Potomac Lake, Gunnersbury Park
Potomac (Fish Pond) – 51.492886, -0.293248
BMAPS acquired the fishing rights to the Potomac in 2019. It had been left derelict for a number of years and was seriously overgrown and in need of some TLC.
The Potomac can be dated back to the 1700’s. Originally a clay pit called “Cole’s Hole”, it was purchased by The Rothschild family in the 1800’s. They landscaped the area and transformed the old Kiln into the Gothic Folley that we see today.
The Potomac can reach approximately 24ft deep when the water levels are up. It is heavily stocked with plenty of carp. Mostly Commons averaging the 12-14lb mark. The lake also holds a good head of Pike, again rumoured to go to 20lb plus and having previously held the British second at a whopping 38lb 4oz!
The 2021/2022 Season saw us introduce approximately 40 plus carp taken from a reservoir in Barnes. There were various sizes running up to approx 23lb. A video of the day can be viewed by clicking here.
The 2022/2023 Season saw the Club introduce 5 Mirror Carp from the famous VS Fisheries, run by Simon Scott. The biggest being a stunning 31lb Mirror, two at 17lb and two at 15lb.
Night fishing is permitted on this water by purchasing the Night Fishing add on.
This venue is a member’s only water with day tickets now available for guests of members.
Click to read Potomac specific rules
It is heavily stocked with plenty of carp. Mostly Commons averaging the 12-14lb mark. In 2023 we introduced some stunning Mirror Carp with the biggest being 31lb. The lake also holds a good head of Pike, again rumoured to go to 20lb plus.
- Common Carp
- Mirror Carp
24/7. After you join you will be sent the gate combination codes and are then free to fish as and when you please.
Close season on this venue runs from 21st December to 31st January.
We run a limited number of Night fishing permits on this venue. You can add this on as an extra.
Access & Parking
We have our own park access gate situated on Lional Road with a combi lock which can be used 24/7. The entire lake is also fenced off from the rest of the park and there is another combi lock on the gate to the lake itself. All members will be provided with the codes when they join.
There is parking in the parks own car park which is accessed via Popes Lane or alternatively on street parking on Lional Road which is standard pay and display.
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