Colnbrook West is one of our most popular waters. Located just off the Colnbrook A4 bypass, Colnbrook West Lake is on the same complex that is home to both of the Orlitts Lakes.
At four and a half acres, Colnbrook West Lake is filled with fish-holding features such as small bays, snaggy areas, small gravel bars and silt patches which can be home to large beds of blood worm and other naturals.
Overhanging trees and beds of Norfolk reeds are favourite spots for fish to hold up. In the summer, a large plateau in the centre of the lake becomes a holding area, and fish can easily be observed cruising just under the surface.
Colnbrook West Lake is home to a large head of carp for such a small water, and produced a new lake record last season with a 40lb plus common carp. Unfortunately we were unable to obtain a photo. The lake also has around 6 fish at 30lb plus and is backed up by a good number of 20lb plus carp as well as the on growing doubles. Apart from the carp stock there are some good sized bream, roach and tench which have all been landed at specimen sizes. There is a seven day limit in any one swim after which the angler must move 90° around the lake.
Permits for Colnbrook are in high demand, so a draw will be held at the beginning of the season.
Details are available from Head Office.
If it is not possible to get a swim members may fish on Orlitts Lake until midday the following day after which they must purchase a venue permit.
- Leaders must be no longer than 24“.
- Carp sacks are banned at this venue, your permit will be withdrawn if you are found using one.