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) - Please check availability before calling by clicking link above

Please note: 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 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 30+ different fish over the 30lb mark, to a current top weight of 40lb+.

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 (max 10), rod numbers, positioning and baiting strategy before arriving.




The current carp stock is approximately 100 fish:

3 x 40lb+ 10 x 35lb+ 20 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.




****PRICES HELD FOR 2020****


March 2020 - November 2020 inclusive

High Season Rates £190 per 24 hours (10am-10am)

7 consecutive 24hr sessions for the price of 6 £1140


December 2020-February 2021 inclusive

Low Season Rates £80 per 24 hours (10am-10am)


2021 SEASON AVAILABLE TO BOOK FROM Sunday 1st November 2020 onwards(9am-1pm)

March 2021-November 2021 inclusive £210 per 24 hours (10am-10am) 

Secure your booking by calling 01252 878994 

Payment in full required at time of booking

2021/22 LOW SEASON

December 2021-February 2022 inclusive

Low season rate £90 per 24 hours (10am-10am)



These rules are in addition to the General YWF Fishery Rules

Length of Stay, Fishing Times and Season


  1. There will be no set close season on the Pads Lake. The lake with be closed for angling when the carp start to spawn and reopen at the discretion of Yateley Angling Centre and the guests who have booked.


Rod limits, Boats


  1. A maximum of three rods can be used.

  2. Bait boats are permitted.


General Behaviour


  1. Permit holders under the influence of alcohol, drugs or solvents will be removed from the venue.

  2. Please be sensible; enjoy your fishing on the Pads Lake. Allow others to enjoy their fishing and time, if you do not you risk being removed from the fishery.




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.




14-16 The Parade, Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 7UN

Phone: 01252 861955


Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm

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