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The coarse fishery at Blackland Lakes is comprised of two Lakes; the larger Heron Lake is approximately 1 acre with depths ranging from 4 to 12 feet. The second is Stan's Lake which is approximately half an acre with depths from 4 to 9 feet. The later one was named after Stan Haines who constructed them in 1983 with his massive dragline excavator. The chalky water has proved to be an ideal habitat for the fish.

Both Lakes are well stocked. Heron lake contains Mirror Carp up to 20 lbs. Both lakes contain Tench to 4lb, Roach to 3.5lb Perch to 3.5lb, Bream to 11lb, Crucian Carp to 3lb, Rudd and Gudgeon. As part of our ongoing investment and improvement plan at Blackland Lakes, we have recently made the following improvements to our lakes;
  • Sample netting, to check stock amounts and their condition
  • Removal of snags
  • Added Siltex, benefits of Siltex include; reduces silt on the lake bed, increases oxygen levels, improves water quality, reduces methane, provides calcium for plants and wildlife
  • Increased water level, we have made improvements which will allow us to have better control of water levels
  • Re-stocking, we have introduced over 150lb of Carp originating from Tony Campbell's Carp4Restocking strain
  • CCTV, we have installed motion cameras so that we can monitor lakes 24/7
  • Please send pictures of your Blacklands Lakes catches to:-


    Day fishing is permitted from 8am - 8pm. Night Fishing is allowed by arrangement please contact our campsite shop who will be happy to advise on our procedure for this. There is adequate room around both lakes for bivvies on nearly all swims.

    Fishing costs for campers and non - campers can be found under the Prices Section.

    Fishing Matches: enquires are invited for private fishing matches which can be held on either lake.

    Fishing Rules

    • No barbed hooks
    • No hooks larger than size 4.
    • No braided mainline or mainlines under 5lb.
    • Ledger rigs must be free running not fixed.
    • No Ground Bait.
    • All nuts are banned.
    • Two Rod Limit.
    • Un-hooking mats and towels used to handle fish must be wetted before use.
    • No fishing from the islands or from within the lake i.e using waders.
    • No bivies or kit to be left unattended - kit may be removed.
    • You may only occupy one swim (fishing position) at a time.
    • The use of keep nets is by arrangement only.
    • Do not hold fish (especially Carp) more than 2ft above the ground. Dropping them could easily kill them.
    • No loud or offensive language.
    • Children under 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Fishermen must also comply with the campsite rules listed on the camping page.

    Heron Lake is our specimen Carp Lake containing fish up to 25lb. Special care and equipment is required additionally to our fishing rules listed above

    • No mainline under 10lb breaking strain to be used.
    • Wetted carp unhooking mats must be used.
    • Landing nets must be at least 80cm at its widest point.
    • No keep nets.

    • NB. Ground bait fouls the water and has a negative effect on fishing. Over feeding will spoil the fishing and pollute the water. Please feed sparingly and take left over bait home with you or dispose of it in the rubbish bins provided. Please do not dump it in the lakes.


    Blackland Lakes
    Calne, Wiltshire
    United Kingdom, SN11 0NQ
    Tel: 01249 810943

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