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- Willinghurst Fisheries -

Fishing Hut

Location in South East:
Cranleigh, Surrey, England.

07774 188760 or

Day Tickets:
Day tickets cost 10.00 for first rod, 3.00 for second rod [concessions available for OAPs and juniors]. Evening tickets cost 7.00 and 24hr tickets cost 24.00 [by appointment only]. Keepnets for hire at 3.00

Disabled facilities, toilets, night fishing and camping available.

Best Baits:
Corn, meat, paste, banded pellet, chum mixer or worm all being successful on the right day. Hemp and pellet make an excellent feed, balling in groundbait doesn't normally work, but the 'method feeder' can be deadly sometimes.

Getting There:
Leave the A3 near Guildford following the A281 for Horsham. After 2 miles you will come to the village of Shalford. At Shalford railway station, turn left to Shamley Green. Follow the road and go through the villages of Winersh and Shamley Green on the B2128 and entrance 1 will be on your left [Ash and Alder lakes only] 50 yards further on is entrance 2 for Old, New, Top and Cherry Tree lakes. Continue on the main road for entrance 3 and take the first exit at the next roundabout and then turn immediately left into Smithwood common road. After 300 yards take the first left [signposted Winterfold] and entrance 3 is on the left after 200 yards [Main lake, Oak Tree Lake, Club House and Bar].

Willinghurst Fisheries has 9 well stocked coarse fishing lakes. Main species include carp, roach, rudd and tench. No barbed hooks allowed.

Spring 2005 - Christmas Tree Lake, restocked last year, is producing 30lb nets of roach, rudd, skimmers and bream, plus the occasional tench to 6lb. Pittance Lake was restocked with carp to 7lb and tench to 2lb from Ash and Alder Lakes [which are now closed], and has been producing 60lb bags from most pegs using pellet or prawns just over the ledge or the method feeder cast tight to the island. Horseshoe lake is fishing well too with large bags of roach and the odd carp falling to pellet fished up in the water.

Reader Feedback:
To be honest, I think Willinghurst Fishery is an outstanding fishery. Personally I would fish new lake as this is one of my favorites and its good to try and catch the 19lb carp in there.
George Smith - Oct 2009

Reader Feedback:
Just a warning for anyone thinking of fishing the specimen lakes at Wilinghurst fisheries .... Don't!!! I just had a hugely depressing 24 session there with 3 friends for my stag night. We spoke to the bailiff who recommended Christmas Tree Lake saying there was up to 36lb fish in it and tactics to use etc... We had 8 rods out all night and didn't have a single bite between us (except from the massive crayfish stock they have). After chatting to someone fishing the match lake in the morning we discovered that pretty much all the fish had died or been moved into the match lakes. We were told by several people since that this is because they killed loads of fish in the match lakes through lack of oxygen so restocked it with fish from the other lakes. The water level has also been dropped about 4 feet to fill another lake. The bailiff made sure in the morning that he avoided us completely so we couldn't ask what the hell he was thinking of, apart from getting our money.
Jake Priestley - August 2009

** Please note the views expressed by our readers are not necessarily endorsed by Fish South East. We suggest that all anglers check with Willinghurst Fisheries before visiting them to enquire about the condition of the fishery as well as prices, rules etc

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