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.
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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
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 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
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.