Welcome to Old Mill Lakes

Birch Netting

Our Mission

At the very least we aim to turn Old Mill Lakes into one of the very best fisheries in the North of England. We aim to achieve this by ensuring that anglers who come to Old Mill Lakes enjoy the experience as this, we feel, is what angling is supposed to be about.

Why Choose Us

Old Mill Lakes is set overlooking the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds in a peaceful, secure and friendly environment and offers excellent angling for well looked after, clean and healthy carp. Old Mill Lakes also offers access to toilet and shower facilities.

What We Do

We are always striving to improve the fishery and by being anglers ourselves that enables us to do this. We are always keeping a close eye on fish stocks to ensure that they are keep healthy and given the very best opportunity to realise their full potential.

Useful Info

Booking On At Old Mill

To book yourself on at Old Mill, please call us on 07767 363545. Please be aware payment is required in advance to confirm your booking and this is taken over the phone by card payment. You are welcome to call for availability on the day you plan to fish and pay on the bank. No refunds given, if cancellation occurs at least 7 days prior to your session commencing, then you can re-schedule it for another time. Please note that sessions can only be re-scheduled once and must be within the calendar year. Please ensure that you are familiar with the rules prior to angling. Arrival is from 10am for fishing to start at 12 noon for Birch, Willow and Oak.  Please consider taking out holiday insurance if booking a holiday to stay in the lodge on Alder.

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The jewel of the Old Mill complex, Birch represents more of a challenge to the angler, but what rewards there are to be had for your effort! Birch contains multiple 40lb+ specimen carp with Commons and Mirrors to 55lb+. In addition there are an impressive number of 30lb+ fish present with 60 confirmed as at January 2020. Though Birch can be a challenge, talented anglers have previously been able to catch on most visits, though equally, don’t be surprised if you go half a dozen or more sessions without a fish!

Memberships are priced as a one off £50 fee. Memberships are fairly limited, so we cannot guarantee that they are available at all times. In order to be considered for membership we prefer that it is done by recommendation from existing members or alternatively you can make yourself familiar to us by angling on Willow or Oak and we can consider membership on that basis (though please note there is no guarantee of membership).

Description Details
Size of Lake 8 Acres
Range of Depth 3ft to 10ft
Average Depth 5ft to 7ft
Number of Carp 150
Lake Record Mirror 56lb+
Lake Record Common 55lb+
Lake Record Leather 37lb+
Lake Record Linear 40lb+
Lake Bed Weed, Sand, Clay, Chalk
Membership Required? Yes
Membership Cost £50
Ticket Cost £35 / 24 hrs
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Ideal for group bookings/socials or those anglers looking to step up from a runs water to target 20lb+/30lb+ carp. Willow contains a great head of large target fish with over 23 fish confirmed weighing in at 30lb+ up to the lake record, a common of 38lb+. Behind these a further 42 fish are confirmed at weights between 25lb and 29lb. Looking at the stock (as at January 2020) including those fish that are 6 to 12months+ since last capture we estimate around 30 fish in total are through 30lb+ in Willow! Willow represents a great opportunity for most to break their common PB, with a great head of 20lb+ commons with 13 confirmed to date over 30lb. Willow also makes an excellent winter water with January often one of the most productive months of the year with multiple hits of 20lb+ fish a realistic proposition!

Description Details
Size of Lake 3 Acres
Range of Depth 5ft to 17ft
Average Depth 6ft to 7ft
Number of Carp 120
Lake Record Mirror 37lb+
Lake Record Common 38lb+
Lake Record Leather 33lb+
Lake Bed Clay, Sand
Membership Required? No
Membership Cost N/A
Ticket Cost £30 / 24 hrs
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Oak is a great 20’s water and represents an excellent opportunity of large hits of fish. Oak contains around 750 fish with Commons to 33lb+, Mirrors to 32lb+, Leathers to 32lb+, Linears to 33lb+ and a 26lb+ Ghostie. To date there have been 7 different 30’s confirmed (as at January 2020), though we expect that there are around 10 to 12 fish through 30lb, just waiting for them to get caught again. Last year saw lots of the single figure stockies from 3 years ago breaking though 20lb+ for the first time, we fully expect a large proportion of these fish to break through 20lb over this coming year. Oak offers a great opportunity to get a few runs under your belt, whether you are fairly new to angling for carp or looking for a confidence boost or to test tactics. Oak contains some stunning fish that we are sure will grow very well over the coming years!

Description Details
Size of Lake 8 Acres
Range of Depth 5ft to 10ft
Average Depth 7ft to 8ft
Number of Carp 750
Lake Record Mirror 32lb+
Lake Record Common 33lb+
Lake Record Leather 32lb+
Lake Record Linear 33lb+
Lake Record Ghostie 26lb+
Lake Bed Sand, Clay
Membership Required? No
Membership Cost N/A
Ticket Cost £30 / 24 hrs
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Alder offers exclusive fishing on your own 3 acre lake complete with a luxury air conditioned lodge and hot tub. The site offers a great view over-looking the Lincolnshire Wolds, a range of hills that is designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. The lake contains carp up to 35lb; a nice mix including mirrors with a nice variety of different scale patterns and some lovely looking commons. Looking at recent captures all fish seem to have put on an average of 5-6lb on in the past year so we expect there to be a healthy head of fish over 20lb present already!

Alder is very well suited to a couples/family getaway offering a luxury relaxing fishing experience in a private, peaceful location, without public access. As this is Chris and Jo’s own personal lake set adjacent to the house, there will only be 15 to 20 weeks available for booking each year. This also means that we are not looking to cater for loud single-sex group/party bookings, just those looking for a nice peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of life.

Description Details
Size of Lake 3 Acres
Range of Depth 3ft to 13ft
Average Depth 9ft to 11ft
Number of Carp 250
Lake Record Mirror 35lb+
Lake Record Common 30lb+
Lake Bed Sand, Clay
Membership Required? No
Membership Cost N/A


£6502pm Friday to 10am Monday
  • 10kg Spod Mix (Maize, Maples)


£8002pm Monday to 10am Friday
  • 10kg Spod Mix (Maize, Maples)

Full Week

£1300Starts Monday or Friday 2pm for 7 nights; off at 10am
  • 10kg Spod Mix (Maize, Maples)

The prices are for two adult guests (children are free). If more than two adults wish to attend, then each additional adult will need to pay an additional supplement. The additional supplement for an additional adult angler is £90 for the weekend, £100 for the midweek and £175 for the full week. The additional supplement for an additional adult non-angler is £60 for the weekend, £80 for the midweek and £100 for the full week.

All guests visit Old Mill Lakes strictly at their own risk. No liability for accidents or injuries will be accepted.

Booking is live for opening in March 2020. Please call 07767 363545 to book.

We require a 50% deposit to secure your booking with the remaining balance to be paid no later than 2 months before the start of your holiday. Our preferred means of payment is via BACS. Please note that no refunds are given. If the owners are informed of cancellation prior to the 2 months period before arrival, then you can rearrange your holiday for different dates in the same calendar year. Only anglers and visitors who have booked are allowed on the property. Unauthorised visitors will be asked to leave. No sub-letting or sharing of the property is permitted except with persons nominated when booking.

Please consider taking out Holiday Insurance to cover your holiday in the lodge on Alder.

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