Venues

Grayshott Angling Club has a variety of venues offering varied fishing to suit all tastes.

Click on the venue name to show a map and additional information about each water

 

Waggoners Wells Lakes

Waggoners 1 Waggoners 2

 Species Present:  Carp, Tench, Crucian Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Brown Trout and Pike.

Historic Waggoners Wells dates back to the 17th Century when it is believed the lakes were constructed for use as “Hammer ponds” to support the local iron industry. The venue consists of three lakes that feed into each other. The best fishing is on the bottom and middle lakes although the top lake nearest the car park can turn up some surprises..

The bottom and middle lakes hold stocks of the original Leney Carp strain introduced some 60+ years ago and there is still the chance of a specimen exceeding 20lbs.

In addition both lakes are well stocked with other species such as Gudgeon, Perch, Tench and truly top class Roach fishing with many specimens in excess of 1lb + falling to float fished sweetcorn and bread flake. The middle lake is also home to Pike and Eels for the patient angler who is prepared to put in the time to capture these elusive specimens. The venue observes the traditional coarse close season and is closed for fishing from the 15th March until the 16th June.

Please note dog walkers are asked to only let their dogs swim in the top lake however this is not enforced.

Fishing is from dawn until dusk with no night fishing allowed on the venue.

 

Hollywater Lake

 Hollywater 1Hollywater Lake No1

Species Present:  Carp, Pike, Perch, Rudd, Roach and Eels.

This venue is tucked away off of the Hollywater Road between Passfield and Whitehill (Take the turning for Arthur Rudd’s Yard and parking for the venue is on the left just before the bridge over the stream)

 The lake holds a good stock of Roach and Rudd with some reasonable Carp and Pike also present.

 Fishing is from 6 swims along the western bank and dam head only. 

Fishing is from dawn until dusk with no night fishing on the venue. Similar to Waggoners Wells Lakes, this venue operates under the traditional coarse fishing close season and is closed from the 15th March until the 16th June.

 

Blacknest Golf Course

 Blacknest 1 Blacknest 2

 Species Present: Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Crucian Carp and Bream.

 The venue operates in partnership with Blacknest Golf Course offering excellent mixed fishing from six designated swims on the main bank opposite the golf course.

 No personal landing nets allowed. Nets for members to use are stored in a locked box waterside. Non members purchasing a day ticket will be supplied with a net by the Golf Club (deposit of £20 required). Please note both members and day ticket anglers need to supply their own landing net handle. Keep-nets are not to be used unless in a club sanctioned match.

Grayshott AC members do not have to purchase a day ticket but should report to the Golf Club reception on arrival.

For more information on this water, please click here.

The venue is open for fishing all year round.

 

The River Wey Wrecclesham (North)

River Wey Wrecclesham (North) 1 North Wey trout

 Species Present: Chub, Roach, Dace and Brown Trout.

 Our stretch of the North Wey at Wrecclesham offers classic small water river fishing where a “travel light” approach works best moving from swim to swim.

The introduction of Roach supplied by the EA has improved their size and quality on this stretch with the chance of fish in excess of 1lb coming to float fished maggot and caster.

 The venue also offers fly fishing for wild brown trout from the 1st April to the 30th September annually for which a small additional charge is made.

 

Basingstoke Canal

Grayshott Angling Club are now affiliated to the Basingstoke Canal Angling Association allowing our members to fish all stretches of this excellent waterway. A seperate permit covering the canal is issued to all members.

 

Knox's Pond, Deadwater Valley Nature Reserve

Knoxs Pond 1Knoxs Pond 2

Species Present: Carp, Crucians, Roach and Rudd

A small pond within the Deadwater Valley Nature Reserve and unfished by any club for many years. All year round fishing is available between dawn and dusk; work is ongoing to improve this water and it's surroundings. A small car park (shown in green on the map) should be used when fishing this water but please note it is shared with other users of the reserve. Click here for a risk assessment relating to this water.