The Pads Lake is a mature lake on the west side of the main Yateley Complex. It has an extensive gravel bar system and an average depth of 5 feet. The venue’s name comes from the magnificent stands of water lilies that adorn the western side of the water
Fish types and Sizes
There are some 70 - 90 carp present, the majority from a 1998 stocking of Fishers Pond strain fish; these average well over 20lb with roughly 15 to 20 different 30s, to a current top weight of 39lb 12oz. The fish are not too difficult to tempt but they are switched off by lines in the water and constant re-casting.
Carp to 39lb 12oz.
Tench to 7lbs+.
Bream to 8lbs+.
Pike to 15lbs+.
The entire Pads Lake may be booked by up to 10 anglers for a 24-hour period from 10am to 10am the following morning at a rate of £135 per 24 hours, March to November inclusive, and £67.50 per 24 hours December to February inclusive.
A week session of any seven consecutive 24-hour periods is available at a discounted rate of £800, March to November, and £400, December to February.
Exit the M3 at junction 4a, signposted, Farnborough, and bear left, following signs towards Yateley / Reading. Proceed straight on for approximately two miles passing the Royal Engineers Gibraltar Barracks. Shortly after the barracks turn right at the roundabout and go straight across at the next roundabout. Follow the road for approximately one mile through Cricket Hill into Yateley. Turn left at the roundabout at the end of the road onto the B3272 and, after 100 meters, turn right into Sandhurst Road.
The entrance to the eastern side of the complex: Summer Pit, Match Lake, Nursery and Copse Lake is the first gate on the RIGHT, 200 meters past Weybridge Mead. The entrance to the western side of the complex, Split, Horseshoe, Tree Lakes etc. is the second gate on the LEFT 250 meters past Weybridge Mead, just before the sharp right-hand bend.
Fishing on the Pads Lake is on a lake booking basis only. A booking allows from one up to of ten anglers to fish the water. Thus, one angler may have the entire lake to themselves, or they may share the lake - and therefore the cost - with any number of anglers but with a maximum of 10.