Adventure Angling Society
for fishing around the Basingstoke area


Willow Pool

Willo Pool


The best fish recorded from the lake to date are:

  • Carp 22lb 8oz
  • Chub 4lb 2oz
  • Bream 8lb
  • Perch 2lb 14oz
  • Roach 1lb

Pleasure bags of over 100lb have been recorded.  Nethertheless the above is not necessary typical of the entire stocking or it’s potential.


Important information with regard to Willow Pool, the following is intended only as a brief guide and and is not a complete list. Please see the Rule Book for full details.

  • One rod only from March 1st through to September 30th

  • No audible alarms during the above period

  • No Boilies

  • No Bivvies

Willow Pool Closures 

4    March        2018  Adventure                                2    September     2018  Basingstoke Champs
1    April          2018  Camrose                                   23  September     2018  RAE
15  April          2018  Civil Service Reading              7    October         2018  Swallowfield
29  April          2018  Adventure                                 14  October         2018  Adventure
13  May           2018  Camrose                                    21  October         2018  Camrose
19  May           2018  Work Party                               28  October         2018  Oxoid
20  May           2018  Swallowfield                              25  November     2018  Adventure
27  May           2018  Civil Service Reading               2    December     2018   Reeds
3    June          2018  Adventure                                  24  March           2019  Adventure
1    July           2018  RAE                                            21  April             2019  Adventure
8    July           2018  Camrose                                     12  May               2019  Camrose
22  July           2018  Adventure                                  26  May               2019  Swallofield
29  July           2018  Swallowfield                               9   June               2019  Adventure
12  August      2018  Adventure
26  August      2018  Camrose
Far Bank Closed For The Schools From 4-00pm 2018
8, 15 & 22 May.- 5, 19 & 26 June.- 3 July


Please Note. Adventure AS in partnership with the EA is actively promoting Angling to young people. To maintain this initiative it will be necessary to close parts or all of Willow Pool at short notice. Please respect any closure for the above purpose.

Exchange Venues

RAE Fishing Club - River Blackwater
Approx 13 miles of the River Blackwater at Eversley/Swallowfield. Offering Roach, Dace, Perch, Godgeon, Bream 5lb., Chub 6lb. Barbel 10lb, Carp 12lb, and Pike.

Stacey's Fishing Club
4 Lakes at Tadley, Barlows Old @ New, Market Lake and Soke Road. Mixed fishing offering Carp, Bream, Tench, Crucians, Roach, Rudd and Perch.


Cove Angling Club
Cove offer two venues. Cove Pit at Theale Post Code RG7 5DR and Chaley Park at Normandy Post Code GU3 2AA. More details to follow.


It is a requirement that to fish any of the above venues you must be in possession of a current and appropriate exchange permit. All of the above venues are regularly bailiffed and have secure Parking.

For more information and permits contact Roger Sargeant on 07770-928304