Blackland Lakes In Calne, Wiltshire

Blackland Lakes is located in Blackland, around 9 miles from Calne, and positioned against the backdrop of the beautiful Marlborough Downs. As part of a sought-after camp site, the fishing lakes are popular with guests who are staying over, as well as day ticket anglers.

There are 2 lakes on the Blacklands complex. Stan’s Lake contains a range of coarse fish and is perfect for pleasure anglers, while Heron Lake is home to the larger residents.

Blackland Lakes, Calne

Quick Look

Blacklands Lakes is a beautiful camp site in the sprawling Wiltshire countryside. With wonderful views, relaxing surroundings and 2 fishing lakes, what more do you need?

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Beautiful views

Good facilities

Reasonably priced day tickets


Lots of small fish present in the lake

Carp Fishing In Wiltshire

There are many opportunities for carp fishing in Wiltshire, but in this article we are going to focus on the wonderful Blackland Lakes in Calne.

Directions To Blacklands Lakes

Located just 2 miles from Calne, Blacklands Lakes is popular with guests staying at the camp site, along with local anglers and those travelling from further afield.

With Swindon and Bath not a million miles away, this fishery is accessible to anglers via the M4, A4 and A350. For those holidaying in the area, the North Wessex Downs are literally on the doorstep, offering the perfect family day out in between fishing sessions.

Blacklands Lakes

Heron Lake is home to the larger carp on this complex and, although it is only 1 acre in size, it benefits from deeper water levels that vary between 4ft to 12ft. The lake record carp is in excess of 25lb.

While this is the specimen lake of the complex, there are still some smaller fish present, so it is important to adjust your tactics accordingly. Introducing bait at regular intervals keeps the interest levels up, which will naturally interest the lake’s larger residents and allow you to start picking off the better fish. Don’t be shy to experiment with large hookbaits, whether that is 18mm+ boilies, or big chunks of luncheon meat.

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As this complex is primarily a camp site, the facilities available are excellent. In addition to the clean toilet facilities, anglers who are night fishing can also take advantage of the shower facilities.

Day Tickets

Day tickets are valid from 8am-8pm and are priced at £10. A 24 hour ticket costs £20 and must be booked in advance. There are discounts available if you decide to bring family or friends with you for a camping break.

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