F L E Fishery

FLE Fishery

Welcome to FLE Fishery

The FLE Fishery is set on a tranquil countryside farm located just outside of Romsey, close to the New Forest National Park. The Top Lake at FLE Fishery, managed by FLE Angling and Outdoor Pursuits, is approx 1 acre with an average depth of 5 feet and contains carp to over 22 lb. There is a great chance of serious session weights on this lake.

Comprising of 4 canal lakes, FLE Top Lake, a state of the art coaching and customer facilities and onsite tackle & bait store, it really does have everything you could want from a modern commercial fishery.


Our visits to FLE Fishery:

An article about our visit to FLE Fishery in March 2013 can be found here.


Gaz Fareham’s Carp Club

One of the many new events that FLE Fishery has to offer is a Carp Club with Gaz Fareham. This is excellent fun and is open to anyone aged 14 and above to join.

Membership is just £30 a month.

This will entitle you to join the Master Class, have unlimited daytime fishing at the FLE Fishery and attend the weekly social Thursday evening meetings.

Gaz Fareham's Carp Club
The focus of this club is FUN and aimed at those people who want to get out once a week and fish in a social environment, learn from one of the best carp anglers around and enjoy the challenge of catching carp at the FLE Fishery.

To sign up for Gaz Fareham’s Carp Club please visit the Booking Section, click on the ‘FLE Open Events and Matches’ link and scroll down to Gaz Fareham’s Carp Club.


The Canals:

Each Canal has large, stable wooden platforms and great access. With 40 pegs spread between the four Canals there is plenty of space for all anglers.


  • Carp to 12 lb
  • Tench
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Perch
  • Ide
  • Crucian carp
  • Bream

FLE also run regular events such as tuitions, carp teach-ins, school holiday courses, open matches and much, much more. Please visit the website for full details.


Top Lake:

The Top Lake is an atmospheric one acre lake with an island, great marginal features and Carp up to 22 lb. With an average size of fish above 10 lb the FLE Top Lake is not easy, but for those wanting a challenge in beautiful surroundings it is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

Carp species in Top Lake:

  • Ghost Carp
  • Mirror Carp
  • Common Carp

You will find the FLE Fishery a joy to fish with action coming fast and furious at times, making for the perfect venue for novice and experienced anglers alike. The staff will be more than happy to help you and pass on local knowledge on your arrival at the fishery.


Please find information for the opening times, facilities, prices, and rules listed below.


Opening Times

8am to 7.30pm or Dusk (whichever is the earliest)

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  • 48 purpose built fishing swims with great access.
  • Tuition, Matches, Laser Clay Shooting and Educational Courses available.
  • Tackle and Bait room
  • Landing Nets, Large Unhooking Mats and Weigh Slings are provided free of charge to anyone fishing the FLE Top Lake
  • Clean wheelchair accessible Toilet Facilities.
  • Golf Buggy Service for those who need help to their swims.
  • Match Scales, Unhooking Mats and Tripods available to match groups FOC.
  • Site is fully Otter Fenced
  • Outdoor Seating Area around the FLE Pond
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Day tickets:


  • £10.00


  • £6.00

* Under 16′s and over 65′s


Evenings and nights:

5pm until close

  • £5.00

4pm until close

  • Term time only – £3.00

Night tickets*

  • 5pm until 8am – £10.00

* All under 16′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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If you ignore or break these rules you will be asked to leave the fishery.

General FLE Fishery rules:

  • Barbless hooks only
  • Strictly no alcohol or drugs
  • No keepnets
  • No bread
  • 2 rods per angler maximum
  • Every angler must have a landing net and unhooking mat
  • Tickets must be purchased prior to fishing
  • No dogs, fires or wading

Additional match rules

  • Club captains to make sure all anglers are aware of the rules prior to fishing.
  • Maximum of 75lb per keepnet. It is advised that anglers bring 3 keepnets.
  • No Perch in keepnets please
  • All keepnets to be bone dry and laid out for a minimum of 15 minutes prior to being put in the water.
  • Use toilet facilities – Yes even for a pee! We have children and families also on-site.
  • Please be respectful of other day-ticket anglers also using the site.
  • If any angler is found to be moving airators, ropes or no-fishing tapes then everyone will be asked to leave the fishery.
  • FLE Unhooking mats must be used for weigh-ins. No nets on the bank please.
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Useful to have when fishing at FLE Fishery:

Swim Stim is not only a more powerful and effective attractant than usual baits, such as traditional biscuit meal or breadcrumb based groundbaits and trout pellets, but it also makes it a perfectly balanced fish friendly product.

The Black Magic Feeder 650 is an example of a specialist reel packed with features specifically for medium to long range feeder fishing.

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