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3009, 2020

Season ticket waiting list now closed

By |September 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

[WINTER CARP CAMPAIGNERS] Limited tickets - only 15 'Weekday Season Tickets' available right now. Introducing Weekday Season Tickets Due to huge popularity for our season tickets and ever-growing demand for reservations, we have now closed the waiting list. We are now offering a limited number of weekly season tickets of which enables anglers to fish any lake on the complex from Monday – Friday at £100pa. With weekdays often seeing [...]

1409, 2020

The Get Fishing Awards

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

The Get Fishing Awards Our second 'Get Fishing Awards' event was held on Saturday 5th September and this time our team of bailiffs were joined by Dean Asplin from the Angling Trust. Dean has designed and is responsible for the 'Get Fishing Awards', a three date certificated course that we have been supporting on our SLF days at the fishery. The three stage course is [...]

1308, 2020

Take a Friend Fishing for FREE

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

Take a Friend Fishing is Back Again The Angling Trust in partnership with the Angling Trades Association and Environment Agency are pleased to announce the return of Take a Friend Fishing. From the 14th August to 4th October (inclusive) you can sign-up for a free one-day Environment Agency fishing licence to take a friend, family member or colleague fishing and show them what fishing is all about! [...]

1507, 2020

48 hour fishing returns to Seven Lakes

By |July 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

[48hr fishing] Anglers are permitted to fish for up to 48hrs Monday - Thursday or up to 24hrs Friday – Sunday. Anglers are required to leave a 24hrs rest period between sessions, this is so that we can deliver fair fishing during this pandemic and limit swim blocking. To book a 48 hour session please book two 24hr tickets for the days of your choice.

2704, 2020

Seven Lakes bait now available

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

Although we are currently closed for COVID-19 social and distancing guidelines, the new bait will soon be available to purchase online and when we re-open, from the fishery itself. The Coppens intensiv8 10mm pellets are the same high-quality bait we use ourselves to keep our stocks fed so should deliver anglers the real edge that they are looking for on the lakes. The pellets will be sold in [...]

604, 2020

Draw Ollie the 32lb 15oz Mirror Carp for a chance to win

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

We are pleased to announce a competition that will help you all get artistic during this non-fishing period. Adults are allowed to post their own entries but unfortunately only entries from those aged 16 and under can qualify for a chance to win a prize. Good luck to all and have fun!

104, 2020

COVID-19 and status of closure

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: News|

We are receiving a lot of messages daily asking us when we will be reopening the fishery. The truth is that we really don’t know yet. As a business we are following government guidelines and we have a duty of care to our customers and the local community. Whilst it is not safe to risk anglers mixing or have our bailiffs doing their rounds, we will not be reopening [...]

3003, 2020

32lb 15oz Catching Ollie the interview with Sash Carp

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

Interview with Sash Carp We caught up with SASH carp a couple of days after the big catch to find out all the gossip, present a prize and learn more information on the journey and Seven Lakes experience. A big thank you to SASH carp for their time and involvement around the catch. - First fishing Seven Lakes - Catching Rosemary - Night sessions and blanking - Catching Ollie [...]

2303, 2020

COVID-19 update for lakes and country parkland

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|

Visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms Stay at home if you have either: a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you [...]

1403, 2020

Our advice on the current health situation

By |March 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

Our advice on the current health situation Some large events of over 100 people are being cancelled nationwide but as it stands there is currently no reason to close our lakes due to the type and style of sporting activity that we offer. All of our fishing swims are at least three metres apart and fishing is an ideal sole activity with low risk. You really can’t beat the [...]

1303, 2020

NEW food van James’ Kitchen open Monday – Saturday

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

Open until 4pm Mon - Sat [NEW FOOD VAN] We've been excited about this one for a while.. We now have a food van on site Monday - Saturdays (soon to be 7 days a week). Tim aka James' Kitchen serves burgers, bacon rolls, breakfasts, hot drinks, cold drinks and chocolate bars all in the beautiful country park scenery. Keep yourselves warm and fed whilst fishing, or why [...]

2302, 2020

Netting lake 5 February 2020

By |February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Lake maintenance, Netting photography, News|

Netting on Monday saw a small team of our bailiffs, plus a couple of helpful volunteers gather down at the lakes in anticipation of seeing a net full of fish. Aiming to net a ‘sample’ of lake 5 due to excess brambles and rough margins the netting was a success. Due to news of devastating predation at other local fishing venues we were keen to find out [...]

1002, 2020

Sash Carp return before the storm

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

Top anglers Sash Carp (+ Chris) setting up yesterday on a beautiful morning pre storm in hope of catching something weighty. So far this Jan & Feb it’s not been easy to catch big weights but a trip out is never wasted with the natural delights of a beautiful fishery and setting up and learning the water. We are all really keen to see the stock come on the [...]

502, 2020

Welcome to our new Fishery Assistant

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: News|

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Whatmore as ‘fishery assistant’. You can expect to see Steve around the lakes tending to regular water testing and other lake maintenance.  We look forward to achieving our future goals as a business and with Steve’s day to day help we will take our fishery to the next level.” – Seven Lakes Management View introduction video Steve [...]

201, 2020

2019 round up

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

2019 has been yet another fantastic year of progression for the fishery with some notable highlights to mention. The year started with the netting of 5 of the 7 lakes of which helped us keep up to date with our stocks and assess the lakes moving forward. It really was wonderful to see our heavyweights come out in tip top condition and plenty of smaller fish coming along well. [...]

201, 2020

New pricing for 2020

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|

With the ongoing investment and plans to take Seven Lakes to the next level of angling, we as a business feel that we need to restructure our ticket prices to support our goals. Having researched other local fisheries we realise that we are still one of the cheapest around and have been for some time, whilst providing a far superior fishing experience across various fishing options. [...]

711, 2019

Half term angling coaching at Seven Lakes

By |November 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

A huge thank you to all the volunteers and coaches who played their part in making the October half term coaching day a huge success. A special thank you to anyone who donated any old tackle for the cause of which helped get more children on the bank and learning to fish for the first time! We are looking at running more coaching sessions throughout the school holidays in [...]

211, 2019

Carp n Bait review of Seven Lakes Fishery

By |November 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

"Proudly offering something for every angler’s style, the Seven Lakes is a stunning complex and a wildlife refuge. Just as the name suggests, it consists of seven lakes scattered on a complex of woodland and incredible nature, which contain some 68 pegs in total. This is a modern, state of the art fishery which takes itself seriously – it offers some top-notch specimen and coarse fishing, and all of it [...]

410, 2019

We’re looking for a full time fishery assistant

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: News|

Do you know someone who would make a big impact by joining the team with their passion, knowledge and expertise at Seven Lakes? Developing the fishery is key to our business strategy as you will have seen over the last couple of years, our progression is only going one way – up! There really is no better time than to introduce the right personnel to take the fishery to [...]

2808, 2019

Lake 4 oxygen levels

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Lake maintenance|

[Lake 4 update 21/8/2019] Last week during regular oxygen level testing on our lakes, we found that oxygen levels in lake 4 had dropped suddenly and so set up pumps to aid fast aeration to the lake. As a precaution, we also called in the Environmental Agency for advice, who sent a consultant down straight away. The EA were pleased with our fast action and were happy that we [...]

1308, 2019

Share your story

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Feedback this year has been strong and we always like to encourage positive reviews and comments via our social media. Recently we ran a small wristband giveaway of which featured our fans writing in and telling us about their special memories of Seven Lakes. Here are a couple of lovely comments that we had: "My best experience was in November about 3 years ago on lake 6 as I walked [...]

208, 2019

Summer holiday fishing for children

By |August 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Down at Seven Lakes this school summer holidays we have seen an influx of family fishing, hopefully due to our work with the Angling Trust back on our open day in May, where we saw over 200 families experience the sport for the very first time on our lakes.Seven Lakes is a large fishing venue which is fantastic for beginners and family fishing. With seven lakes to choose [...]

1307, 2019

The summer holiday solution!

By |July 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Are you still planning your summer holidays and wondering what to do with the kids? Get them outdoors for unlimited yearly fun with our children’s season tickets. Learning about nature and experiencing the fun of fishing is a skill that could stay with them their whole lives! Season tickets are ideal gifts for birthdays and can be purchased online or direct from the estate office. Note: Children under 12 fish [...]

706, 2019

Family Fishing Fun Day a huge success

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

Thank you everyone who visited us yesterday at our Family Fishing Fun Day. The weather was kind to us and we hope you all enjoyed it. From our first ideas of having a fun day to encourage youngsters into the sport and help promote the work we have done down the lakes, to getting the help and support we needed from the Angling Trust, this event just [...]

404, 2019

Register your family for a FREE fishing taster session

By |April 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

Register for a FREE fishing taster session at our Family Fishing Fun Day on Sat 18th May. A FREE Goody bag for all who pre-register online at the link below or register on the day. Register link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-go-family-fishing-at-seven-lakes-fishery-tickets-58585170823?fbclid=IwAR0AYNJ7becngGuFmhjYMohCCK153GIvPz-NQNjn4YkPknagk-g4zU9UUxU Booking: Please register in advance using the Eventbrite link. Times: 10am - 4pm Venue: Seven Lakes Fishery, Paices Wood Country Parkland RG7 4PG Type of Fishing: Coarse angling Perfect for: Families of [...]

803, 2019

Julian (Jules) Cundiff special guest at 2019 open day

By |March 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

Delighted to announce that Julian (Jules) Cundiff will be a Special Guest at the Open Day on Sat 18th May. Julian P Cundiff has been a Carp Angler since 1983. He has written 6 books and is a regular writer for several fishing magazines. He is a keen blogger - follow him on Facebook Julian P Cundiff and Instagram. A true gent in the fishing world and we are delighted [...]

2201, 2019

January netting – thank you

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Lake maintenance|

What a beautiful day at the lakes today for netting! A big thank you to all who came down to help and of course to AE Fisheries for their knowledge and expertise. Here are a few pictures from the morning and netting of Lake 6. More to come as the content rolls in. Head on over to our Instagram to check out some videos on our story and posts. https://www.instagram.com/sevenlakesfishery/

2201, 2019

Cold but rewarding

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fishing report|

Date: 22nd Jan 2019 Weather: Mild, 6c, wind 13 Lake: 7 You could say that fishing in January is challenging but any opportunity getting out onto the lake to practice casting with new rods, plus practicing general water craft is good effort in my opinion even before a potential catch. Over the festive period I treated myself to a full set of new carp rods and spent hours in the [...]

2101, 2019

Lake 6 – record broken!

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: News|

New lake record of 23lb 4oz First time visitor to the lakes today and Jack Cunningham’s first catch at Seven Lakes was Rosemary. Nice to see she has put on some weight at a new lake record of 23lb 4oz. Stocked by VS Fisheries back in December 17. Well done Jack. See you again soon.

701, 2019

Lake stocking update

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

As part of our stocking program, this autumn we decided that it was the right time to invest and improve our stocking in anticipation for a fantastic 2019 of fishing. Stocking saw us introduce 70 Carp from Thames Valley Aquatics into the stock lakes of which were a progeny of their original T1 fish! Of these 70 carp we introduced a mix of Sherwoods Carp Farm (Martin Moore's fish which loosely [...]

701, 2019

Save The Date – Seven Lakes Open Day 18th May 2019

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

We will be hosting an Open Day to show what Seven Lakes Fishery and the Country Park has to offer the local community and all the family. We want to encourage children into the sport of fishing and understand the effort that it takes to take care of the environment. There will be fishing taster sessions with specific coaching classes on how to set up for a day's fishing and [...]

701, 2019

Lake 1 is cleared for fishing

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

Our Predator Lake, with Pike and Perch in had become too overgrown to fish. With Pike season now upon us, and a fallen tree making the only fishable swim unusable, we engaged Nash Contract Services Limited to clear around the lake, re-opening some of the old swims. There are now 6 areas to fish from. It's a snaggy water, but keep the fishing lines tight and you'll be sure to land a [...]

701, 2019

January netting of lakes 6 and 7

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

  If you would like to volunteer to help with the netting you can submit your interest by emailing the fisheries manager on fish@sevenlakesfishery.net A E Fisheries will be conducting the netting but extra pairs of hands will be required on the day. 17th Jan 2019 Start 08:00am - Finish 16:00pm Seven Lakes Fishery Paices Wood Country Parkland Paices Hill Aldermaston RG7 4PG Please note that other netting days will [...]

712, 2018

Hook Line & Stinkers

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

Air Fresheners - available to purchase now in time for Christmas. Free P&P for the first 20 orders The perfect stocking filler or gift this Christmas. Keep your tackle smelling fresh, ideal for hanging in the car / van or a little bit of fun for the office. Hook Line and Stinkers really are the perfect purchase for the discerning carp angler! The full range sees flavours / scents of Pineapple, [...]

What our anglers say



Fished lakes 6&7 today for the first time had 9 carp lost 3 all off the top on bread in about 4 hours the fish ranged between 2lb – 8lb amazing fighters tho great fun i will defo be back.

Richard Reeve, Keen angler

I have only just started fishing 7 lakes but excellent friendly venue kid friendly. Fish are in excellent condition.

Chris Arnold, 29/9/2018

I took my little boy here today for his first ever fishing trip and it was the most I’ve ever seen him smile in one day 16 fish in total and a smile from ear to ear great place would highly recommend.

Cameron Brooks, 2/6/2018


Fishing Seven Lakes is a real pleasure with it’s idyllic setting that makes you feel like you are in the grounds of a stately home! Certainly a challenging but fun day on lake 6 and I will return time and time again.

Oliver Martin, Fair weather fisherman

Who would of thought that such a wonderful picturesque fishery was on our doorstep!?

John Sykes, Local walker

With seven lakes to choose from at one venue you will never get bored and always have challenging fishing for one brilliant priced day ticket!

Adrian RW, Local resident and angler


Good fishery, good people, nice and friendly

Tony John Rother, 14/10/2018

First time down on lake 7 and had 3 good size fish looking forward to more visits lake 6 and 7 are looking really good well done seven lakes

Taffy Pugh, 22/7/2018

Great place to fish but oh my trying to get a bite is hard as hell just I know you have redone loads of stuff it just wish it was a little bit easier to catch 2 fish in 15+ hours it’s great but hopefully get more next time :).

Mark Johnson, 18/3/2018


Not fished here for about 20 years but took my son for a night session last month. Very happy to see a massive transformation. Very tidy, very well maintained and my Boy caught a couple of decent fish too.

Daniel Bartlett, 20/9/2013


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