Angling at Wyndham’s Pool & Hospital Pond

Wyndham’s Pool holds some large carp, and is also populated with other coarse fish such as perch, roach, tench and pike. The track to Wyndham’s Pool and Hospital Pond is just off Cricket Hill Lane, a few hundred metres up the hill from the Cricketers Pub.

The hospital pond on the right as you enter the site holds a large head of small fish and is always good for a bite  and is a good place to take a youngster  but look out there are a few bigger carp to pull your string.

The history of the ponds are as interesting as the fishing  probably  created to breed  fish for the table drained in WWII  so it could not be used as a sighting aid for German bombers wanting to bomb Blackbush  aerodrome and restored by a local policeman and later stocked with a few of the original Leney carp https://storify.com/YateleyCommoner/wyndhams-pond and as a site of special scientific interest it is a breeding area for rare damsel fly’s, for this reason it still has the traditional close season  of 15th of March to 16th of June when no fishing is allowed.


Site Rules
  • No fishing allowed on the A30 pond or Strood Pool.
  • No fishing without a valid HWAS permit or day ticket
  • Night fishing is open to HWAS permit holders only
  • No Keepnets
  • No Ground bait
  • Barbless hooks only
  • No fixed leads
  • All fish to be returned to the water, no fish to be removed
  • No introduction of fish
  • Landing net and Unhooking mat required
  • EA rod license is required, and must be presented on request
  • A Maximum of 2 Rods per one angler to be used
  • Any rod set up on the bank will be considered to be in use
  • All anglers must ensure their swim and surrounding area is free of litter at all times
  • No Fires
  • No Swimming, Boating or remote control boats

A list of rules can be found in the Wyndham’s Pool Car park. Any infringements of these rules will result in offenders being asked to leave the venue, and may result in a permanent ban