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 entrance to the eastern side of the complex: Summer Pit, Match Lake, Nursery and Copse Lake is the first gate on the RIGHT, 200 meters past Weybridge Mead. The entrance to the western side of the complex, Split, Horseshoe, Tree Lakes etc. is the second gate on the LEFT 250 meters past Weybridge Mead, just before the sharp right-hand bend.
The Pads Lake is a mature lake on the west side of the main Yateley Complex. It has an extensive gravel bar system and an average depth of 5 feet. The venue’s name comes from the magnificent stands of water lilies that adorn the western side of the water.There are some 70 - 90 carp present, the majority from a 1998 stocking of Fishers Pond strain fish; these average well over 20lb with roughly 15 to 20 different 30s, to a current top weight of 39lb 12oz. The fish are not too difficult to tempt but they are switched off by lines in the water and constant re-casting.
So keep it quiet and sensible and think carefully about rod numbers, positioning and baiting strategy. Highlights of recent sessions included one angler netting ten 20s and three 30s in a 36-hour session. Top angling!
Why fish abroad? You and your mates can have a lake to yourselves in the heart of the most famous carp fishery in the world, without all the hassle involved in foreign carping.
With the Yateley Angling Centre on the doorstep to service all your bait and tackle requirements, there is just no need to go any further!
Mirror Carp to 39lb 12oz.
Common Carp to 32lb
Tench to 7lbs+.
Bream to 8lbs+.
Pike to 17lbs+.
Bait Boats Allowed
A full list of rules is sent to all anglers booking the lake.
A social on the Pads Lake 30th March 2012 - 1st April 2012 2 x 30's came out plus 3 X 20's. I had this lovely 37.08 mirror on last knockings, was just about to reel in. While playing the fish a mate opposite had a 38.07 Mirror. I was fishing peg1 and this fish came on a chod with a stacked presentation of plastic maize.