Barden Lake

bdn2A large mixed fishery of around 25 acres, this gravel pit has become a Mecca for carp anglers. The head of large carp is phenomenal, many anglers have caught well over 100 different doubles each, in a season, mainly twenties and thirties with the occasional 40lb. There are specimen tench and bream into double figures, enormous nets of bream (well over 100lbs) are regularly taken. The large roach and rudd are more elusive, but dedication can produce spectacular results. One day ticket angler had thirty roach in one session, three of them exceeded 2lb. Perch and pike also show at times and will respond well to a noisy plug.


This is a Member and Day Ticket water

Members fishing is from dawn till  1 hour before park gate closing time.
24 hour fishing for special country park Night Card holders.

Day Ticket angling from park gate opening time to 1 hour before park gate closing time.

Minimum dimensions for unhooking matt: XL or Euro size.

Disabled access and platforms.

Toilets in main car park

Parking at each end of Lake. Haysden Country Park car-park and Audley Avenue car parks

(Car parking charges apply).

Car-parks are locked at night, times displayed at the entrance.