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Old Mill Lakes,

The Old Mill Cottage,


Market Rasen,







01673 828265



 07767 363545







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Welcome to Old Mill Lakes



History of the Lakes


Old Mill Lakes is set in a rural location overlooking the Lincolnshire Wolds with stunning views. The 50 acre site was purchased back in 2006 by Chris Marler and Jo Thompson from the local farmer with the intention of creating Lincolnshire's finest carp fishery. Originally the site of a small mill lake and house, much work has so far gone into realising this aim. Phase 3 is now almost complete with "Birch" extended into an 8 acre lake. Some additional stockings have taken place for Birch throughout 2013 to increase the stock to 108 large fish and a further 50 baby stockies the best of which are already starting to make double figures. The original 80 fish in Birch have continued to grow well with 17 different fish confirmed at over 30lb and a further 20+ fish that could push through 30lb in 2014; taking the number of 30lb+ fish well through 30 fish! The fishery's long term future has also been secured with the erection of a state of the art otter fence costing around £12,000; this will prevent otter predation becoming a problem in the future and ensure the carp at Old Mill Lakes comtinue to go from strength to strength. "Willow" continues to provide excellent sport for specimen carp into the upper twenties no matter what the weather throws at you! It is not uncommon for Willow to provide the odd snow carp, testament to the lakes ability to throw up a carp or two in even the coldest of weather! Willow contains around 200 fish averaging around 17/18lb with a good head of fish having broken through 20lb. We will be netting Willow this winter to remove more of the baby carp to further increase growth rates next year; it is hoped that 2014 will see Willow produce it's first 30lb carp.



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Our Aim


We take pride from being a carp fishery run by carp anglers for carp anglers. Our aim is to become Lincolnshire's finest carp fishery offering fantastic fishing in a friendly, safe and relaxing environment. The fish are still young and coupled with the huge amounts of good quality bait being fed to the fish it shouldn't be long before we achieve this aim.







We now have a credit card machine on site, so make sure you have your credit card handy when calling to make a reservation. Please note the new prices and rules for 2012. There are a small number of touring caravan pitches available on site, these can be paid for a year at a time; if interested please contact Chris on 07767 363545.


Please note that we do not allow lake viewings. This decision has been taken in the best interests of those anglers fishing on the lake at the time and to ensure a secure site is maintained at all times.


We are now providing Nash Cradles on Birch for anglers to use as we feel that these offer the ultimate protection to the fish. We expect anglers to ensure that they arrive on site with adequate nets and the "recovery style" weigh slings.




We stock Sticky Baits on site and this is what most anglers use when angling at Old Mill, so the fish are used to seeing it. The new Krill White Ones popups have been doing very well this past month.

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