Acton Burnell is famous for both its fish and spectacular scenery, and many famous anglers have visited these lakes to catch its huge carp. There are two lakes at Acton, both can be very tricky, but there are some fantastic catches every season.
I took control of the lakes in 1992, shortly after they were drained, emptied, limed, fertilised and de-silted and then re-stocked with the magnificent carp that reside there today. Since 1994 both Acton Lakes have been run as very exclusive syndicate waters, and there has always been a two year waiting list.
In the lower lake in 1993 we introduced 96 young carp, three to five years old weighing between 10lbs and 24lbs. Over the years we have gradually de-stocked to maximise the potential of the best fish. The lower lake now holds 20 originals, nearly all of which are big 30's together with 40's and a 50lbs common the lake record "Bill" at 55-04lbs, along with at least five other 40's. In addition there are 42 young hand picked doubles that are growing well for the future.
The top lake holds approximately 120 fish of which 25 fish are different 40's. Yes, 25 different 40's. These include a current lake record mirror of 49.10lbs and a common of 48.11lbs. In addition to the big girls there are approximately 60 different 30's.
If you want to fish Acton and can't get into the syndicate then try booking one of our open access weeks. You can book the lake's exclusively for small groups of 6-8 anglers. Open access runs from mid April to the end of May. We are now taking bookings for 2013. For more information and prices ring Alex on 01952 463141.
Steve Hall with the impressive 'Ellie' @48-04
In the excitement got the question mixed up!!
New Lake nearly finished
Playing his 3rd fish
Des Taylor part 4
2nd fish in 5 Mins
Des Taylor Part 3
Des Part 2
landing a carp!
Des playing a monument carp
One of our new fish for the Monument,
which looks well over 40LB
One of our stockies!
One Happy Angler
Carp TV met up with us at Th Monument.
A little preview of the Avid trailer, filmed on our waters, have a look at the size of Jonah!
Thought you might like to take a look at our new fish that were feeding up to be put in our lakes later in the year. You can see our fish munching on some sweet corn that I hand fed into the margins. Enjoy chaps.
The lower lake was filling up fast today, and could well be flowing out by the time you read this update. The big lake still has a long way to go, but is has crept up a few inches already, we might gain a extra foot of water within the next couple of week’s.
Also with the lower lake hopefully now full, I might hire a pump in during the next wet spell, pump the water into the big lake.
What a great last few weeks we have had on all our waters. The low pressure and windy conditions have got the carp feeding and we have seen some great catches. Luke Edwards with 7 fish over two sessions at the Monument, with fish to 36lb. Nick Davies with a stunning brace from Acton lower with Bill at 52.06 and the Dave Moore fish at 44.04. The Avenue finished with a great session of 10 fish including one of the 40 commons.
As all the members know we are now closed until June. The fish are feeding well and with all this rain we are having the waters are looking back to there best. The water level at Weston is now also back to normal and overflowing. I will keep you all informed of the official opening of each of the waters.