Willows Lakes

Willows Lake is part of a 180-acre estate and consists of three mature gravel pits from four to 22 acres in size and a stretch of the River Colne.

The lakes are three minutes away from the M25 and only a short distance from Central London, making it an ideal rural retreat. Thanks to its farm surroundings you would think that you were in the middle of nowhere.

With plenty of fish, a fully stocked tackle shop and catering also on site it has everything you need for an enjoyable day's fishing.


  • Farm Lake - Approximately 12 acres with depths ranging between 5ft and 20ft. this lake is for the more experienced carp angler looking for a challenge. Lake features include two islands, margins, gravel bars, silt spots and deep channels. It holds 700+ carp over 15lb with a good number of these hitting the mid to upper 20s and at least three known 30s to 34lb. Although this is the harder water on the complex it is still capable of producing good weights of fish over a session with many anglers catching over 20 fish in 24 hours.
  • Match Lake – Approximately 6 acres in size, with depths between 3ft and 20ft and plenty of features including margins, bars, plateaus and shelves. The lake has 40 swims and is stocked with over 8,000 carp between 2lb and 6lb and a good head of silverfish.
  • Willows Lake – Approximately 22 acres with depths ranging between 3ft and 12ft. This is the carp runs water with a stock of 7,000+ carp between 3lb and 30lb+ with an average size of around 12lb. There are many features on this lake including an island, margins, gravel bars, silt spots and deep channels. The lake has been known to do big weights of carp over 48-hour sessions of up to 700lb+. Willows also offers a good head of bream, skimmers and roach and can produce quality silverfish weights.

Species: Carp, grass carp, catfish, tench, bream, roach and perch

Extra Information:

  • Fully stocked tackle shop
  • Hot and cold food and drinks are available six days a week (closed on Mondays)
  • Fishery bailiff on site seven days a week, 24 hours a day

Day Ticket Prices: (All lakes, 1 rod)

  • Adults: £7
  • OAPs & Juniors: £7

Farm Lake Tickets (3 rods max)

  • Adult day ticket: £12
  • Adult 24hrs: £20
  • OAPs & Juniors: £10
  • OAPs & Juniors 24hrs: £15

Willows Lake Tickets (3 rods max)

  • Adult day ticket: £12
  • Adult 24hrs: £20
  • OAPs & Juniors: £10
  • OAPs & Juniors 24hrs: £15

Rules: Please consult the fishery

PLEASE NOTE: The above information is subject to change. Please contact the fishery for the most up to date prices, opening times, rules and other information.


Contact Details:


Willows Lakes
A414 North Orbital Road
St Albans

Telephone: 01727 822106 or 07921 766581

Website: www.willowslakes.com