Thorncross Holiday Cottages

Brighstone, Isle of Wight
PO30 4PN
01983 740291

Thorncross Lake Carp Fishery

Thorncross Lake Carp Fishery is a day ticket water at Thorncross a small peaceful hamlet near Brighstone, on the beautiful South West side of the Isle of Wight.
The panoramic views of Limerstone Down and glimpses of the chalk cliffs beyond Freshwater Bay make a stunning backdrop.

Thorncross Lake is a challenging water that is best suited to the more experienced angler. It has a surface area of 2.5 acres with a maximum depth of 4.5 metres.
Open seasonally April to November from dawn until dusk. The lake is currently stocked with carp (to 23lbs) rudd and roach.
The video that appears here was filmed by Norman Mourant on 3rd June 2010.

There is portaloo on site to serve basic toilet facilities.

As with all fisheries, the health and well being of the fish stock is our priority and we expect all anglers to fully comply with the fishery rules displayed at the entrance.The most important of these are:-

  • All fish to be returned A.S.A.P.
  • No keep nets or carp sacks
  • Anglers must possess a carp care kit and use unhooking mats and large landing nets
  • Barbless hooks only
  • No fixed leads
  • No discarded line
  • No nuts or beans
  • Maximum of 3 rods only - no unattended rods
  • All anglers must have a valid E.A. Rod Licence
  • Under 15's to be accompanied by an adult
  • Open from 6am to 9pm but only during hours of daylight
  • Strictly No Night Fishing

Angling is now by appointment only with 24 hours prior notice required

Day tickets costing from £10 to £15 per angler per day can then be purchased on the bankside.

The fishery is open from April to the end of September but may occasionally close due to spawning or essential maintenance during the season.


Mr J B Russell, Thorncross Farm, Thorncross, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4PN | t. 01983 740291 | e. 

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