Crabtree Lake

Address

From Staines Bridge roundabout take the B3376 and continue on this road until the roundabout where you turn left onto the B338, continue for approx ½ a mile. The fishery is on your right.

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Nearest postcode – TW20 8RJ

Access & Parking

Go through the gate and park to the left. Lock the gate immediately afterwards. Members may also park behind swims where this does not block the roadway to other vehicles. On no account should members park on the hard standing or grass to the right of the gate.

Species

  • Mirror Carp
  • Grass carp *new
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Tench
DATEVENUE
2024
July
Monday 22ndWindsor - Soul & Motown
Monday 29thWindsor - An evening with Queen
August
Saturday 3rdWindsor - Gents evening
Monday 12thWindsor - Vegas Night
Thursday 15thWindsor - Evening Racing
Friday 16thWindsor - Jools Holland
Saturday 17thWindsor - Summertime Live
Sunday 18thWindsor - Summertime Live
Monday 19thWindsor - Final Fiesta
Saturday 24thWindsor - Saturday Night at the Races
September
Monday 2ndWindsor - Evening racing
Monday 16thWindsor - Afternoon racing
Saturday 28thCrabtree - RC boat competition
Monday 30thWindsor - Afternoon racing
October
Monday 14thWindsor - Afternoon racing
November
Around 5th - TBCWindsor - Fireworks
December
Sunday 15thWindsor - The Return of Jumps Racing

Brief description of fishery:

A fairly small lake of about 3.5 acres, shared with Elmbridge Model Club, the owners.

Previously, a ‘bag up’ lake with carp of up to about 10lbs, roach (2lb-ers have been caught), small tench and perch. During lockdown, however, cormorants discovered the lake with a consequent dramatic fall off in catches. We believe the carp are still present (up to 10lb and growing) but the smaller fish have been hammered.

We are happy to announce that 2 of 3 stockings have now been completed. On Nov 19th 18 C4 carp weighing between 6 & 9 lbs were stocked. Then on Nov 29th, the EA delivered 500 each of small roach and tench from the fish farm at Calverton. In the new year there will be a final stocking of smaller carp.

Following these re-stockings we really would appreciate it if members were to sen catch reports and photos to the Fishery manager – see link below.

If you have any questions or you would like further information on this water please contact the fishery manager.

Fishery rules

  1. General
    1. The lake is owned by Elmbridge Model Club and at times the centre of the lake is used by its members for sailing and testing model powerboats. Experience has shown that the fish tend to bite despite this and there are places very close to the bank that fish well. It has been agreed that when power-boat competitions are taking place, a “no fishing day” will be designated.
    2. When at Crabtree Lake, CSAS members should respect the rights of Elmbridge Model Club members to use the area and should be prepared to show their ID and permit to an Elmbridge Model Club bailiff when asked to do so. Disciplinary action may be taken against any member who is considered to have acted or spoken so as to bring the Society into disrepute.
    3. The following special conditions apply: –
      1. No parking or fishing outside the designated area at any time.
      2. No more than two rods to be used.
      3. No litter to be left.
      4. No fishing from the jetty at any time.
      5. No bait boats permitted at any time.
      6. No marker floats permitted at any time.
  2. Night fishing
    1. Night fishing  is permitted for members and their guests. No member may be on the fishery for more than 48 hours, after which he/she must remove all items of equipment and must not return to the fishery before 24 hours have passed.
    2. Bivvies are allowed but they must not obstruct the track in any way.
  3. Parking
    1. Go through the gate and park to the left. Lock the gate immediately afterwards. Members may also park behind swims where this does not block the roadway to other vehicles. On no account should members park on the hard standing or grass to the right of the gate.
  4. Close season
    1. There is no close season on this water; fishing is permitted all year round.