Welcome to

Bowsaw & Billhook Lakes

WHEN FISHING BOWSAW YOU MUST HAVE AN UNHOOKING CRADLE. IF YOU COME WITHOUT ONE YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY. Please check the rules when arriving. NO BARBED HOOKS. As from 05/11/2020 due to the Covid Lockdown all matches are suspended until 02/12/2020 We are open for Pleasure Fishing as usual. Please abide by the Covid Rules. ANOTHER 30 NEW CARP ADDED TO BOWSAW TODAY

Bowsaw and Billhook lakes are located in the lovely countryside near to the historic village of Odiham in Hampshire. The lakes are within ten minutes of the M3 motorway and 15 minutes from Farnham.

These two lakes are host to many angling clubs for matches with good nets every week.

We are a friendly team and do our best to make the day as enjoyable as possible. On Sunday match days we can even provide home-made breakfasts. For more information about what we have to offer the pleasure and match angler, see below.

Bowsaw Lake

Bowsaw Lake is our larger 1.7 acre lake and is home to carp, tench and chub. The biggest mirror carp we’ve had caught on this lake was 36lb with numerous double figure mirror and common carp showing most of the year. The largest tench caught on this lake was 7lb 8oz. We’ve just completed a restocking programme of mirror and common carp weighing between 15lb and 25lb in this lake which should boost the chances of a big catch even more! The match weight record for this lake is 301lb.

We’d love to hear your reports and see pictures of your catches. Please contact us with your news and views to add to these pages!

Competition and match bookings for opens and club days are available please click on either the upcoming matches or book this lake buttons below to see what’s coming up or to book this lake for your own match.

Billhook Lake

Billhook Lake is our smaller 1.4 acre lake and is home to carp, tench, bream, roach, perch, barbel, chub, ide and F1’s averaging 1- 4lb. In addition to Bowsaw Lake there are also some very large carp in this lake with weights between 4lb-23lb. This lake makes for a fantastic match lake but also is also brilliant for a day of pleasure fishing. The match weight record for this lake is 284lb for a 5 hour match.

We’d love to hear your reports and see pictures of your catches on Billhook Lake. Please contact us with your news and views to add to these pages!

Competition and match bookings for opens and club days are available please click on either the upcoming matches or book this lake buttons below to see what’s coming up or to book this lake for your own match.

Opening Times & Ticket Prices

At Bowsaw and Billhook lakes we're open from dusk to dawn throughout the year with night fishing available prior to booking.

  • 1 Person (1 rod):

    £10

  • 1 Person (2 rods):

    £15

  • Night Fishing (2 rods):

    £15

  • 24 Hour Fishing (subject to availability):

    £25

  • Spectators:

    Will be charged at managements discretion

Rules

We have rules to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit to our lakes but first and foremost to protect the fish and other wildlife that inhabit the area. If anyone is caught not abiding by these rules they will be asked to leave immediately.

1.

No keepnets unless authorised by management.

6.

Unhooking cradles must be used.

11.

Spectators will be charged accordingly.

2.

All nets must be dry before use.

7.

No children under the age of 6, 6 to 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

12.

All night fishing to be booked in. Night fishing sessions end at 7:30AM the following morning.

3.

No dogs allowed on site.

8.

All rubbish must be put in the bin by the gate.

13.

No bivvys to obstruct footpath.

4.

No fires allowed on site.

9.

No barbed hooks.

14.

Check board by cabin door when matches are on or check website.

5.

No shock sticks.

10.

No bolt rigs.

Match Rules

1.

No more than 50lbs per keep net.

3.

All big doubles must be weighed immediately and released.

2.

No fish in keep nets longer than 6 hours.

4.

No stink bags or boxes.

Bait Restrictions

1.

Carp Pellet only (no oiled based, trout or halibut pellet to be used)

3.

Only 1 small tin of luncheon meat can be used.

2.

Only 1 small can of sweet corn to be used.

4.

Boiles are only to be used as hook bait.

Equipment Restrictions

1.

All anglers must be fully equipped with unhooking cradles.

2.

Landing nets must be a minimum of 24 inches.

Calendar

Results

Location

From the M3

Take Junction 5 (Hook turn off) and follow the signs to Odiham. Get into Odiham High Street and take a right turn by the Kings Restaurant into Kings Road carry on until you come to the Odiham Cricket Club on your Left and just passed that take the next turn Left sign posted Roke and Park Corner. Take the next right carrying on for about 2 miles you will come to Roke Farm either side of the road and carry on passed that for about 500 yards and Bowsaw and Billhook lake is on your right hand side and is sign posted.

From the A3

Get on to the Hogs Back A31 and then follow signs for Farnham when you get to the Shepherd and flock roundabout follow signs for Odiham. Once in Odiham High Street, take a left turn by the Kings Restaurant into Kings Road carry on until you come to the Odiham Cricket Club on your Left and just passed that take the next turn Left sign posted Roke and Park Corner. Take the next right carrying on for about 2 miles you will come to Roke Farm either side of the road and carry on passed that for about 500 yards and Bowsaw and Billhook lake is on your right hand side and is sign posted.

Bowsaw & Billhook Lakes, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1HZ

Contact Information

Carole Mobile:

07770 724613

Jim Mobile:

07770 724611