Acton Burnell is famous for both its fish and spectacular scenery, and many famous anglers have visited these lakes to catch its huge carp. There are two lakes at Acton, both can be very tricky, but there are some fantastic catches every season.
I took control of the lakes in 1992, shortly after they were drained, emptied, limed, fertilised and de-silted and then re-stocked with the magnificent carp that reside there today. Since 1994 both Acton Lakes have been run as very exclusive syndicate waters, and there has always been a two year waiting list.
In the lower lake in 1993 we introduced 96 young carp, three to five years old weighing between 10lbs and 24lbs. Over the years we have gradually de-stocked to maximise the potential of the best fish. The lower lake now holds 20 originals, nearly all of which are big 30's together with numerous 40's and a 50lb common the lake record "Bill" at 55-04lbs, along with at least seven other 40's. In addition there are 42 young hand picked doubles that are growing well for the future which have already reached 24lb.
A further 36 stunning C3 Superfreaks were stocked into the lower lake in November 2016 along with 90 young fry. The future looks bright!
The top lake holds approximately 120 fish of which 25 fish are different 40's. Yes, 25 different 40's. These include a current lake record mirror of 49.10lbs and a common of 48.11lbs. In addition to the big girls there are approximately 60 different 30's.
If you want to fish Acton and can't get into the syndicate then try booking one of our open access weeks. You can book the lake's exclusively for small groups of 6-8 anglers. Open access runs from mid April to the end of May.