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Hordle Lakes is an attractive and well established fishery which offers superb fishing all year round. Set in approximately eleven acres, the fishery comprises seven individual, spring fed lakes with easy to fish from swims. Parking is easy and walking is minimal. There is a separate kiddies pool available for youngsters.
Spring lake is a well establish small lake of the "classic carp pond" type. There are lots of natural features such as lilly pads, reeds and overhanging trees and bushes. Some swims are platformed whilst others are nestled between the bushes - the south bank is particulary suited to disabled anglers and is just a short distance from the car park.
Bob's lake is the largest lake on the complex and holds the largest head of specimin carp. Swims are set well apart allowing ample room for the serious carp fisherman - this lake is favourite for those wishing to fish overnight. The channel between the islands being a favoured hotspot.
Long lake is a feature rich lake nestled in amongst the trees and offers a sheltered aspect when conditions are a bit breezy. All swims are platformed and the variable natural features make for a pleasant days angling. The northern end of the lake is only fishable from the west bank. The twin island margins can be fished from the majority of the remaining swims.
Tench Lake is situated alongside the main road thereby enabling easy access to the east bank which has an open aspect, ideally suited to disabled or less active anglers. The west bank is just a short walk and offers more secluded swims with plenty of overhanging shrubs and trees. The majority of swims are nicely platformed.
Tiddler Pool is a small pond dedicated to use by youngsters and their parents. It is a short walk from the site road and features flat unobstructed banks. The pond has 2 large sturdy fishing platforms and several smaller platforms, all offering a safe base from which to fish.
Willow Lake is the second largest lake on the complex and is set in amongst a wooded area offering a high degree of shade during the hot summer days. There are plenty of natural bankside features and overhanging bushes making for some nice secluded swims. There are two small islands fishable from most swims.
Canal Lake is the first lake lake on the complex and runs parallel with the road, hence it is easily accessible. It is canal shaped and can only be fished from the east bank and a couple of swims at the north and south end. The far bank has plantiful vegitation for margin fishing and will definately appeal to the pole angler. Despite its size, this lake is heavily stocked and regularly produces huge bags. There are plenty of common and mirror carp into double figures plus a few 20's. Other species include tench, roach, rudd, bream and perch.