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Discounts available for Season Tickets purchased during the week of the survey.

Everyone who attends is automatically entered into a draw for a chance to win a Free season ticket plus a raffle with other prizes available.

Netting at Seven Lakes

Netting Demo at Seven Lakes Angling



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The YouTube Bloggers Match returns for a second year this Friday 15th August 2014, with 24 hours booked on Lake 7 followed by a move to Lake 6 for another 24 hour session.

Lake 7 will therefore be closed to the public on Friday and Lake 6 will be closed to the public on Saturday.

The match will finish on Sunday morning, where all lakes will again be open from approx 11am.

This is a private social so please respect their privacy, as they will also be filming their exploits for their YouTube channels.



August 2014 – Back to the Carp

After my recent vacation it was time to catch some carp.

It was my intention to be at the lakes when the gates opened (7am) so I could enjoy the perfect conditions; however I decided to have a lie in and didn’t arrive until 10am!

Luckily the conditions were still ideal for carp, not too warm, a nice breeze and overcast.

I chose the pump house swim (Lake 6) again as it’s been my lucky spot so far this year and there was a decent breeze blowing into my face.

The strength of the wind is important. To a degree the stronger the wind blows the better the carp seem to feed. The stronger the wind the more food items will be pushed in the direction of the wind by the current. This is one of the reasons why fishing with the wind into your face can be more productive

The right rod was baited up with a robin red boillie and fished tight to the bushes. The left rod was fished in the middle with a cube of luncheon meat. I sat tight and waited for the bites to arrive, sadly this did not happen.

At 1pm my fellow bailiff Paul dropped off some carp pellets as part of the august promotion (fish 2 rods and get a free 1kg bag of pellets). At this point I was considering packing up however, I decided to test out the carp pellets! I chucked in 3/4 of a bag (sorry Roy) and fished a pellet on a bait band. Within 10 minutes the reel screamed off and after a brief battle I had a mint common in the net, see photo below.


Whilst waiting for the next bite I decided to use some hot water from my flask to break down some of the pellets to create a paste (a tip from a fellow angler). This also meant I sacrificed my last cup of tea, the things we’ll do to catch a fish!

I had 2 more carp using the bait band approach before attempting to mould the now soggy pellets to create a paste. This approach was messy and limited my casting ability however upon my 3rd cast (the first two ended up in the bushes!) the reel screamed off within 5 minutes and I had this common.


In total I had 4 carp using the pellets; sometimes a different approach is needed.

Don’t forget to ask for your free bag of pellets when fishing two rods at Seven Lakes Angling during August.

Good luck and tight lines.


By Seven Lakes Angling



Targeting a big perch

After finally catching some carp in the last few weeks my confidence was back and I decided it was time to target another species: the perch.

My personal best was around 1lb (nothing to boast about) and it was time for that to change.

The conditions seemed perfect, it was warm but overcast.

Lake 6 was my chosen lake as several decent perch had been caught recently. The bait today was king prawns, this would hopefully eliminate the smaller perch and get me one of the monsters!

I fished on the bottom as although perch prey on smaller fish species, they are known primarily as bottom-feeders.

It was a slow and sleepy morning, especially after my subway breakfast!

Around 1pm the line tightened and then the reel screamed off. I hit the fish and instantly thought it must be a carp due to the initial speed of take. However, after a short battle I was pleasantly surprised to see a large perch appear on the surface.

I weighed the fish and the scales tipped at 3lbs, after allowing for the weight of the net I had a fish of over 2lbs.

I finally had a decent perch and a new personal best!

An added bonus was a decent photo (see below) thanks to regular angler Andy in the next swim who also heard me shouting as I landed the fish!

I’m off on holiday now for a few weeks so good luck with the fishing and tight lines.

Bell’s Blog – Targeting Perch

Bell’s blog–exploits of a fishing bailiff

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Carping On – June 2014

This is my first blog of many hopefully!

After struggling to catch any carp the previous week due to the spawning (that’s my excuse!) I was hesitant about fishing on Sunday.

Having arrived at the lakes late morning to carry out my bailiff duties I was encouraged after speaking to a few of the anglers. Also the sun was shining so at worst I would get a nice tan!

I decided on Lake 6 as it’s my favourite and also closest to the main car park! The usual swims were taken so I plumped for the opposite bank next to the pump house. The carp were active all over the lake with encouraging signs of feeding.

I settled on using trusty spam as the carp love it this time of year. Both rods were free lined to keep things simple and not spook the fish. I varied the size of the cubes on each rod to target both the small and larger carp.

The first bite was within 5 minutes as the right hand rod screamed off. After a brief battle I was slipping the net under a fat common carp weighing just over 11lbs.

The fish continued to bite and in total I landed 6 in just over 3 hours fishing. The fish continued to feed as the sun dropped, a late evening session will be the order of the day next time.

The last fish of the day was one of the new stocked carp, a beautiful 4lb common in pristine condition (picture below).

3lb Perch in Lake 2

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Targeting Perch?  Try Lake 2, where Jimi Buckthorpe recently caught this 3lb Perch.  Can you better that?

Jimi Buckthorpe catches a 3lb Perch on Lake 2

ADVANCE NOTICE – Private Match Lake 7 on Sunday

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Please note that lake 7 will be closed this Sunday 11th May for Swallowfield Fishing Club’s private match.
All other lakes are open as normal.

Send us your pictures please

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We’re getting some great reports of Perch up to 3lb coming out of the lakes recently.

Please send us your pictures.  We would love to see them.  There are several ways to do this;

  1. Upload to our Gallery at sevenlakesangling.net/gallery
  2. email them to us at
  3. Add them to our blog page under Catch Reports at sevenlakesangling.net/blog
  4. Upload them to our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/Sevenlakesangling
  5. Tweet them to our Twitter account @SevenLakesFish

No excuses – get posting!!


No flooding at Seven Lakes – Still open for fishing

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We are frequently asked if the lakes are currently flooded.

We can confirm that we have no flooding at the lakes.  Seven Lakes Angling has remained open throughout the bad weather.  Access is good for Lake 6 & 7, but if you want access to other lakes expect it to be quite muddy!