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 favorite 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.
The lake has around seventeen 30s ranging from 30lb to 37lb. Fourteen of the 30-pounders are common carp and three of them are mirrors.
The biggest common caught last season was 41lbs. Last season two members fishing Royal Box on the surface managed to land 45 fish in 2 day sessions – three of which were 30-pounders.
In January 2014 in a cold 24-hour session (minus two degrees!), one angler caught a brace of 30s: Pop Eye (a common) at 32lb 4oz and a 30lb 6oz silver common. Ollie Ricotti – our front cover star – was a member at Colnbrook last season and managed to land 150 fish, including four 30s, one of which was a rare mirror.
Along with 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.
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.
- The company would like anglers to carry a Carp Care Kit.
- 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- Carp sacks are banned at this venue, your permit will be withdrawn if you are found using one.