|Claydon lakes||Open June 1st, closed January, April, May|
|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 30lb, the average catfish is going to
be mid double figure size. 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. 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.
There is NO night fishing at Claydon. All anglers must be off the estate grounds by the times stated in the membership book. Failure to leave the estate may result in a ban of membership for a minimum of one year.
No bivvies or bivvy systems are allowed at Claydon. The estate owners specifically request that anglers only use a single pole umbrella.
At Claydon all members must display their valid membership book, so that it can be seen by estate officials and LBAC bailiffs.
A maximum of two rods are allowed at Claydon.