Dave Crookes Fishery at Hunstrete

Dave Crooks Fishery at Hunstrete

Type of fishing: Coarse Fishing

Price: £5.00

Membership: Yes

Night Fishing: No

Disabled Access: Yes

This Months Opening Times: 5am - 9:30pm

Facilities: Toilets, Car Parking

Location: Hunstrete, Pensford, Bristol, BS39 4NT

Superb fishing, beautiful background and peaceful surroundings with three lakes at Hunstrete; close to Bristol, Bath and Keynsham.

The two “newest” lakes – Withy and Bridge Pools – were established with the help of a substantial Lottery Grant and, thanks to the magnificent efforts of a hard-core of club members – they both have a natural appearance and have a reputation for some of the best fishing in the area. Over 2000 trees were planted on the slopes overlooking the lakes adding to the overall effect.

The car park adjoins the lakes and there is easy access to all 115 well spaced and comfortable swims on the fishery.

Hunstrete Main Lake

Hunstrete Lake

Hunstrete Lake, at almost 5 acres, has always been recognised for it’s high quality sport with the emphasis on carp and tench. Many anglers have achieved their personal best carp here with loads of double figure commons and mirrors as well as a good number of “twenties” and a few "thirties" as well.

The lake is also a favourite with tench anglers with large numbers of 4 to 6lb fish and a fair number from 7 to 10 lbs. plus.

Bream to over 8lbs and roach to 1¾lbs also feature; as well as pike to 22lbs.

There are 41 custom built comfortable swims or platforms.

Withy Pool Hunstrete

Withy Pool

Withy Pool is approx. 3 acres with 2 islands and plenty of open water. The carp have piled on the weight since it opened and there are plenty of big doubles as well as the occasional ‘twenty’. There are 40 wooden platforms spaced out for easy fishing.

Carp to 22lbs. – Tench to 5½lbs. – Bream to 6lbs. – Roach to 2½lbs – Perch to 2lbs – Chub to 3lbs.

Various events are held from time to time which entail closure of one, two or very occasionally all three lakes.


Bridge Pool Hunstrete

Bridge Pool

Bridge Pool is 2½ acres in size with loads of features, including three islands. Good sport can be had literally from any swim as it is heavily stocked. All fishing is from 34 comfortable wooden platforms which are well spaced to give plenty of room for everyone.

Carp to 10lbs. – Tench to 6lbs. – Bream to 7lbs. – Roach to 2½lbs – Perch to 2½ lbs - Chub to 4lbs plus.

Please note: Shelters and Bivvies’ are not allowed to be erected on Bridge Pool unless on designated pegs marked by a brown wooden stake in the ground.


Main lake pegs

Bridge pool

Withy pool



Peg numbers that are in use on

Main Lake

1,37 (38,39 same household), 20,21,23,24,25,27,28,29,31,(32,33 same household) 34,35

Bridge Pool


Withy Pool


Recent Catches

Hunstrete Bathampton Angling Association Catch Report Matt Coles

Name: Matt Coles

Species: Carp

Weight: 18lb 3oz

Lake: Withy Pool

Hunstrete Bathampton Angling Association Catch Report Steve Wilshire

Name: Steve Wilshire

Species: Carp

Weight: 40lb 12oz

Lake: Hunstrete Lake

Hunstrete Bathampton Angling Association Catch Report Aaron Burke

Name: Arron Burke

Species: Carp

Weight: 33lb

Lake: Hunstrete Lake