About Willow Lake The lake is over 2 acres in size, set in a further 8 acres of meadows.

Dammed at one end the lake is fed by many underground springs. It is lined with Willows, Silver Birch and Poplars. At the dam end depth is around 10 feet, going down to around 4 feet at the house end. The far bank is meadow with iris reeds along the margins. There are 4 swims on the lake, all being on the near bank. The lake bed is made up of gravel and sand and a little silt at the shallow end.

The lake
The lake was de-silted in2002 when 8000 tonnes of silt was removed. There is a small patch of lilies in the middle of the lake.
Currently we stock MONSTER BAIT BOILLIES, pellet, party mix and maize, all of which will be prepared and ready for your arrival (7 days notice minimum required).

Ideal Setup

The lake is virtually snag free, but we recommend a minimum of 15lb breaking strain line. We enforce a BARBLESS OR MICRO BARB HOOK policy. The fishery is ideally suited for 3 anglers but there are 4 swims if you require 4 people to fish .

Boats & Night Fishing
There is a small rowing boat available for your use (at your own risk) No permits are required and night fishing is allowed.

New Owners
New owners Stuart & Maxine took over Willow in June 2020 and have worked tirelessly to improve the condition of both the lake and the house. Hours and hours have been spent cutting back the trees from the far bank and removing as many snags as possible from the lake. All swims have also been newly gravelled for your comfort.

Lake Rules 

  • No plastic baits to be used
  • Please use a minimum of 15lb breaking strain line
  • Barbless or micro barb hooks only
  • No fixed leads (drop off system only)
  • DO NOT leave your rods unattended
  • Bait boats are allowed
  • No sacking of fish
  • Unhooking mats (provided by us) MUST be used at all times
  • Please kneel when taking photos of fish, do not stand
  • No fires around lake
  • No swimming in the lake
  • No rubbish or discarded line to be left around the lake


The house is an old stone-built longere which sleeps six all on ground level. It has floor tiles throughout and many original features including the beautiful wooden beams. From the main large entrance hall there are two twin rooms and a double bedroom (with en-suite) and a large family bathroom. Bedding is provided (not towels). To the other side of the entrance hall there is a large kitchen/dining area with patio doors leading on to the decked area and the lake. Along with a large pine farmhouse table and chairs there is also a pool table for your enjoyment. In the house there has been a brand new American Fridge Freezer, dishwasher, microwave, cooker & toaster installed. In addition all cookware, cooking utensils, cutlery and tableware has been completely updated. New bathroom furniture has been added and more improvements will be continuing. Cleaning regimes have been vastly improved for your comfort.


When the lake was drained in Spring 2002 the fish stock was mainly small fish of various species. These were removed and given to a local fish farmer. Once the lake was de-silted and limed, the sluice gate closed, the lake quickly filled. In the Winter of 2002 the lake was stocked with 45 carp between 16lb-28lb plus 5 carp between 29-33lb. In December 2003 a further 39 carp to 28lbs, plus 9 grass carp to 25lbs and some pike. The total stock is now well over 80 fish. Two mirrors of 42lbs & 44lbs were added in February 2005 with an additional 6 carp between  35-38lbs. This will be added to in the coming months.