Willows Lake

Eliminator - 15/04/2016

The Farm Lake is approximately 12 acres in size with depths ranging between 5ft and 20ft. this lake is for the more experienced carp angler looking for a challenge. The lake features include 2 islands, margins, gravel bars, silt spots and deep channels. The farm lake has 700 plus carp over 15lb with a good number of these hitting the mid to upper 20,s and at least 3 known 30’s to 34lb. although this is the harder water on the complex it is still capable of producing some good weights of fish over a session with many anglers catching over 20 fish in 24 hours.

There is a new toilet block at this lake now. There is an onsite tackle shop and Cafe/Burger bar serving hot food and drinks during opening hours. If you would like food delivering to your peg there is a small charge of £1.00 that goes towards the ‘www.carping4charity.com’
Toilets are open 24 hours, 7 days a week with running water. Ladies please get a code from the cabin for your toilets. These are cleaned and inspected every day. Drinking water is available from the tap outside. There is also a new toilet block on the Farm Lake. Post Code, AL4 0RY

Gate opening and closing time 1st April – 31st October 7am to 8pm

Postcode AL4 0RY

  • Size of Lake 12 acres
  • Type of Lake Day ticket
  • Ticket Cost £20 per 24 hours
  • Fish Stock 700 plus carp over 15lb
  • Biggest Fish 34lb+
  • Features 2 Islands, margins, gravel bars, silt spots and deep channels
  • Telephone 07921 766581
  • Visit Venue Website
Albans Lakes Farm Lake 2019

Competitor List

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Pre Match Report

This will be our second year of using this top Southern runs water and we were so impressed that we booked it for our mixed match in September.

Willows Lakes pegging map

Post Match Report

Within four and a half hours of the starting horn, Nik Young and Jon Tadgell had 6 fish storming into the lead with a weight of 60lb 10oz. The rest of the field were trailing in their wake at this stage. By midnight Friday, Cliff Kemp and Brian Byford were nipping at their heals with 4 fish weighing 50lb. The remaining pegs were catching bits and bobs but nothing like enough to trouble the top two. Eventually, two different pairs started catching and slowly moving up the leader board. It was Christian Hughes and Blain Pickering along with Neil Richards and Jamie McPeak making this contest look like a four horse race on Saturday evening. By Sunday morning however, peg 1 had reached their total of 112lb, while the guys in pegs 4 and 5  were fighting tooth and nail for the second and third qualifying spots. The original leaders in peg 8 had only managed one small fish of 5lb 9oz since 4:30pm Friday, this left them back in fourth place. Following a royal tussle between pegs 4 and 5 on the final morning it finished with Cliff and Brian winning, Christian and Blain as runners up and Neil and Jamie taking third to qualify for the Southern Carp Cup final at Thorney Weir. It turned out to be a nail biting last few hours but a great end to a carp match with 49 fish brought to the scales during the 48 hour event.

Brian Byford 8lb 12oz,  Runner Seb,Cliff Kemp 8lb

Brian Byford 8lb 12oz, Runner Seb,Cliff Kemp 8lb

Christian Hughes-Blain Pickering 9lb 5oz

Christian Hughes-Blain Pickering 9lb 5oz

Neil Richards 9lb 14oz- Jamie McPeak 15lb 12oz

Neil Richards 9lb 14oz- Jamie McPeak 15lb 12oz

Finalist through to the Southern Carp Cup Final at Thorney Weir L-R Jamie PcPeak-Neil Richards-Cliff Kemp-Ian Vallintine of CV-Brian Byford-Blain Pickering, Christian Hughes

Finalist through to the Southern Carp Cup Final at Thorney Weir L-R Jamie PcPeak-Neil Richards-Cliff Kemp-Ian Vallintine of CV-Brian Byford-Blain Pickering, Christian Hughes