As stated when we added Orchard Lakes to our portfolio of waters, this is a sinter only deal. As such, members will not have access to the venue after 31st March 2022. Beyond this date, it will become a day ticket only water again.

Orchard Lakes – CAC match result (25.03.2022)

Twelve members took advantage of the new CAC permit to visit Orchard Match Lake near Bashley. Catches were modest as the water had hosted competitions three days in a row, but members enjoyed the warm spring sunshine and caught F1s, ide and barbel alongside the more usual carp, to make for an interesting match. Alan Snook (18lb 8oz) was the clear winner with a mix of carp, F1s and a couple of barbel at peg 6. Newcomer Nigel Rasey (15lb) sat it out most of the day on the feeder to the far bank on peg 10 taking around six carp and John Reed (14lb 6oz) had a range of carp and F1s from end peg 24.

Members old and new wishing to enter the upcoming CAC Over-55s Thursday coarse matches please contact Dave Perkins (07598861573). The first one is on Holtwood (7th April), draw at 10am, fishing 11am-4pm. The matches require booking at least 48 hours ahead to confirm how many pegs will be needed. Details of events can be found on the website: