The fishing complex at Ringstead Island is a designated SSSI site owned outright by our club. The site was purchased in 1993 and comprises of 2 large gravel pits in Barker’s lake and Brightwell’s lake, The River Nene and it’s back brook.
We also have too smaller ponds called Mill Cotton which are fished in the style of a commercial fishery for club members to enjoy.
The complex was renamed in summer 2018 as a tribute to the clubs late chairman of 48 years; Brian Crowhurst.
The complex is kept secure by a locked main vehicle gate and members will require a key to gain access, these are available, for a small charge, from our membership outlets as detailed on our Buy Membership page
Barkers Lake: Barkers is around 13 acres stretching on a north – south axis. The lake is a typical gravel pit. The deepest areas are around 13ft rising to some areas of around 4ft.
The stock in Barkers is very varied as a mixed fishery. There is a healthy stock of Carp to mid 30’s, specimen Tench & Bream along with large Rudd and some Pike.
The lake can be weedy in summer allowing the fish to thrive on natural food and shelter.
Barkers is fully Otter fenced to Natural England specifications. There are pedestrian and vehicle gates within the fencing perimeter. It is a club rule that these gates are kept close at all times. Any angler found leaving a gate open within the predation/flood fencing is liable to be banned from club membership.
See Barkers detailed in the July 2018 edition of Carpworld Magazine
Mill Cotton: Mill Cotton is a purpose built fishery consisting of two waters, Snake Lake and Doughnut Lake.
Both waters have fully platformed pegs with the Snake Lake featuring several disabled access pegs.
Both ponds are stocked with varied species including Carp, Bream, Roach, Tench, Chub, Barbel and Crucian Carp.
Matches are regularly held on Mill Cotton by both our club and third party bookers with large weights of silvers regularly produced.
There is on site secure car parking, toilets and food & snacks available from Mill Cotton.
We have specific rules pertaining to fishing at Mill Cotton which are listed within our annual membership booklet.