WOODSIDE PONDS 1, 2, 3

POND 1

Pond 1 is the original pond created for the old coal mine workings at Williamthorpe and was formed around 1910-20. The original pond was over 6 acres however it was turned into a nature reserve in the 1980's with the number of pegs fishable was reduced to 5. All 5 pegs are located to the north eastern end of the pond.

The pond is now around 3 acres in size. The pond is around 5-6 foot at the deepest and has a very silty bottom.


There is one disabled peg which is the closest peg to the carpark; the carpark is big enough for 12 cars. Car parking is only allowed in the carpark provided. 

Access to Pond 1 is via the barrier off Mansfield Road, Keys are available from the Membership Secretary or bailiffs, these are priced at £20. The Barrier must be kept locked at all times. There is a 5 mph speed limit on the access road, please observe at all times.


The fish stocks are relatively low compared to other club ponds, however the quality and size of fish are very good. The pond holds Carp, Bream, Ide, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Chub and Tench. Pond 1 represents the hardest water to fish at Williamthorpe angling club


Pond 1 has a closed season from March 15th to July 15th.

Fish from dawn to dusk only.

No day ticket fishing on this pond.

A maximum of 2lb ground bait to be used per fishing session.

Pond 1

Pond 1

Pond 2

Pond 2 was dug during the 1940's to supplement the water supply of Pond 1 for the Williamthorpe Colliery. Pond 2 is extremely popular with Carp anglers due to the stocking of Carp of 25lb+. 


There are 34 pegs spaced around the pond. The pond is around 3.75 acres and has depths to 14 feet; the bottom is relatively snag free and consists of either clay bottom, shale bottom or silt bottom.


There is one disabled peg which is the closest peg to the carpark, the carpark is big enough for 12 cars. Car parking is only allowed in the carpark provided. The barrier must be kept locked at all times. 


Pond 2 holds the bigger fish found at Williamthorpe Angling Club, there are Carp, Bream, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Roach and the odd eel. Pond 2 can be a hard water to fish but it can be very rewarding.


Pond open all year round but no keepnets (except in matches) between 14th March and 16th June.

Fish dawn to dusk only unless you are a night permit holder. 

A maximum of 5lb ground bait to be used per fishing session

Pond can be fished with a day ticket, day tickets can purchased a bailiff.


Pond 2

Pond 2

Pond 3

Pond 3 was dug in the early 80’s, originally to be a fishing replacement for Pond 1.  The pond underwent extensive development to the footpaths and fishing pegs in 2012.


The pond has 24 fishable pegs.

The pond is around 1.2 acres and has two islands, one small round and the other a long thin island based around an old drainage pipe. The general depth is around 4 foot but has depths to around 6ft in places, The bottom is generally snag free and has a hard clay bottom.


There is a disabled peg close to the carpark with good access.

Members are asked to park in the carpark rather than on the verges of Heath Road which runs adjacent to the pond, the car park is big enough for approximately 14 cars.


There is a large variation of fish in the pond with a few bigger fish present. The fish found in Pond 3 include, Carp, Barbel, Chub, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Ide, Perch, and Tench.

The catch rate in Pond 3 is generally good and has a easy-medium difficulty.


Pond 3 is open all year round but no keepnets (except in matches) between 14th March and 16th June.

Fish dawn to dusk only unless in possession of a valid night permit.

A maximum of 5lb ground bait to be used per fishing session.

Pond can be fished with a day ticket, day tickets can be purchased from a bailiff. 


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