- The Fishing Lakes
The fishing lakes are open from 7am each morning until dusk. Resident campers and members may begin fishing at 6am during the summer months when the mornings are lighter. Day tickets can be obtained from the chalet or the bailiff who will make several visits during the day. The fishery rules can be viewed on the large notice board in the car park, on the web site and also on the back of all fishing permits.
There are now four course fishing waters at Sumners Ponds.
Sumners Lake, the larger specimen waters, is stocked with carp to 34 lb, perch to 4 lb, chub to 6lb, bream to 7lb, roach to 2lb and pike to 15lb. In Farm Pond, the smaller but more mature of the ponds, we have carp to to 24lb, roach, tench, rudd, chub, perch and crucians.
Set on its own, away from the camp site is the 3.5-acre, landscaped match lake which provides prolific fishing with barbell, chub, carp, crucians, tench and roach. Primarily designed for the match fisherman but provides great sport for the day ticket fisherman too.
The latest addition is our two acre Ribbon Lake which is, as its name implies, a meandering ribbon of water with islands to fish from. This new lake is well stocked with silver fish such as tench, chub, barble, bream and crucians, is popular with match fishermen and is ideal for beginners or parent and child teams, as they can be guaranteed a successful catch on most visits.
Alan, our resident Bailiff is usually available for help and advice on every aspect of fishing at Sumners Ponds and he keeps a well stocked bait and tackle section in our campsite café and shop. Live baits such as maggots and worms are always available.
Anyone wishing to fish after dusk, will need to become a member of Sumners Ponds – please ask for details. Younger children must be supervised. If you wish to leave your child unattended you will need to inform reception or the bailiff who will take a telephone contact number where we can reach a parent at all times in the event of an emergency or misbehaviour. Please note that we care for the well being of our valuable fish stocks and you must be sure to have read the rules and have the correct equipment. Our staff are happy to advise you and most experienced fishermen are happy to give advice.
Download our plan of the site and fishing lakes.