Sunrise over Goat Willow at Ashmead Carp Fishery

Lake Guide

Ashmead Fishery offers the angler an unrivalled opportunity to fish for some of the UK’s finest carp, in 17 acres of beautiful wetland, deep within the Somerset Levels.

Bookings are available from March until November each year and with a maximum of only 8 anglers fishing at any time, Ashmead provides a unique carp fishing experience that brings the angler close to nature in a spectacular wild environment.

The fishery was stocked originally with fingerling carp from a Surrey trout farm in 1971 and has never been stocked again. The Ashmead stock has developed as one of the finest in the country, producing mirror carp to over 50lbs and common carp to over 40lbs.

We are always happy to answer any question you may have about Ashmead Fishery, so please send us a message.

Lake Map

Ashmead Fishery Map

Ashmead - A Wetland Restored

The beauty and wildlife of the Ashmead Fishery are captured in this short film by Heather Paterson. Heather spent three months at Ashmead in 2013 filming as part of her MSc. in wildlife film-making. Enjoy a glimpse of the fishery, its restoration, and the wildlife that make it so special.

Mirrors to over 50lb+ and common carp to 40lb+


Browse some of the fantastic fish in Ashmead, with mirrors to 50lb+ and common carp to 40lb+.

Ashmead Fishery Rules

Fishery Rules

Details on the rules of the fishery that all guests are asked to follow.

How to book a session on Ashmead carp fishing

How to Book

Information on the prices and packages for both individuals and groups of anglers.

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