Pallatrax Associated Fisheries & Angling Clubs

The following list of waters are part of a unique scheme run by Pallatrax where we work hand in hand with participating high quality fisheries to encourage fishing and the future of fishing. These recommended venues understand and promote our history of producing award winning tackle and baits that are designed as a fishery management tool that is both sympathetic to the environment as well as being incredibly successful for the angler.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity of becoming a Pallatrax Associated Fishery, please contact Simon Pomeroy via e-mail: [email protected] or call UK: 01409 240042. Overseas: 00 44 1409 240042.

UK Venues

Horseshoe Lake

Horseshoe Lake is situated in the Cotswolds at the northern fringe of the market town of Lechlade, on the A361 near to Swindon and Burford at the Gloucester/Oxfordshire border. The lake consists of two main ‘arms’ or ‘bays’ known as Summer Bay and Winter Bay. Depths vary from an average of 4ft in Summer Bay to an average of around 11ft in Winter Bay.

Consisting of 62 acres Horseshoe is renowned for the quality of its fish, including stunning fully-scaled mirrors. Being 62 acres in size it is impossible for anyone to know exactly how many fish are in Horseshoe but it’s safe to say there are several hundred specimen Carp to 46lb; Many 30+ and high twenties, hundreds of mid-doubles to mid-twenties. We estimate an average weight would be around 18 to 20lb.

Alongside the carp swim huge fish of all species; Bream in excess of 14lbs, several hundred specimen Tench are now common in the 6-9lb bracket which go to over 12lb. Roach have been recorded at 3lb with large catches of fish 1-2lb are there for those that want them, along with beautiful Rudd with 2lb fish recorded every year and a 3lb fish always a possibility. The winter months offer anglers change of one of the many Pike into the high 20s, along the shoals of Perch up to 4lb.

Tickets are purchased from Horseshoe Specialist Tackle Shop located in the Lodge, where we stock a wide range of quality consumables along with a range of tackle and baits from Pallatrax.

South West Lakes Trust 

South West Lakes Trust offers quality mix fishing in the most beautiful of surroundings, with 30 fisheries across Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset. With 14 course fisheries set within areas of outstanding natural beauty ranging in size from 2-81 acres,, the trust can offer something for every angler. If you are looking for specimen carp up to 45lb+, pike to 30lb, bream to 15 lb, Perch to 5lb+ or great match fishing with regular 100lb+ weights then look no further than the lakes of the South West Trust. 

Their sites have toilet facilities, excellent disabled access with wheelchair platforms at some locations and ample car parking. At Upper Tamar lake there is also a cafe and other outdoor activities which offer something for all the family to enjoy.

Ben Smeeth from the South West Lakes Trust stated: ” We are the largest provider of coarse fisheries in the South West and we are delighted to have all of our fisheries associated with Pallatrax. We are strongly behind the Pallatrax brand and stock a wide range of bait and tackle at Upper Tamar Lake near Bude as well as running Pallatrax sponsored carp competitions.  It is very important to us that anglers bait is not detrimental to our fisheries and by promoting Pallatrax products and working with them going forward we can ensure that not only will our fish will thrive but the rest of the eco system within our lakes will also be improved. The majority of our lakes are used for drinking water so the more anglers that use environmentally friendly products the better the water quality will be. The products Pallatrax provide as well as the technical advice Pallatrax give is excellent and I am excited by what the future will bring through our working partnership.”

Pallatrax Carp Open (Doubles) dates are confirmed as below:

24th – 26th March 2017
7th – 9th July 2017
22nd – 24th September 2017

For more information please contact Ben Smeeth on 01288 321262 or Simon Pomeroy on 01409 240042.


Eden Grange Fishery & Fish Farm

Eden Grange Fishery is tranquil, quiet and set in 12 acres of beautiful countryside in Shildon, County Durham. There are 3 well stocked coarse fishing ponds and 1 trout pond (by booking only) and match fishing is available.  Eden Grange also offer bed and breakfast, camping and caravanning and holiday lodges. There is a main carpark and toilets situated near all the ponds, having a short walk to all the pegs and 50% of the pegs and swims are disabled accessible.


Pallatrax Associated Angling Clubs

PADCAC _ Plymouth & District Angling Club

Plymouth and District Coarse Angling Club (PADCAC) is a non-profit making fishing club open to all in possession of an EA fishing licence and who have completed an application form and paid the current annual subscription fee. Their aim is to supply members with the leisure of fishing as a member or on a day ticket basis. The Club provides you with several venues where you can enjoy the art of fishing. They have 4 lakes at Cadover Lakes, 2 lakes at St Germans (based in Cornwall) and 1 lake at Filham Park (Ivybridge). The club waters provide you with a wide range of different species in the lakes including… Carp, Roach, Tench, Chub, Bream, Perch, Rudd, Skimmers and even some eels! [more]


Wheatley Hill Angling Club – Co Durham

The Wheatley Hill Angling Club was established in 1975 and has grown into one of the most popular clubs in the north east of England with a membership of 160 adults ,30 juniors and 10 disabled – and a waiting list of several hundred! The Club is controlled by a committee of 4 people headed by Alan Hall the Chairman of the Club.

The complex consists of a club house, toilets and training centre plus two beautiful and carefully maintained lakes, the original lake named the Hilly Lake and a brand new lake named Olly’s Lake.

The whole complex is a shining example of all the hard work put in by the forward thinking committee and members who organise regular work party’s to cover all the jobs in maintaining the complex to the highest possible standards. This includes the latest design in fishing platforms, tarmac pathways and benches located around the complex for visitors wanting to sit and relax in such pristine surroundings.  

The new lake (Olly’s) which has just been completed and stocked after being sympathetically landscaped with a large tree planting programme, once again all being carried out by the members. The recent addition of a state of the art windmill now provides on site power to the club house.

Foreign Venues

Echo Pool

Andy & Tasha Walker offer fishing to experienced anglers looking for a new challenge! Don’t think that because they have a small lake crawling with big carp that they are easy to find or tempt into picking up your hookbait!

It’s hard to describe the fishing situation they have created at Echo Pool, as it’s kind of unique.

From day one they wanted to create something different. The idea was to have a small water with the challenge and rewards offered by some of the best lakes in France.

If big carp fishing in France is your passion and you have a good understanding of what is needed in the pursuit of big carp; if you’re looking for a rewarding exclusive French carp fishing venue set in the most idyllic location for yourself and a couple of friends then Echo Pool is the answer – or it could be if you could get on the waiting list!

Echo Pool are a Pallatrax bait only fishery, due to appreciating that we have the same high standards and ethos when it comes to baits – to feed the fish and the whole ecosystem. They have also gone lead-free, so you’ll need to fish with non-toxic weights e.g Stonze or Andy’s hand made steel weights, available to buy at the lake.

The website is for information only, as even the waiting list is now closed. We suggest that you follow Echo Pool on Facebook to keep up to date with captures and for when they re-open the list!

 Etang la Planchette

The beautiful lake of Etang La Planchette is 8 acres in size & set in 20 acres of private land & nestled in a tranquil Valley of rural countryside set in the Lorraine region which is listed as an area of natural beauty.

The Lake is situated on a gravelled bed and is well stocked with carp in excess of 50lb. It’s full of snails, swan mussels, bloodworm and daphnia, which makes for a great environment for the fish, plus a large variety of natural plants, wildflowers & trees surround the lake.

There are 5 large gravelled swims that hold a maximum of 6 anglers (two sharing the Island swim) at a time giving anglers plenty of room to enjoy their carp fishing in peace. The fish that are stocked in this lake include big mirrors, commons & grass carp along with some couple of large sturgeon.

The lodge has an English flush toilet, wash basin & shower which is available 24 hours a day. There is also a diner, bait & tackle shop located in the lodge which sells end tackle and baits. They also sell ice-cream, chocolate, crisps, baguettes, clothing, batteries, sun tan lotion, beer, wine, and if they don’t have it they will gladly get it for you. There is also an area that you can charge up your phones, computers/ tablets and bait boat batteries etc.

There is an onsite English & French speaking bailiff (Tim Hodges) who is very knowledgeable about carp fishing and is there if you need any advice.

Topcats Resort, Thailand

Fishing in Thailand welcomes you to fish in Thailand at TopCats Fishing Holiday Resort, Koh Samui. It is now home to the most beautiful fishing lakes in Thailand. From your first cast you could be hooking into some of the worlds largest & sought after freshwater fish including: Giant Mekong Catfish, Giant Siamese Carp, Arapaima, Tiger Catfish, Aligator Gar, Niger Catfish, Leopard Catfish, Jullien’s Golden Prize Carp and Red Tail Catfish.

Topcats now fish the Stonze System incorporating The Hook and our pop-ups, which has seem a reamrkable increase in anglers’ catch rates and the species caught.

Koh Samui has long been one of the most popular vacation destinations in South-East Asia. The Island is famed for its peace and tranquillity as well as some of the wildest nightlife in Thailand.

From the action packed nightlife of Chaweng to the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of Bophuts Fisherman’s Village, there really is something for everyone. Relax and sunbathe on one of the many pristine white sandy beaches or take a trip into party central and dance till dawn.

The entire resort is tailor-made for group holidays and serious anglers.