St Genevieve’s Lake

St Genevieve’s Lake is the largest on the complex, it is named after the nearby village of Fornham St Genevieve, which lends the site its name.

St Genevieve’s Lake is the oldest and most mature lake on the Estate. The lake was first dug in 1989 for its rich deposits of aggregate and is over 20 acres in size containing varying water depths, dropping down to well in excess of 20 feet in places.

St Genevieve’s Lake has been designed with two very different aspects of carp angling in mind. You can either fish from the front car park swims on a lawn environment just feet from the car park, or for those that prefer adventure you can explore the back of the lake and get amongst the willows and the weed and test your skills.

The first stocking (that we are aware of) was in 2005 when 600 commons and mirrors were introduced from Framlingham Fisheries.

St Genevieve’s Lake has received very little fishing attention, and is full of the natural food that carp thrive on, so the size and quantity of fish in this lake is still very much a mystery, but there have been large common carp caught to 25lbs. There has not been a mirror carp caught from the lake in the last 5 years, so we have no idea what the current size and stock level is currently.

With this in mind, in October 2016 we added a further 9 of the largest AJS mirror carp which have been grown on in our stock ponds.

St Genevieve’s Lake Stocking Programme

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Common and Mirror Carp stocked in 2005
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AJS Fisheries Mirror Carp in October 2016