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Longleat Fishing


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Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW BA12 7NW

01985 844400


Longleat Estate offers some of the highest quality coarse fishing available in Britain on its superb lakes, set in beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.


Top Lake, Longleat
The Top Lake, extending to some 7 acres, is a specialist carp fishery with 600+ carp over 10lb. Over the last three years the Top Lake has really come into its own for carp fishing with the venue’s young, fast growing carp now reaching up to just over 35lb, with a good head of twenties. The fishery contains mirrors, ghosts, and commons, and the average size is high at around 17-18lb. Day-tickets and night-tickets are available for the Top Lake.

Middle Lake, Longleat
The 4 acre Middle Lake is a very heavily stocked, predominantly carp fishery, with a large number of fish in the 3lb to 20lb bracket with bags to 60lb plus taken on a daily basis during the warmer months, along with numerous 100lb plus hauls over the course of the season. The Middle Lake also holds a good head of quality roach to 2lb, and bream to 6lb making it an ideal pleasure fishery.

Bottom Lake, Longleat
Set in the grounds of Longleat House, the 2 acre Bottom Lake is ideal for novices, juniors, and more experienced anglers who want plenty of action. The lake is heavily stocked with small carp, perch, and crucians, with mixed bags to 60lb common place. The lake is the shallowest of the three lakes at Longleat making it the easiest for inexperienced anglers to fish. There is a car park near the Bottom Lake which also makes it ideal for the disabled or those with walking difficulties.

Shear Water Lake, Crockerton (Nr Warminster)
Extending to some 37 acres, Shear Water Lake offers some of the finest fishing available in Britain, in a site of outstanding beauty. Completely surrounded by mature trees and bushes, Shear Water is without doubt one of the most scenic fishing spots in the country and its massive head of quality fish makes it extremely popular.

The Estate took Shear Water back in hand in the late 1980’s and the fishery has now developed into one of the country’s top venues. The Lake holds a big head of carp from 2lb to 26lb providing excellent sport for the specimen and pleasure anglers. The lake also boasts a huge head of bream which produce bags regularly over 50lb. Quality roach, perch, tench and rudd are in profusion making Shear Water a truly mixed fishery. In 2002, 15 new carp were introduced to the lake, weighing in at 15-18lbs. A yearly stocking programme of young, fast growing carp is also in place.

Little Shear Water, Crockerton (Nr Warminster)
The 1½ acre Little Shear Water (directly below the main lake) is an outstanding roach venue with stacks of quality roach to 1lb 8oz that regularly produce bags of 30lb plus. The venue also holds a big head of carp (up to 22lb) well into double figures, plus a good head of perch, rudd and bream, making it an ideal all round venue for anglers who like small, intimate venues.

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The lake is situated with in the grounds of the Longleat estate making it a very nice place to fish, the main gate gets closed during night time hours and reopened in the morning making it very secure, Gets extremely busy during the summer months. If its not the noise from the wolves and lions from the safari park waking you up the rats around the lake will!!


Located in the grounds of longleat safari park. There are 3 lakes. Top, middle and bottom. Top lake is the main one with fish up to and over 30lb. Can get weedy in the summer best bet is always the dam wall.



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