Lake Venues

Tockenham Reservoir          Lynham, Wilts (C)            

Pawlett Ponds                      Near Bridgwater (C)          

Shackells Lake                     Lower Hamswell (C)         

Sabre Lake                           Calne (C)                           

FULL PERMIT HOLDERS now have the the opportunity to purchase a further Annual Permit priced at £35.00 to cover fishing at any time at both Shackells and Sabre Lakes. This will mean that members will be able to fish ALL of Amalgamated Fisheries Still Waters without the requirement to obtain any day permit.

The additional £2.00 day ticket will still be available as before for anglers not taking up the new offer.

Application for this additional permit are available in most tackle shops.

Alternatively Click here to download an application form.

Tockenham Reservoir near Lyneham lies just three miles from M4 intersection 16 via the A3102. This beautiful 12.5 acre lake, surrounded by oak woodland, was created in 1810 to provide water for the Wilts and Berks Canal. It was purchased by us in 1980 when we were Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire Amalgamated Anglers. It has since been developed into a magnificent fishery stocked with carp to 30lb, tench to 7lb, bream to 8lb, plus roach, perch and crucian carp. All fishing is from platforms, including three purpose built for the wheelchair disabled, and there are good parking facilities.

Open all year

NO DAY PERMITS - Full Membership only

Ample parking access - head clearance 6' 6''. Supreme lake. 12.5 acres and over 90 swims.

Excellent head of high quality carp, bream, tench and most silver fish.

Directions: Follow the B4069 from Chippenham to the A3102 through Lyneham passing the airfield on the right. Look for the White Hart pub then take the first left (Bowds Lane) which is 1/2 mile further along towards Swindon. The entrance is on the right 400 yards along this lane. Enter car park and park end on to the trees.


PAWLETT PONDS - Pawlett, Nr Bridgwater

SHACKELLS LAKE - Lower Hamswell, Nr Bath

Carp, tench, roach, rudd and other silver fish.


From Highbridge take the A38 south towards Bridgwater for 4 miles and turn right into Pawlett Village. Follow Manor Road to the next junction, turn right, then immediately left to the next crossroads.

Proceed over the crossroads into River Road and follow this to the end where a gate crosses the lane. Go through the gate and follow the track on the left to the lakeside car park.


- no parking on the lakeside, use car parl only

- open all year, 5 am to official lighting up time only

- night fishing by Night Permit holders only

- juniors must be accompanied by an adult

- no "Nuts'" or "Boiles" to be used

Open All Year

Day Permits available at Pawlett Post Office or Thyers of Highbridge.


Sabre Lake can be found alonside the A4 approx. 1 mile from Calne, Wilts.

-  It has 30 - 35 swims many with comfortable platforms

-  Onsite shelter with toilet

-  Match bookings accepted

-  Depth varies from 6 ft to 17 ft.

-  Large car park

-  Open all year

Day permits available from T K Tackle, London Road, Calne

Tel: 01249 812003 - full members only £2.

Contests booked through General Secretary.

Pavillion idea for contest draws.


Excellent fishing for carp to 20lb, bream, tench and silver fish.

The Avon League record was broken here with a catch of 104lb by Stuart White of Premeir Angling Black. It was backed up with weights of 77lb, 47lb and 32lb.


SABRE LAKE - Quemerfield, Calne, Wilts

Close Season from 1st May to 15th June

Fishing times restricted:-

15th June - 30th Sept       7am til 9pm

1st Oct - 30th April            8am til lighting up time

Match bookings accepted.


Shackells Lake has a good head of bream, tench and huge carp, plus a good stock of silver fish.

There is approximately 300m walk across field from car park.

Species: carp, bream, roach, rudd and tench

Depths vary from 7 feet to 15 feet at dam end.

Directions: From the A420 Bristol to Chippenham Road turn right at Wick passing Tracey Park Golf Course. Then bear left to Lower Hamswell crossing over the next crossroad. Follow this lane down to the hamlet of Lower Hamswell and the car park will be found on the left after passing over two cattle grids. Follow the signs from the car park across two fields to the lake.

Special rules and permits apply to this venue.

Additional day permit £2 for members only to be obtained in advance from most local tackle shops in Bath and Bristol (bookable up to 4 days in advance).


Drivers of tall vans need to remember that the entrance gantry has a maximum clearance of 6 feet 6 inches

Special rules apply at this venue:-

- full membership only - no day permits

- all juniors must be accompanied by an adult

- night fishing by special permit only (apply tp secretary)

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