Claydon Lakes

Two lakes in the grounds of Claydon House open June 1st - March 31st but closed during January The club controls two lakes in the grounds of Claydon House near Winslow Buckinghamshire.

The large middle lake is well known for its stocks of catfish. The lake was originally stocked during the 50s with catfish from Woburn Estate. The cats have thrived in the shallow muddy water and now reach 39lb.

Many anglers have caught their first catfish from Claydon Middle Lake. Apart from the catfish there is a large head of carp.

Fish to 28lb have been caught but the average fish is likely to be a low double or less.

Carp fishing here can be hectic and is ideal for the novice or young angler.

The lake also contains some large bream and a few zander, one of which was caught at 13lb.

The top lake close to the Calvert Road contains good tench, bream and carp. There are also shoals of roach and rudd present.

This lake is very weedy and has been recently cleared to create new swims.

Anglers may not night fish at Claydon and must leave the lake by the times stated in the membership booklet.

Parking is in a large gravel lay by on the Calvert Road. A long walk to the middle lake is necessary so try to travel light or use a barrow.

Anglers must not park in the grounds of Claydon House.