Fishery Facts

Size:14 Acres
No Of Swims.:31
Carp Stock:400+
Venue Record:45lb
Avg. Weight:26lb
Max Rods:3
Other Species:Bream to 16lb+

The Fishery

Online booking

You can book you’re fishing online through the website up to 30 days in advance for day tickets, Exclusive booking dates are available by contacting Nick on 07766416223. These can be booked ahead of the 30 days.


Please enter all the required details into the booking system and it will generate a ticket for the dates and times you have chosen to fish. Once you have confirmed and paid for your ticket online you will receive an email confirmation and text message with a link to your ticket which will include all your booking details and the gate code for the duration of your trip. This is your ticket, please bring it with you. The bailiffs will ask to see your ticket so please make sure it’s available at all times when you are on the venue. Please note you will be asked to leave the fishery if you can’t produce a valid ticket when asked. Guests can’t be added at a later date so please make sure they are added and paid for on booking your day ticket. One family member guest per day ticket. Guest’s tickets are not available to friends of anglers.

Carp Care Guide

Looking after the fish you catch should always be your priority. Unhooking mats must be used at all times and fish should be treated with a dedicated carp antiseptic treatment such as kryston’s "Klin-ik" or the Korda care kits, these can be used on any minor cuts, or sores that may be present on the fish. Always make sure you keep any treatment away from the eyes and gills of the fish. Fish must never be left un-attended on the mat at any time and must be kept wet at all times. Fish are not to be retained in anyway except while photography equipment is being set up – sacks and keepnets are NOT allowed and fish may only be retained in a landing net or securely attached floating retainer sling for a short period of time.When photographing fish, watches, rings etc which may cause damage to the fish must be removed and the fish held low over the unhooking mat; anglers must not stand up while holding them. Fish should be returned as soon as possible after capture, support them in the water until they have recovered before releasing. - See more at: http://www.sandhurstlake.co.uk/the-fishery/#sthash.x5tiybDl.dpuf

Fishery Rules

The Sandhurst Lake is the youngest lake on the Yateley Complex and is situated to the east of the complex. It is becoming the most well known on the complex due to the fantastic day ticket fishing it provides. It is a relatively shallow lake with depths from 2 to 10ft, with an average of approximately 5ft. There is one island from which fishing is permitted, and numerous sand bars and features that can be easily located from a choice of more than 31 swims.

Some 400 carp are present in the fishery, the majority resulting from a 1998 stocking of fish averaging some 3lb in weight. These young fish now average over the 20lb mark and there are stacks of 25lb-plus fish and quite literally dozens of 30s with more and more coming through every season.

Very few day ticket waters give you the chance of a 40lb carp but the Sandhurst venue record currently stands at 43lb+ with several more over 40lb.

Please Note.. The Fishery is a secure site and can only be accessed on the purchase of a ticket or by prior arrangement.
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Fish Care
Looking after the fish you catch should always be your priority. Unhooking mats must be used at all times and fish should be treated with a dedicated carp antiseptic treatment such as kryston’s "Klin-ik" or the Korda care kits, these can be used on any minor cuts, or sores that may be present on the fish. Always make sure you keep any treatment away from the eyes and gills of the fish. Fish must never be left un-attended on the mat at any time and must be kept wet at all times. Fish are not to be retained in anyway except while photography equipment is being set up – sacks and keepnets are NOT allowed and fish may only be retained in a landing net or securely attached floating retainer sling for a short period of time.When photographing fish, watches, rings etc which may cause damage to the fish must be removed and the fish held low over the unhooking mat; anglers must not stand up while holding them. Fish should be returned as soon as possible after capture, support them in the water until they have recovered before releasing.

Fishery Rules
1.  Cars must be parked in the car parks provided. Do not block or park in front of any fishery gates. PLEASE shut all gates after you when leaving or arriving at the venue.

2.  Anglers fishing swims along the road bank are permitted to unload their vehicle adjacent to their chosen swim but should immediately move their vehicles into the car park once unloaded. The road is in constant use and must not be blocked for any reason.

3.  Rods must NOT be left unattended at any time while fishing. Anglers Found off their rods will be asked to leave the fishery without a refund.

4.  A maximum of three rods are allowed per angler all three rods must be in the same swim. You must have a valid E.A Rod license and if fishing with three rods the appropriate number of license’s to cover them.

5. Barbed/Micro Barbed Hooks only, No Long Curved Shank hooks, Fox series 5, Long Shank Nailer etc, they cause mouth damage. Barbless hooks size 16 and under may be used for silver fish. Single hook rigs only. NO ZIG RIGS

6. No unaccompanied juniors (under 18)

 7.  No Guests - Anglers accompanied by a non fishing partner is allowed and must be booked when purchasing a day ticket prior to fishing.

8. Only designated named or numbered Swims may be fished. No swim-building or clearing is permitted. 

9. Fish are not to be retained in anyway except while photography equipment is being set up – retaining fish in sacks is NOT permitted. Fish may only be retained in a landing net or floating retainer sling for a short period of time.

10. Anglers must be in possession of an assembled landing net when fishing - at least 42’’ and unhooking mat of sufficient size to protect a 40lb+ fish Preferably with sides. Weigh slings must also be of sufficient size.

11. Before lifting any fish from the water it should be checked to make sure that fins are flat against the body.

12. NO Boats, BAIT BOATS, antisocial behavior, guns, fires, swimming, drugs or heavy drinking. Drug and Alcohol abuse will not be tolerated, those found intoxicated will be asked to leave the fishery.

13. Dogs must be kept on a lead and under control and any mess cleared up.

14. BAIT RESTRICTIONS - NO PEANUTS OR PRESERVED BAITS TO BE USED including SHELFLIFE BOILIES hookbaits excluded. All particle baits such as seeds, Tigernuts, peas and beans must be well soaked, well cooked and used in moderation.  No Zig Rigs in any form. Maggots can only be used from 1st January to 1st March

15. The use of BBQ’s is permitted. If you use a disposable BBQ please ensure it is disposed of safely with the rest of your litter.

16. Toilet facilities/Portable toilets are available for use on site and should be used, please keep these clean, thank you! Anyone found defecating on the bankside or grounds around the lake will be ban for life and named and shamed. CCTV is now in operation.

17. Marker floats must not be left out in swims, they must be wound in after use. 

18. **YOU MUST HAVE A CARP CARE KIT**Checks will be done to make sure anglers have the approprriate treatment to treat hook wounds etc. Please make sure you have some or you will be asked to leave the fishery. 

19. Any fish found to be stressed or dead should be reported to a bailiff or fishery manager immediately. 

20. Fixed leads are not allowed - RIGS WILL BE CHECKED BY OUR BAILIFFS.
Leadcore is permitted but not exceeding 1metre in length.

21. No fish from external sources to be brought onto the site (NO LIVE BAITING). No fish are to be taken out of your swim. No fish are to be taken off site under any circumstance,        This will result in prosecution to the highest level.

22. Pike fishing is only allowed from October 1st to March 1st.

23. All fish caught must be returned to the water unharmed (no fish to be taken away or killed).

24.NO LITTER - TAKE IT HOME WITH YOU, You will be asked to leave if there is litter in or around your swim whether yours or not. We now operate a zero tolerance policy against leaving rubbish. If you are found to of left rubbish by mistake or on purpose you will be banned from the fishery.

25. Use of lighting at night should be kept to a minimum.

26. No Excessive noise

27. Please ensure your nets, mats and weigh slings are dry before entering the fishery, those to be found arriving with wet equipment will be asked to leave immediately. Dip tanks Must be used for slings mats and nets on entering the fishery. THIS WILL BE CHECKED

28. Fishing in the River Blackwater is strictly forbidden.

29. Wading is not permitted except for landing fish.

30.  Bailiffs will be conducting regular rig checks to ensure anglers are using safe rigs. If unsure please ask.

31. If you are found to be breaking the rules you will be asked to leave the fishery, no matter how long you have been on site or how far you have travelled. Breaking the rules could lead to a lifetime ban and prosecution.

32. Please show consideration to fellow anglers by keeping noise and disturbance to a minimum.

33. Anglers must only fish their own water. Anglers fishing across swims or more than half-way must reel back without question if another angler turns up to fish that swim.

34. Anglers may not reserve swims for themselves or other anglers by placing a bait bucket in a swim.

35. No Braided Mainline, except on spod and marker rods.

36. Maggots are only to be used between the 1st January to 1st March.

37. Exit / Entry gate codes must not be disclosed to any third party. Anyone found to allow access to any third party without a gate code will be asked to leave the fishery without a refund and risk of a ban.

38. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NOW A TOTAL BAN ON ZIG RIGS IN ANY FORM.

Anyone found breaking the rules will be asked the leave the fishery without a refund and with the risk of a ban. Rig checks will be routinely undertaken. Checks will also be done to make sure anglers have the approprriate treatment to treat hook wounds etc. Please make sure you have some or you will be asked to leave the fishery.


Any problems please contact a bailiff or Fishery manager on 07766416223

Guest Tickets

Adult ticket holders (over 18) may be accompanied by a non-fishing partner on purchase of a day ticket. Guests are bound by all our rules and terms and conditions, and are required to book as a guest when purchasing a Day ticket. Non fishing guests may only reside in the same swim as the day ticket purchaser. The day ticket holder will be held responsible for their guest's conduct on site and any mis-conduct may result in the withdrawal of BOTH the day ticket and guest ticket. Only one non-fishing guest ticket for each day ticket purchased. - See more at: http://www.sandhurstlake.co.uk/the-fishery/#sthash.Ibxla2Mo.dpuf

History & Stock

A large stock of carp are present in the fishery, some of the older fish are the result of a stocking in 1998 which were stocked at an average weight of 3lb. These fish are now averaging over 30lb, with literally dozens going over 35 plus. The Venue record currently stands at 45lb with at least 10 more fish over the magical 40lb mark. In recent years we have introduced some hand selected carp for their different characteristics to complement the existing stock. They have come on leaps and bounds and our first stocking 6 years ago are now pushing way into the upper 30’s with a couple now nudging over 40lb. We have introduced different bloodlines including Harrow, Sutton, Dinkesbuehl and some original scaley leney's to give you a variety of individual looks and characteristics. The Harrow strain offers big shouldered sparsely scaled fish with a heritage of going over 50lb. The classic Sutton with its scattered linear scaling and the big dark apple slice scaling the leney’s offer give you a good variety of fish to target.

Ticket Availability

Fishing at Sandhurst Lake is Day Ticket only with tickets available in advance only from the Sandhurst lake website or from Crowthorne Angling Centre. Crowthorne Angling Centre can be contacted on: 01344 777411. Crowthorne Angling Centre 91-95 Church Street Crowthorne Berkshire RG45 7AW No tickets are sold on the bank and no one is allowed to fish without a ticket. Tickets must always be purchased in advance prior to fishing. You can book online up to a maximum of 30 days in advance. Once booked you will receive an email confirmation and text message with a link to your ticket. Please ensure you have received your ticket and have it available at all times when you are on the fishery. If you can't produce a ticket when asked by our bailiff team you will be asked to leave. You will also need it to access the fishery so please make sure you've got it before you head off to the lake. You will find a four digit code on your ticket to enter at the gate to cover the period you are fishing. Please let yourself in by entering the numbers in order followed by enter.  


The lake is available for exclusive events, this can only be done by calling 07766416223 - See more at: http://www.sandhurstlake.co.uk/the-fishery/#sthash.Ibxla2Mo.dpuf

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