Christopher’s

Lake manager Derek Higgs

This was originally stocked with Carp and Tench and fished on a family and friend’s basis. In addition to the existing stock we have added

2019 400 Roach, 160 Bream, 200 Rudd, 100 Chub, 100 Barbel, 400 Crucians and 85 Tench.

2021 15 Tench @ 6Lb

Google maps give the post code for this as BS37 6PL

The lake is approached through two fields off Horton Road having crossed Chipping Sodbury Common. The field gate entrance is set back from the road some 200 yards on the left after crossing the cattle grid towards Horton. There is a small ‘CHAC’ notice. This is the easiest route. However, if you have come down Mapleridge Lane, turn right at the end back towards Chipping Sodbury and after you bear right at the fork in the road, the gate is some 400 yards on your right.

Please keep to the track. It is your responsibility to ensure that the track is passable as the Crosshands Club and the farmer will not accept responsibility for any damage or a vehicle that gets stuck.

Please drive slowly until you reach the lake and be aware that from time to time there may be cattle in these fields.

No vehicles are allowed inside the lake perimeter. Entrance to the lake is on foot through a gate and please ensure the gate to the lake and on Horton Road is closed behind you both coming and going

The Marshes

Due to the specifc requirements for the shooting season NO ACCESS TO THE LAKE IS PERMITTED DURING THE CLOSE SEASON  Oct 1st to Feb 2nd.

Lake manager Don Leatt

The Marshes , Marsh Lane ,Burton near Castle Combe, SN14 7LP   From Old Sodbury turn  right towards Burton/Castle Combe   after passing the “Old House At Home” inn look out for the turning on the left into marshes lane and you will see a  white board with a black dot marking the entrance to a track. This track leads up to some farm buildings please drive slowly as farm animals might be present, turn left at the end of the buildings then turn right into the track. Proceed along this track and over the motorway the entrance is the second gate on your right.

This is the access to the lake,  scramble the lock please don’t leave it hanging open or the lock will be stolen. Toilet faculty on site, access to toilet is the same code as the gate, 1/3rd of an acre lake , 3 islands , secluded spot. With good Tench and Bream , also Roach, Rudd . in 2021 Carp were added

Due to the specific requirements for the shooting season NO ACCESS TO THE LAKE IS PERMITTED DURING THE CLOSE SEASON  Oct 1st to Feb 2nd.


 Bowds Lake

SN15 4JA

Lake manager Don Leatt

Bowds Lake  is situated just off the M4 Junc 17

Third Exit off roundabout to Sutton Benger.

T Junction Turn Left

Over the bridge at Christian Malford

Look for turning on the left sign posted Dauntsey

Before you start to go back over the M4 on the right hand side look for Sodom Lane

Heading along Sodoms lane at the bend turn right “dead end sign”

Travel under the railway bridge and the pond is on your left

Parking is only on the gravel verge on the right hand side

Do not block the private road to the farm or any farm gates

Combination lock on main gate, code provided on membership renewal

Club Members can start using this pond as of May 1st 2014

This is a well developed pond providing excellent angling for various species of good size fish including

Perch, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Pike and Ells

At the present time there are also Pike and Eels to good sizes…

Standard club rules apply and ensure that the gate is locked and the entrance code is not visible once you have entered.

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All platforms are of wooden construction so as always use some common sense and ensure the area you are fishing from is safe

Note no toilet facilities are available at Bowds

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RIVER FROME WINTERBOURNE

BS36 1BY

Booking not required

River Frome-Winterbourne The Crosshands Angling Club has a small stretch of river water front on the River Frome at Winterbourne.

This is a lovely stretch of the River Frome at Winterbourne.

This section of river is accessed from the bridge at the bottom of Winterbourne down , past the pub The Golden Hart , from the Downend direction, and the river section is from the first bend upstream right hand bank.

Also can be accessed from Huckford Lane. However there is no parking available in the lane.

With 6 solid metal platforms installed along the river bank with some additional areas which have been cleared to provide good access to this stretch of the river.

In the summer months you can watch the Chub gently swimming near the surface.

This is a light tackle venue

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Fishing resumes on Monday 1st March at 8:00 after re-stocking

The Holiday Inn Lake

BS16 1QX

Lake manager Keith Sawyer

The Holiday Inn Lake is a shallow lake with a maximum depth of 4 feet and is about two acres in size with an attractive  small island feature and lots of lily pads, reeds and bull rushes.

This is an easy accessible venue, close to easy access of the M32 within the hotel grounds.

When you enter the carpark go to the far left hand side of car park in front of hotel . Register your car at reception by showing your club tab or you will be charged for parking by the car park management scheme. Parking is free to club members. Access to the lake is to the left of the hotel off the car park.

You must sign in at the kiosk on your way to the lake , and sign out on your exit please. ( HSE)

This is mainly a Tench, Crucian carp

The lake has been  re-stocked in 2021 with the following:

60 Tench @6lb plus 300 6-8 inch plus Tench from Hunters stock pond

100 Crucian @ approx. 6 inch

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HUNTERS LAKE

BS39 5QL

Lake manager Jim Burt

This is a gem of a lake of just under one acre in a very picturesque location and has a small island feature and lots of reeds, bull rushes, lily pads and tree and shrub cover.

The location is behind the Hunters Rest Pub , BS39 5QL. Just past the pub coming from Radstock end , is a lane on your right.

The lake, which can be easily reached by crossing one securely gated  field from the car park.

We have Two lakes at Hunter the main lake which contains some excellent quality Carp and Tench where bags of 200lb have been common throughout this season, plus we have the smaller lake which contains some lovely quality  Tench, Crucians and Roach.

This is truly a remote venue surrounded by the peaceful countryside.

Toilet facilty on main lake near the shed on far side of lake.

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Common Carp


RIVER WYE

The club have two TABS available for use on a stretch of the river WYE run by the ROSS-ON-WYE club. These are available for use on a day only basis from John Maxwell  O7551094063.

Geoff Ward 07717202088. Geoff is a member also of this club and will also provide details of swim locations and access. This stretch provides some great Barbel and Chub fishing.


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