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This mature, six acre former syndicate water is located to the west of Chester. It is renowned locally for specimen carp, bream, tench and eels. Stock densities of each species are relatively low but this has led to the water providing some truly huge fish. There are a good number of 20lb+ carp along with a number of good 30’s. Tench to low double figures, bream thought to go up to mid-doubles and eels to 6lbs 8oz ensure it is not just specimen carp hunters that have something to go at here. There are also rumours of pike in excess of 20lb but these have yet to be substantiated.

The lake is located within Chester Lakes fishing complex and members are welcome to use the excellent on-site café there along with the toilets and shower facilities. A number of special rules apply to this water and members are advised to thoroughly read the water specific rules before either visiting the site or fishing there.

Heading west along the M56, leave at junction 15 onto the M53 towards Chester/Wrexham. Take the exit for Wrexham and at the roundabout at the top of the slip road take the first exit. Immediately get into the outside lane. At the next roundabout take the last exit, going back towards Chester. After 200 yards take the slip-road towards Dodleston. At the next roundabout (1 mile) take the second exit. After around 400 yards turn left onto Church Lane. The site entrance is 50 yards along this road on the left. Drive along the track until you reach the site Café. Park here and ask inside the Café for directions to Lymm AC’s specimen lake – a signing-in book is located in the Café and must be completed on arrival and departure.

This venue is exclusive to members of Lymm Angling Club. Lymm Angling Club is one of the premier angling clubs in the UK. Based in the north-west of England, the club has a variety of waters that cater for specimen, pleasure and match anglers alike. Whether it's a still-water filled with either carp or mixed coarse fish, a specialist water with a small head of specimen sized fish or a river teaming with barbel, grayling, chub or trout, Lymm Angling Club has waters for you. Search FishKeep for Lymm AC or click HERE to see some of our other waters.


2011 Membership fees

Senior Membership  £80 - Applies to applicants aged 16 or over. The member's spouse/partner and up to two children (juniors only) may fish without any additional fee.
River Severn Permit £35 - Allows membership to the club for fishing the club's stretches of the River Severn only.
Joining Fee £35 - Applies to all new Senior Members wishing to join the club.
Pensioner Membership  £35 - Must be of state-pensionable age. The member's spouse/partner and up to two children (juniors only) may fish without any additional fee. An Overstamp (see below) is included free of charge.
Junior Membership  £10 - Must be aged 7 or under 16 on 1st January of the current year. Allows for a non angling senior. Juniors must have an adult with them at all times. An Overstamp (see below) can be purchased via a separate request.
Student Membership  £35 - Must be able to provide proof of full-time education via a letter or certificate (student cards NOT accepted) from the applicable university or establishment. The member's spouse/partner and up to two children (juniors only) may fish without any additional fee.

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