lakes at Elton.

The Barn Lake

This lake (the right hand lake in the photo) is our original lake with two islands. The banks have mature trees around.

There are  10 pegs and a good assortment of Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Specimen Ghost Carp and Ten Japanese Jumbo Koi. The latest addition to this Lake is a handful of specialist WELS Catfish. This Lake is a well known lake due to the ‘Original’ Carp being almost Black in colour. Very challenging Lake with a bottom of Weed

Photo of Winter on the Barn Lake
Winter on the Barn Lake

A car accessible peg on level ground is available for wheelchair users (as above) on the top lake. Other easy access pegs are available on both lakes.

The Carp Lakes at Elton
The original Carp Lakes at Elton 2009

The Horseshoe Lake

We opened the Horseshoe lake (left-hand lake in the photo) as a purpose built match lake in June 2007. The classification of this Lake has been changed as of 2018 to a non Match Lake. This is due to the Fish outgrowing the commonly recognised Match Lake criteria & from the introduction of WELS Catfish

This Lake has been stocked with some very strong breeds of Carp such as the Laney Bloodline.

Every year the fish have spawned twice with thousands of fry evident in the margins in the Summer/Autumn.

We have already had a good number of 20lb+ Carp up to a 27lb Mirror Carp grown within this Lake. There are plenty of Variations of colour with a good head of colourful Ghost Carp

Due to the colour of water and Clay content this Lake can present some challenges and should not be overlooked as an easy ‘Runs’ Water. Presentation and Attraction is key in catching

When ground conditions permit it is possible to drive your tackle to your peg and then return your car to the car park.

This Lake is a local favourite for Night Fishing

The Team

Elton Fishery Manager

Elton Bailiff Gavin

Elton Bailiff Terry

Elton Bailiff Ian


Very close by are Elton Giant Mazes, Redhill Extreme Bike Park and BattleSports where the non-anglers in your group can have fun while you fish.
There is also Pirate Island mini golf just across the road.

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