The Lake at Upper Farm
Upper Farm Fishery is a 1 acre mixed carp and coarse lake split into 2 ponds, which are connected via a narrow waterway allowing the fish to move freely between the 2 ponds. The lake is naturally spring fed all year round, keeping water at consistent levels even in the height of summer, with drainage to remove excess water and prevent the risk of flooding.
The larger pond (Pegs 1 to 11) is approximately 0.6 acres and is up to 5 feet deep and has 11 swims/pegs, of which 8 are doubles and can hold 2 people (ideal for parents with young children or disabled guests who require wheelchair access).
The smaller pond (Pegs 12 to 20) is approximately 0.4 acres and is also up to 5 feet deep and has 9 swims/pegs. The swims on Pond 2 all have step based access and are therefore not recommended for guests with disabilities, although we do allow anglers to fish from the bank on the small pond only.
Both of the ponds are man made. The Large Pond was dug out in 1980 with The Small Pond being established around 1983. The lake was fished exclusively by a local Chinnor syndicate until 2011 when Upper Farm was put up for sale. The syndicate moved to new waters and the lake has effectively looked after itself until Upper Farm's new owners, Gary and Ali decided to open up the lake for day ticket access on 24th May 2014.
The lake is beautiful, well established, peaceful and well stocked with a variety of carp and coarse fish.
Both ponds have aerators to maintain oxygen levels during the summer and to prevent the water from freezing during the winter. The whole lake is protected by an electrified mink and otter fence. There is also free fast WiFi covering both ponds a large car park with parking for 20 vehicles, a toilet with hot and cold running water and an onsite tackle and camping shop.
Large Pond: Pegs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 are all double pegs.
Small Pond: We allow fishing from the bank on the small pond.
Onsite tackle and camping shop
Large car park for 20 cars
Mains connected toilet with hot and cold running water
Free WiFi around both ponds
When our lodges are occupied with guests, Peg 5 and Peg 6 are reserved for exclusive use of our lodge guests. Please check with the tackle shop or bailiff if you would like to fish these pegs.