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A famous fishery since its creation in the 19th Century, Bury Hill was renowned through the 1950s for tench and pike sport, and more recently through the 60s and 70s the nation's finest match anglers travelled hundreds of miles to line its banks to compete in regular competitions.

Nowadays, following years of careful fishery management and investment, Bury Hill has blossomed into an unrivalled all-round fishery, attracting specimen hunters, pleasure anglers and matchmen alike from far and wide.

The beautiful main lake at Bury Hill, with its mysterious and overgrown jungle and magical rhododendron lined island is matched only by the prolific fishing found on the two smaller lakes situated in the lower valley, designed and created especially for pleasure and competitive fishing in the early 1990s.

Fishing magazines, radio and television crews are regular visitors to the fishery, and John Wilson, who has recorded several episodes of his 'Go Fishing' series for Anglia TV at Bury Hill, describes his visits here as "a perfect day in paradise".

It is the tranquillity that sets the mood at Bury Hill. There is no noise from traffic, planes or trains - just the sound of bird song and the sight of wildlife and deer coming down to the lake's wooded shores to drink.

Bury Hill is a fantastic destination for pleasure anglers, specimen hunters, matchmen, beginners and disabled anglers of all ages, and has special facilities to cater for everyone to make their day at the fishery a memorable one.

A 200-year-old tree-lined Victorian Estate Lake surrounded by irises and lilies. At 12 acres there are 75 pegs. Old Bury Hill or the ‘Old Lake’ as it is known holds a fantastic head of specimen carp with several 30’s and plenty of doubles and 20’s, and is also noted for huge catches of specimen tench and bream, and outstanding winter predator sport with numerous double-figure zander and pike to 30 lb plus. Fishing is available from both the bank or from purpose built punts giving access to the famous 'jungle', which is noted for its huge catches of specimen tench.
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Milton at 30 pegs is stocked with large numbers of tench, crucian carp, roach, rudd, perch and bream as well as a few smaller carp to allow anglers to find a haven away from the tackle-busting doubles and 20-pounders that often muscle in elsewhere on the complex. Pleasure catches to 250 lb are commonplace during the spring and summer months whilst match hauls routinely exceed 100 lb.
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A 20 peg lake full of hard fighting small carp averaging 3-4 lb for great carp crunching sport, with tench, roach, rudd and bream for variety. A venue for beefy pole elastic or powerful float and feeder rods, Bonds regularly out-fishes all other lakes due to the head of greedy carp under 10 lb. Pleasure catches average well over 50 lb during the warmer months, the two hour match record is a massive 86 lb and top match weight over 300lb making it very popular for club bookings.
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Old Bury Hill’s land of the giants, Temple is an unashamed out-and-out specimen carp venue, the result of a £350,000 investment in 2003 when a tailor made big carp lake was constructed and stocked with pedigree English carp. Every bite results in a carp over 20 lb, averaging around 25 lb. Temple currently holds up to a dozen different 30-pounders which run to upper 30s. Temple is run on an exclusive membership basis with an annual joining fee. Click here to find out more about Temple Lake. Click here to link to Membership details.
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