VICTORIA ANGLING CLUB


Victoria Angling Club Waters

 

Please take all litter home with you, and close all gates behind you, either on entering, or leaving any of the fisheries

Madeley Manor:

Take the A525 Newcastle-under-Lyme to Woore Road out of Newcastle, past Keele University and Newcastle Municipal Golf Club. Follow the Keele Village By-pass until you see the turning for Madeley on your left-hand side. (Do not turn left) Carry on the A531 to Betley. Go under the Motorway Bridge, and, within 150 yards the Car Park entrance is on your right hand side. Unlock the barrier and park your car. Please re-lock the barrier when you go to the water, and the entrance gate to Madeley Manor is opposite the Car Park entrance on the other side of the road. Keys for the barrier are available at Meetings, or from BARRY SIMPSON 01782-329153 Home 07877-624903 Mobile. As you look at the lake, fishing is available up the left-hand side for most of the length, and on the right hand side for 2 pegs past the Boathouse. Members are not allowed to walk aound the top end of the lake to get from one side to the other.

Please read the section in your rules concerning Madeley Manor Estate, before fishing.

 

Mixed Fishery: (Depths to 7-8 feet) Species available: Roach (UP TO 2.5 lbs+ !!!!!!), Tench, Barbel, Chub, Carp (many 2-12lbs, with larger specimens to over 25 lbs), Crucian Carp, Bream (UP TO 7lbs+), Rudd and Perch.

 

Barr Hill Bottom Pools:

Take the A525 Newcastle-under-Lyme to Woore road out of Newcastle, past Keele University and Newcastle Municipal Golf Club. Follow the Keele Village By-pass until you see the turning for Madeley on your left-hand side. Turn left, and go through Madeley village, past Madeley Pool (on your right), and over the Railway Bridge. This is now Bar Hill. After the terraced houses end, on your right hand side, look into the field on your left and you will see the trees around the Bottom Pools. The Car Park entrance is on your left around the first bend in the road.

Members are asked to be careful when exiting the Car Park, due to the amount of road traffic at certain times. Parking is available in the driveway just opposite and slightly below the fishery entrance, but members are asked to park on the right hand side , as you enter the drive, and keep as close in to the fence as is possible, so as not to block any access.

Mixed Fishery: (Depths up to 9 feet in places) Species available: Roach, Tench (Up to 6-7lbs), Bream, Rudd, Carp, Crucian Carp, Perch (Up to 3lbs), Chubb, Barbel and Gudgeon.

 

Bar Hill Top Pools: (Now has a combination lock on the entrance gate)

Take the A525 Newcastle-under-Lyme to Woore road out of Newcastle, past Keele University and Newcastle Municipal Golf Club. Follow the Keele Village By-pass until you see the turning for Madeley on your left-hand side. Follow the directions for Bar Hill Bottom Pools. Go past the entrance to the Bottom Pools, and continue up the hill. After you pass the farm on your left-hand side, you will see a pathway up to the Car Park. The entrance gate is set back on the roadside at the start of the path about 100 yards on your right, immediately after the ‘Farm Shop’ signs. Please park at the top of the hill on the flat ground. The Pools are behind the car park and are approached by following the fence down the other side of the hill, and over the styles.

Front Pool: Mixed Fishery (Depths from 2-11 feet) Species available: Bream, Tench, Carp (Up to 15lbs+, many around 2-6 lbs.), Roach and Crucian Carp.

Back Pool: Mixed Fishery (Depths from 2-7 feet, shallowest part at Car Park end), mainly smaller fish, but Tench and Bream,  have been caught to 5lbs. Species available: Tench, Roach, Bream, Carp, Crucian Carp, Perch and Rudd.

 

Gordon’s Pool - Yew Tree Farm, School Lane, Onneley:

Take the A525 Newcastle-under-Lyme to Woore road out of Newcastle, past Keele University and Newcastle Municipal Golf Club. Follow the Keele Village By-pass until you see the turning for Madeley on your left-hand side. Follow the directions to Bar Hill pools. Go past the entrance to the Top Pools and carry on towards Woore. Onneley Golf Club and The Wheatsheaf appear on your right hand side. Go past them, and in a short distance, the road bears sharply left. Onneley Village Hall is on your right hand side, and stands at the corner of School Lane. Turn right and proceed for approximately three quarters of a mile, the lake will appear on your left-hand side and if you turn left down the Private Road, the Car Park entrance is on your left, by the waters edge. The lake is easily recognisable by the Shed situated at the road end of the lake. Park your vehicle on the Car Park.

Mixed Fishery: (Depths from 2 – 6 feet) Species available: Bream, Tench, Roach, Perch, Carp, Ghost Carp, Crucian Carp, Eide, Chub. Barbel and Trout! (The lake used to be a trout fishery, and there are still a few stragglers left!!!) 

 


 

 

 

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