Christopher’s (formally Hollisters)

This is a new water to the Crosshands club which 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.

Initially the track and parking area will be marked by posts prior to the contractors laying an all-weather surface. Please drive slowly through the fields until you reach the lake and be aware that from time to time there may be cattle in these fields.

Please keep to the temporary route. 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.

The lake is temporarily pegged out and normal platforms will be installed as time allows.

Also, to note we currently do not have toilet facilities. Please take care as you can be seen from the farm and we do not wish to jeopardise our agreement with the landlord.

No vehicles are allowed inside the lake perimeter. Entrance to the lake is on foot through a number coded 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.

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

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





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 enterance code is not visible once you have entered.


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



BS36 1BY

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



The Holiday Inn Lake

BS16 1QX

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 managment 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 was stocked in Febuary 2021 with the following:

75 Tench @6lb 300 6-8 inch

100 Crucian @ approx 6 inch

Good bags of fish can be taken from around the Lillie pads either from the centre or from the margins on this truly beautiful venue.




BS39 5QL

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.


Common Carp


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 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.

Tan House Lake, Yate

BS37 7QL.  This was commonly known as Yate Rocks. We have free fishing here for members on presentation of membership card for one rod. Extra pound for 2 rods. Night fishing by arrangement with lake owner at an extra cost.  priority always given to campers as this is the lakes core business. Follow instruction on arrival and register your presence.

A mixed fishery with good carp to 20lbs and some excellent Roach fishing.

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