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Pads Lake Yateley

Yateley Pads Lake is a mature lake on the west side of the Yateley Complex, owned by “Yateley West Fishery” with bookings managed exclusively by us here at Yateley Angling Centre.

Bookings can be made by calling Yateley Angling Centre on

01252 878994 (Mon-Sat 9am-6pm)

Bookings are only taken one season in advance (March-Feb inclusive )

Diary always opens 9am 1st November every year for the following season

Please check availability before calling by clicking link above

Payment in full is required at time of booking.

No refunds. Non-transferrable.



A real alternative to carp fishing in France with this quality of fishing right here in the UK!

You and your favourite mates (up to 10 anglers) can have a lake to yourselves in the heart of the most famous carp fishery complex in the world, without all the hassle involved in travelling abroad.

Yateley Pads Lake fishes well all year round and also makes an ideal venue for a Winter social session…and with the additional bonus of Yateley Angling Centre on the doorstep to service all your bait and tackle requirements, there is just no need to go any further! Visit Yateley Angling online store

Yateley Pads Lake is approx 4 acres, has an extensive gravel bar system and an average depth of 5 feet. The venue’s name originates from the magnificent stands of water lilies that adorn the western bank of the lake.With approximately 100 carp present, the majority from a 1998 stocking of Fishers Pond strain fish (see also latest update below); average weights are well over 20lb with roughly 40+ different fish over the 30lb mark, including half a dozen forties, to a current top weight of 45lb+.

The carp are not overly difficult to tempt but they can be switched off by lines in the water and constant re-casting. Therefore it is best to think carefully about how many anglers you invite(max 10), rod numbers, positioning and baiting strategy before arriving.



The current carp stock is approximately 100 fish:

6 x 40lb+ 15 x 35lb+ 40 x 30lb+

Catch Reports

Yateley West Fishery host a dedicated Facebook group entitled YWF Pads Lake that hosts catch reports and useful information. Alternatively call Yateley Angling on 01252 878994 for latest updates.



Secure your session by calling 01252 878994 only

Please check live availability before calling by clicking here

Payment in full required at time of booking-Prices are for exclusive hire of the lake, not per angler.

Bookings can be made one season in advance only.

Diary opens for the following year (1st March 2025 onwards) on 9am Friday 1st November 2024, phone bookings only 01252 878994


2024 SEASON (available to book now)

March 2024-November 2024 inclusive

£250 per 24 hours (10am-10am)

December 2024 - February 2025 inclusive

£125 per 24 hours (10am-10am)



Exit the M3 at junction 4a, signposted, Farnborough, and bear left, following signs towards Yateley / Reading. Proceed straight on for approximately two miles passing the Royal Engineers Gibraltar Barracks. Shortly after the barracks turn right at the roundabout and go straight across at the next roundabout. Follow the road for approximately one mile through Cricket Hill into Yateley. Turn left at the roundabout at the end of the road onto the B3272 and, after 100 meters, turn right into Sandhurst Road. The Pads Lake is the second gate on the left, marked clearly with Yateley West Fishery signs. Gate access code is provided with booking confirmation.



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