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The Best Exclusive Carp Fishing Lakes In England (Full Guide On Private Lakes With & Without Accommodation)

We all like to feel a little ‘special’ from time to time.

Fishing exclusive waters are one way to feel that you are doing something special.

Add to this that you might just catch your PB carp, and you’ve got a real trip to remember. 

In this article we will show you 12 of the best exclusive carp fishing lakes in England. 

You’ll have to book in advance and make sure you’ve got the right gear as these are serious waters! 

Take a look and see if one takes your fancy...

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Exclusive Carp Fishing Lakes In England & What You Need to Know

What does the term ‘exclusive’ mean to you? For us, it means peace and quiet and having the whole lake to ourselves. 

You are about to see a list of venues that offer that in abundance.

Because of the smaller footfall, you’ll find our list of exclusive carp fishing lakes in England a little more pristine than your typical commercial venue. Most are available on a private hire basis or a membership basis only.

Take a look below and treat yourself (and perhaps a couple of friends) to a trip that promises to be unforgettable… 

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Exclusive Carp Fishing Lakes in England - The Top 12

#1. Cottington Lakes Fishery

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Cottington Lakes is one of the most prestigious carp fishing lakes in the southeast, if not in the entire UK. 

Cottington is a fishery located in Kent, and is affectionately named ‘Englands garden’. You can be absolutely sure of pleasant scenery and an idyllic environment. 

But you aren’t here to look at the flowers!…

Let’s talk fishing. The size and quality of the fish at Cottington lakes are something to write home about. Featuring 8 lakes in total, you’ll want to focus on ‘Pepper’ lake and ‘Christine’ lake.

Both of which hold a substantial head of carp coming up towards 40lb. If you are lucky, you might just spot Cottingtons ‘big girl’ who at last sighting was 51lbs…

It is a venue that will ensure that you can catch a PB to be proud of with a little work.

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Some pictures from Cottington Lakes

Cottington Lakes at a glance:

Location:  Deal, Kent, CT14 0AR

Size:  8 lakes spanning over 50 acres

Biggest Carp:  53lb

Accommodation:  Camping / Bivvy

Tel No:  01304 371 898

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#2. Churn Pool Fishery

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When it comes to beauty, the Cotswolds are right up there. It is hardly surprising that they are home to one of the best exclusive carp fishing lakes in England!

Forming part of a chain of waterparks, this lake houses some real monsters.

At a mere 4.5 acres in size, you’ll have a good chance of locating them without having to do too much hunting.

The venue can be booked for five anglers at a time and features quite a few creature comforts to boot, including a lodge, BBQ, and a two bedroomed lodge!

Why not get a gang together and make a weekend of it?

There is a large perimeter fence, too, meaning that it is entirely yours for the day once you have booked. 

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Some pictures from Churn Pool Fishery

Churn Pool Fishery at a glance:

Location:  Cirencester, GL7 5QJ

Size:  One lake at 4.5 acres

Biggest Carp:  42lb

Accommodation:  2 bedroom lodge

Tel No:  01285 860 783

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#3. Stuffins Pit Carp Pool

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Exclusive isn’t some meaningless moniker. It literally means ‘restricted to a person or group’.

This is exactly what you will get with Stuffins carp pool. For a fee, you’ll be granted sole access to the water.

This comes with the use of a touring caravan so you can stop and make a brew if you aren’t too busy in your bivvy!

This water, located in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside, houses some real rod benders, with carp over 30lb being caught consistently. 

If the carp aren’t feeding, you’ll be able to try your arm against big tench, bream and pike, all of which are pushing PB sized numbers. 

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Exclusive carp lakes in England
Exclusive carp lakes in England

Some pictures from Stuffins Pit

Stuffins Pit at a glance:

Location:  Peterborough, PE6 7YX

Size:  A single 4-acre lake

Biggest Carp:  30lb+

Accommodation:  Bivvy / Caravan style Lodge

Tel No:  07722 245 641

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#4. Berners Hall Fishery

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Picture of Berners Hall Fishery take via one of the decent lightweight drones

Nothing says ‘exclusive’ more than a fishery that is always booked up. If you want to visit Berners Hall Fishery, you will have to plan it in advance.

Why? Because it is one of the most exclusive carp fishing lakes in England. With three notable venues to choose from, all stocked heavily (literally) with record-breaking carp.

While all three lakes promise double-figure carp starting with a ‘3’, you’ll want to make your way to the ‘reservoir’ to be in with a shout of the biggest numbers.

With 24 swims spread over 24 acres, you’ll have plenty of room all to yourself.

If you prefer to hire a whole lake for a small party of anglers then Meadow Lake and Poultons Lake are great choices.

Want a top tip?

Zig-rigs are absolutely deadly at this venue. 

Check out this video of the Nash social at Berners Hall...

Berners Hall at a glance:

Location:  Ongar. CM5 0TB

Size:  3 lakes spanning approximately 40 acres

Biggest Carp:  48lb

Accommodation:  Bivvy

Tel No:  01245 231 746

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#5. Olivemead Lake

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An onsite lodge, which perches above the same water that you will be fishing? Sounds pretty exclusive to us!

Olivemead was a former clay pit, and substantial work was undertaken in 2008 to make it a place where big carp can thrive.

While you might not think the stocking numbers sound all that high, it is well worth remembering that this exclusive carp fishing venue is only 3 acres in size.

As a result, the density of fish per acre might be one of the highest in England!

They also have a policy of removing smaller fish, so you are practically guaranteed to hook into a big one provided you choose an effective method. 

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best uk fishing holidays - olivemead lake
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best uk fishing holidays - olivemead lake
best uk fishing holidays - olivemead lake
best uk fishing holidays - olivemead lake

Some pictures from Olivemead Lake

Olivemead Lake at a glance:

Location:  Wiltshire. SN15 4JF

Size:  A single lake of 3 acres

Biggest Carp:  46lb

Accommodation:  Lodge

Tel No:  07940 356 737

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#6. Cherry Lakes

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Another of the most exclusive carp fishing lakes in England nestled in the bosom of the Cotswolds.

Cherry lakes offer luxury lodges and cottages to supplement your fishing adventure. What makes it so exclusive?

With the hire of a lodge, you gain sole use of its associated lake. We’d opt for the cherry pool, which is exclusive to the Egret lodge.

The other pools and lakes are all tied to lodges. Whichever you choose, you’ll find a decent stock of sizeable fish, easily pushing the 30lb mark and sometimes above!

Cherry lake, in particular, houses one resident who’s putting on weight and at last measure was 44lb.

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best uk carp fishing holidays - cherry lakes
best uk carp fishing holidays - cherry lakes

Some pictures from Cherry Lakes

Cherry Lakes at a glance:

Location:  Cirencester, GL7 5UZ

Size:  4 lakes spanning 9 acres

Biggest Carp:  44lb

Accommodation:  Lodges and Cottages

Tel No:  01285 869 887

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#7. Westfield Fishery

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While Westfield is a day ticket water, we said we would bring you some of the most exclusive carp fishing lakes in England…

So you’ll be pleased to know that if you (and possibly a gang of mates) decide to, you can hire the venue exclusively for your own personal use!

The single lake at Westfield can accommodate up to 8 anglers for a full 24 hours and also provides space for camping alongside the swims.

For slightly smaller parties, there is onsite accommodation too!

The current record carp taken from the water comes to 38lb. Still, Westfield’s website confidently claims there is bigger lurking beneath.

It could be you or one of your party setting the new record!

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best exclusive carp lakes in England
best exclusive carp lakes in England

Some pictures from Westfield Fishery

Westfield Fishery at a glance:

Location:  Buckinghamshire, SL7 2HE

Size:  A single 3.5-acre lake

Biggest Carp:  38lb

Accommodation:  Lodges

Tel No:  07523 896 691

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#8. The Woolpack Fishery

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There must be something in the water in Cambridge, as this is another exclusive carp fishing lake in the county.

The exclusive lake is based in Huntingdon. You’ll be granted sole use along with the possibility of catching fish up to 40lb!

Exclusivity means reducing numbers, so choose your friends wisely as they only allow you and three others. 

With exclusivity comes a touch of class which is why Woolpack fisheries will even help unload your luggage and escort you down to the swim (if you ask nicely, you might be able to get a few tips along the way too!)

This isn’t a lake for novices. There is dense weed cover at certain times of the year, so you have really got to know what you are doing.

With 6 swims and only 4 anglers permitted, everyone will have some options of moving swims if needs be.

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Exclusive Carp Fishing Lakes In England
Exclusive Carp Fishing Lakes In England

Some pictures from The Woolpack Fishery

Westfield Fishery at a glance:

Location:  Godmanchester, PE29 2EJ

Size:  A single 3.5-acre lake

Biggest Carp:  38lb

Accommodation:  Bivvy

Tel No:  Contact via website

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#9. Arrow Meadow Fisheries

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We always love it when we find a venue that doesn’t have day tickets as an option.

It means that the carp haven’t been overfed with the usual mixture of corn and pellets, and as a result, we stand a far better chance of catching.

Arrow Meadow is a prime example of an exclusive carp fishing lake in England.

You’ll have a choice of two venues, either opting for the 4.5-acre meadow pools or alternatively the Estate lake set in well-manicured grounds in Solihull.

For the bigger fish, opt for the former, where you can catch one of many carp growing up to 35lb.

Want to know how exclusive carp fishing can get? You will have a lot of ‘best friends’ as the venue only permits two anglers at a time.

They also don’t allow dogs… However, if you are looking to take pets with you check out our guide on pet-friendly fishing venues.

Checkout the following 2 videos which provides an introduction to the exclusive lakes on Arrow Meadow Fisheries...

Arrow Meadow Fisheries at a glance:

Location:  Alvechurch, Worcestershire & Knowle, Solihull

Size:  6 acres, two lakes.

Biggest Carp:  35lb

Accommodation:  Bivvy

Tel No:  0330 330 0426

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#10. Carpdell Fishery

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While you can get a day ticket to Carpdell fishery, it is also available to reserve for your sole use.

This lake is one of the oldest and greatest. With a 70 year history, it is thoroughly ‘bedded in’ and natural.

 You’ve got plenty of hire options if you are looking for exclusive use. The maximum you can hire this lake for is 7 days.

This allows you to bring a party of six people and hook into a few big ones that have been homegrown over several seasons.

You’ll be able to fish for various carp species, including commons, mirrors, and the occasional huge bream!

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English Exclusive Carp Lakes
English Exclusive Carp Lakes

Some pictures from Carpdell Fishery

Carpdell Fishery at a glance:

Location:  Hertfordshire, WD3 3GG

Size:  Single 3-acre lake

Biggest Carp:  44lb

Accommodation:  Bivvy with Kitchen Onsite

Tel No:  Contact via website

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#11. Bearley Lakes

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Exclusivity when carp fishing shouldn’t have to mean that you are limited in your choice. Fortunately, Bearley Lakes offers two lakes, both of which can be privately booked. 

Located in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, both lakes feature onsite accommodation allowing you to make the most of your time (and to avoid your mates snoring in a bivvy).

For some of the biggest commons you’ll have seen in your life, Willow lake is the one to go for. It has a couple of residents who, by now, will easily be pushing 40lb!

A quick glance at their booking schedule should show you how popular this venue is.

You’ll have to plan well in advance if you want to gain a place at one of the most exclusive carp fishing lakes in England.

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exclusive carp fishing venues in England
exclusive carp fishing venues in England

Some pictures from Bearley Lakes

Bearley Lakes at a glance:

Location:  Somerset, BA22 8PE

Size:  Two lakes totalling 5.5 acres

Biggest Carp:  39lb

Accommodation:  Bookable Caravan

Tel No:  07964 949 730

Website: www.bearleylakes.co.uk

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#12. Nash Lakes

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If you are going for exclusive carp fishing lakes in England, you ideally want something just a little bit special. Nash Lakes is it.

It has all of the ingredients to make a session of carp fishing. Beautiful scenery, sculpted features (both above and below the water) and all stocked with a head of carp that have been handpicked.

If you want exclusivity, your best bet is to become a member. This entitles you to book both of the lakes, some of which hold fish that, while sizeable, have never been caught. (There’s a 40lb mirror knocking around in Kingfisher lake that has so far eluded the tastiest of boilies). 

You also have the option of ‘try before your buy’ with day tickets also being available.

For the real monsters, make your way to Church Lake, where you might just spot a 61lb behemoth!

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Some pictures from Nash Lakes

Nash Lakes at a glance:

Location:  Royston, SG8 6EY

Size:  2 lakes across 4.7 acres

Biggest Carp:  61lb

Accommodation:  Bivvy

Tel No:  01702 233 811

Website: https://nashlakes.com

Final Thoughts

Exclusivity can mean different things to different people. Sometimes it means having the place to yourself. Other times it means sharing with a select few.

For others, it could mean having access to the best and biggest fish. Regardless of the meaning, you’ll find plenty of the above in abundance in our list of exclusive carp fishing lakes in England.

Why not bring the family with you and make a weekend of it? There really are some great venues that have accommodation available to book.

See our article on the best UK carp fishing holidays for more information.

If you need any fishing tackle please consider visiting one of our recommended online fishing tackle shops.

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