Orlitts Lake is on the same complex as Colnbrook West Lake and comprises two waters, Big Orlitts and Little Orlitts. Originally one water, they were separated a few years ago by the building of a roadway. Feature-wise, both lakes are very similar, with gravel bars running in all directions and small plateaus at various depths.
Islands of all sizes litter Big Orlitts, and small bays and snaggy areas offer some shelter for the fish along with some stalking opportunities for anglers. Big Orlitts’ carp population comprises of ten fish between 30lb and 35lb, one or two of which are now hitting the forty pound mark at the right time of year. There are around fifty fish over the 20lb barrier and the lake recently received a small restocking of 27 fish to 17lb 8oz. There are no silver fish present but there are a few tench to around 9lb.
Please note that the viewing platforms and old swims along the entrance road to the Visitor Centre are out of bounds.
Parking along the roadway continues to be monitored and anglers are warned to not leave their cars along the main perimeter road for even a short while as they will be towed away.
Access is through combination-locked gates.
Orlitts has its own car park but shares its toilet facilities with neighbouring water Colnbrook West.
Please do not park on the lakes perimeter road – cars left unattended are at risk of being towed away.