Crookwood Lake

Crookwood Lake sits on a  6 acre site located in a quiet picturesque secluded valley on the outskirts of Devizes Town, near the village of Urchfont.

The lake is accessed from the country lane between Urchfont and Potterne Wick, turning off the road beside Crookwood farm next to the railway bridge SN10 5QS . Drive over the cattle grids to the bottom of the track and you enter the car park beside the Lake.

Please note : there is no access from Stert Village.

The car park has space for around 30 cars.

Other facilities include an on site toilet and a grassed area with some picnic benches.

The Lake has an average depth of 6 to 8 feet  and has two islands through the middle of its entire length.

There are 65 permanent platformed pegs, three are suitable for disabled use.

The Lake is well stocked with a variety of species making this venue an excellent mixed fishery with many specimen fish.    Tench to 5lb , Perch to 2lb and double figure Carp have all been regularly reported.

Species include Tench, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Crucian Carp, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Perch,Gudgeon, Rudd, Orffe, Goldfish ,Chubb,Barbel, Pike.

To fish this lake go to the membership and prices page.

Crookwood Lake has a combination lock on the entrance and access is not possible without a code.The code is given on purchase of a Licence or day permit.

If an angler wishes to view , they should contact a committee member for an appointment.

Kennet and Avon canal

Devizes Angling Association control approx 15 miles of prime angling on the Kennet and Avon canal.

From Ladies Bridge, Wilcot  near Pewsey westwards through Woodborough, Honeystreet, Stanton St Bernard, All Cannings, Horton, Devizes, Seend and ending at Semington road  bridge  near Melksham.

The fishing is excellent throughout the whole section producing good weights all year round.

Most baits will work well on this canal. Best baits for general fishing during summer are Maggots, Caster, Worm and Sweetcorn.  Groundbait, loose feeding and hemp also work well.

Bread punch can be very productive in winter.

Boat traffic can be heavy during high summer and bank holidays, early morning fishing would be more productive during these times.

To the East of Devizes the canal holds a good head of  Skimmers, Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon Pike and few Carp.

Best methods are pole or waggler fishing with light tackle. Width approx 11 – 13 metres.

Devizes itself holds a large stock of many different species of fish including a very large stock of good sized Tench and Carp. Double figure Carp are frequently caught on these stretches, the best areas being on the West side of the town just above and below the main Caen Hill flight of locks (Angling is not allowed on the flight itself).

The canal here can be very  wide in places 30- 40+ metres, best methods include pole, waggler and feeder (method feeder and surface controllers can also work well here).  This is a  popular area for Carp anglers.

During the winter this area is a big  favorite with Pike anglers.  The canal holds a good stock of Pike and produces many specimen fish, best methods are dead baits and lures. The Pike season runs from 1st October to 31st March in each Year.

Heading West from Devizes takes you the through the village of Seend, the fishing is similar to the town stretches with excellent fishing right through to Semington.  This section also has a large head of Tench and double figure Carp.

Best methods are pole, waggler and feeder, width  approx. 14- 16 metres.

Remember Electricity Kills.
Do Not Fish Near or Under Power Lines