Farlows Lake, Iver

A very popular lake, boasting features aplenty and full of beautiful carp, big ones too!

Farlows Lake, Iver

Day ticket or syndicate: Day Ticket
How much?: Days - £15 24 hours - £25
How do I get a ticket?: On site shop
How busy is it?: Can be busy at weekends but plenty of swims to choose from
Can you drive to the swims?: Some
On site facilities: Tackle shop, cafe, toilets and showers
Nearest tackle shop: On site
Average size: 20lb plus
Max realistic size: 30lb plus
Realistic catch rate: Several possible in a session
Best swims: Fish can be found in all areas
Best method: Solid bags in open water
Best bait: Boilies
Ideal fishing range: 80 yards
Strange rules you should know: Rod Licenses and carp care kit must be shown before tickets are purchased. ALL nets, weigh slings and matts must be dipped in the tanks located by the shop. Minimum 15lb line on lake 1 & 2. Zig and floater line 12lb minimum. Minimum 42-inch landing net and large padded unhooking mat regardless of target species. Barbed or Micro barbed hooks ONLY. NO lead core, unleaded or fused (Safe zone, diffusion) leaders allowed. Fluorocarbon or Monofilament shock leaders are permitted. NO bait boats or boats allowed. NO wading allowed. NO litter whatsoever to be left behind. NO guests allowed without first consulting tackle shop
Skill level to catch: Intermediate
Location: Iver, Bucks

Farlows Lake, Iver

Farlows Lake One is a stunning gravel pit set in the heart of the Colne valley. The lake itself is broken up by islands, bars, spits, bays and open water which gives every angler their own piece of water and features to fish to. If you like big or small lakes, snags or open water fishing there is something for everyone at Farlows. The fishery itself is steeped in history and has been home to some very large old carp since the 80’s, attracting anglers from all over the country.






The surface fishing can be absolutely epic at times, so don’t forget the mixers.

- James Armstrong

The stock at Farlows Lake One is impressive, an estimated 35 fish over 30lb with several going over 40lb along with a huge stock of back up 20’s. Along with the original stock there are a selected number of fish added every year to ensure the fisheries future.

In the warmer months, the standard fishmeal boilie approach works well, as do floaters. The surface fishing can be absolutely epic at times, so don’t forget the mixers. Look in the small, neglected corners and bays because many anglers overlook these.

As the cold sets in, try using more natural baits such as maggots and crumb and solid PVA bags, complete with bright hook bait over the top. The fish like to move out into open water so keep your eyes peeled for fish.

What you will need for a session at Farlows!

James | 9th January 2020