Abbrook Pond


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Abbrook Pond has been an Association water for over 40 years with countless anglers having learnt their fishing skills on this old disused clay pit. For the carp angler interested in carp angling history; angling legends such as Dick Walker and Jack Hilton were regular visitors to this water in the early 60’s, well before carping became popular. Rumour has it they were actually catching carp to 10lbs – on boiled potatoes! the 60’s this was good carping.

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 "Winston" at 21lb  20lb 1oz  Good Bream Fishing

Covering just over 2.8 acres in size, this pretty lily fringed pond is well maintained by local Bailiff Paul. There are rustic bridges providing access to all areas, with depths ranging from around 2ft to 3ft in the back water to 14ft at its deepest in the front. All species are stocked such as roach, bream, perch, pike and crucian’s etc. It is however, in the main fished for the beautifully conditioned tench and carp, with the latter going to the low 20’s, of which there are four confirmed to date up to 26lb. Multiple catches are possible for the experienced angler, with tench taking the established favourites such as bread, sweetcorn and maggot, whereas carp can be caught on quality boilies and particles.

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Abbrook is an excellent fishery for new and established anglers alike, whilst the fishing could not be classed as easy, it is though a good, all-round water in which to gain experience and learn the all important watercraft.

Finally, Abbrook pond has the added bonus of being set in a pretty environment; this in turn makes it the favourite haunt of local anglers. Despite the attractiveness of the water, there has, unfortunately, been occasions where anglers have been caught abusing it by leaving litter and cutting down trees etc; this has resulted in a few anglers being banned. Therefore, all anglers are asked to ensure other anglers treat this pretty pond with the respect it deserves thereby ensuring it is a pleasing place for all to fish.

Directions from Exeter:
On the A380 Exeter to Torquay dual-carriageway, just before Newton Abbot turn left onto the Kingsteignton road B3195, passing under the dual carriageway, continue past the Ten Tors pub and at the roundabout, turn right past the playing fields.  Turn left at the next roundabout down Strap Lane.  Continue to the traffic lights (old toll house on your right) and turn right.  Althought the road is marked as closed, ignore this.   After 100 yards the pond entrance will be on your right but continue along the road and do a U turn to come back to the layby so that you are parked with the flow of the traffic to make pulling out safer.  Postcode TQ12 3PW

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  • As per the Association handbook
  • No close season
  • Carp and pike rules apply
  • Juniors must be accompanied by an adult at night
  • Night fishing restriction, see below
  • Fishing from prepared swims only

Anglers wanting to night fish/camp Weirfield, Abbrook Pond & Sampford Peverell must first obtain an annual night permit, available to annual members only, send to the Hon. Sec a copy of your E&DAA permit, current photo, £5 and a sae - allow 10 days for return