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WATER LEVELS: Due to serious drought in the region we have already closed the doughnut and Jacobs creek along with pegs 22 to 28 on the Big Lake, for fish and angler safety. The Traditional Lake has now re-opened due to raised water levels but still please fish with care.  Match lake 1 is open for day anglers but pegs 16 to 19 are closed for NIGHT FISHING, all other night fishing pegs are still available for bookings.  There are now 12 fishable swims on the Canal.

Anglers are advised to call before travelling long distances for updates on levels. Anglers must also ensure they pack their waders as they may have to walk into the water to catch and release fish. 

Thank you for your continued support - SWP Team


Match Lake 1

The first lake at the far end of the complex is 7 acres and lined with beautiful Willows.  Match Lake 1 is a popular match water with 42 pegs and acts as a fantastic runs water for avid Carp anglers.   The lake holds Carp to 20lb & a big head of skimmers.

There are platforms which are “T” shaped. 

You can park behind your swim, just off the road apart from pegs 1 to 10 where there is NO PARKING allowed behind these pegs so please use allocated parking spaces provided.

Pegs 1 – 10 have steep sloped banks but there are others which have a more gentle incline to the peg.

Night Fishing:

There are 4 night fishing pegs which are bookable in advance, situated either end of the lake.  Prices are the same as the Traditional Lake for overnight fishing. Phone 01473 832327 to book in!

Number of pegs: 42

Water Depth:

  • 6ft at the Golf Club end
  • 10ft under the trees (from peg 35)

Fish Species:

  • Carp to 20lb – average around 15lb
  • Bream & Tench to lb
  • Rudd, Perch, Roach

Fishing Tips:

If you’re fishing for Perch, try the far end near the Golf Course, in the margins or under the platforms.

If you’re Carp fishing try meat, corn and maggot.  Fish the method feeder with pellet or corn.

If you’re fishing for Silvers, try the pole, small method or cage feeder.