Shawfields Big Lake (Ash)
Set in a sleepy corner of Ash and backing on to the river Blackwater, Shawfields Big Lake was originally part of the Willow Park complex. This lake has deep channels and lots of islands left over from earlier days as gravel pits, and offers some superb fishing in beautiful surroundings- in fact the words "unpoilt" and "stunning" are frequently used to describe it by new members.
One of the main features of Shawfields lake is the abundance of lily-pads, which occasionally require a modest cull as they grow enthusiastically!
This gorgeous water contains carp in excess of 20lbs. (No "30s" have yet to be reported- but it's just a question of time!), tench to around 6lbs, a head of crucians (if you can find them!), plenty of bream, roach and perch and rudd. This water offers something for all types of anglers apart from hard-core carpers, and all can have a memorable day's fishing here.
With willow and other trees draped over its banks and islands, plus an abundance of wildlife, Shawfields Big Lake is the place to be anytime!
As a note here, parking has never been a problem for our members visiting Shawfields Lake, however, we do insist that you park considerately, and do not block residents access. Thank you for your help in this regard.