OLIVEMEAD LAKE

Exclusive Carp Holidays

Welcome to the Mead, “THE HIPPO SANCTUARY”

Β To check availabilty please visit our booking section

Please note: You are welcome to come and look around but, it is by appointment only, call Scott on 07940 356737

*****WHEN MAKING A BOOKING ONLINE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PAY THE REQUIRED 50% DEPOSIT BEFORE EXITING THE BOOKING PAGE. IF NO DEPOSIT IS PAID YOUR BOOKING WILL AUTOMACTICALLY GET CANCELLED*****

***PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE CHANGES TO OLIVEMEAD LAKE WHICH WILL COME INTO FORCE FROM 1st JANUARY 2016***

***NO SPOMBS ALLOWED UNLESS YOU HAVE A SPOMB FLOAT ATTACHED***

ONLY OUR FEED BAITS, BOILIES and PARTICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE USED ON THE LAKE FROM 2016, **no other baits will be permitted including Trout pellets, floating baits etc** YOU WILL BE PERMITTED TO USE YOUR OWN HOOK BAITS ONLY** PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY OTHER BAITS WITH YOU IF CAUGHT USING YOUR OWN BAITS (apart from hook bait) YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE LAKE AND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO FISH HERE AGAIN.

RIGS – MAKE SURE YOU READ MY RULES ON RIGS, ANY MATERIAL WHICH IS NOT PERMITTED *DO NOT USE*

“THE SNUG SWIM” IS NOW known as “SADIES LODGE”and is a cabin swim only, bookings which have already been made for bivvying up will be honoured for next year but NOW any bookings for the old Snug swim are now Cabin only bookings.

RUBBISH – ALL RUBBISH NOW HAS TO BE TAKEN HOME WITH YOU WHETHER YOU ARE BIVVIED UP OR HAVE ONE OF OUR CABINS. WE HAVE TRIED TO ACOMMODATE OUR ANGLERS WITH PROVIDING YOU WITH BINS, RECYCLING BAGS ect BUT UNFORTUNATELY SOME ANGLERS HAVE CHOSEN TO TAKE OUR RECYCLING BAGS AWAY WITH THEM, SOME HAVE LEFT BROKEN CHAIRS AND EQUIPMENT, SOME HAVE EVEN EMPTIED CONCRETE OUT OF THERE VANS AND LEFT IT BY THE BINS PROVIDED SO AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE FEWS ACTIONS EVERYBODY FISHING THE LAKE NOW HAS TO TAKE ALL RUBBISH HOME WITH THEM. IF YOU LEAVE IT HERE YOU WON’T FISH HERE AGAIN!!

SMOKING – DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, SMOKE IN ANY OF THE CABINS. WE HAVE HAD ANGLERS SMOKING CIGARETTES AND CANNABIS IN OUR LODGE AND PODS, APART FROM IT BEING A FIRE HAZARD IT “STINKS” and ANGLERS WHO ARE BOOKED IN THERE AFTER HAVE, quite rightly, COMPLAINED OF THE LINGERING SMELLS.

Olivemead lake or The Mead as it is affectionately known is a very picturesque and private 3 acre lake set in a total of 7 acres of its own grounds. We are situated in the glorious Wiltshire countryside and are conveniently located close to Royal Wootton Bassett, Chippenham, Malmesbury & the M4, with excellent access from London and the South West of England. Over the years the owner of Olivemead has strived to create a carp water which caters for both carp fishing holidays and now offers probably the best specimen carp fishing in the southwest of England which is why Olivemead Lake Has become the UK’s number one premiere ‘BIG’ carp fishing holiday venue. We strongly believe that there isn’t another “carp holiday venue” in Britain which holds as many 20lb, 30lb and even 40lb carp per acre as The Mead does and they are growing all the time.

STOCKING LEVELS

Stocking levels at The Mead are awesome!!!! We have around 160 King Carp which reside in the main lake and of these there are more than 100 different 20lb+ carp, 35 Different 30lb+ carp and 3 DIFFERENT 40′s with the current lake record being a huge mirror carp of 46.4oz. We have some awesome specimen Tench going over the 10lb+ mark and Pike which exceed 20lb+. We do have silver fish present in The Mead however along with the smaller carp these are removed every 2 years following our comprehensive management programme and de-stocking programmes which allows our remaining specimen Carp and Tench to flourish. There are no Bream present in The Mead! If you break our stock of carp down per acre of water we hold around 35 X 20lb+, 12 X 30lb+ and 1 X 40lb+ carp per 1 acre of water, there’s not very many carp venues in the whole of the U.K. Which can boast that level of big carp.

FACILITIES

We have swims to accommodate up to 5-6 anglers only and There are a few ways to fish at The Mead, you can book one of our luxury cabins/lodges (see carp holiday section), book a luxury Pod (see carp holiday section) or bivvy up in one of our clean, large purpose-built swims (see carp holiday section). For those anglers choosing to bivvy up there is a separate toilet and shower block.

BAIT

Here at The Mead we have our own boilies rolled for us to my own specification which are of the highest quality HNV base ingredients with various flavours and enhancers added all centred around the health of our carp. Our carp pellets are again produced using the highest standard HNV ingredients and will not be found anywhere on the open market. We also feed in a very High Nutritional Value feed Boilie which again is designed around the carps digestive system enabling the carp to absorb maximum micro and macro nutrients along with all the bulk nutrients they require. All my bait/food items are fed into The Mead regularly twice per week throughout the year which keeps the carp healthy and hungry which in turn adds weight and gives us the phenomenal growth increases which The Mead carp are experiencing.

So if you are looking for an intimate carp water which isn’t pressured, only has a handful of anglers on each day and holds a large head of huge carp then believe me you will not find a better lake and you will definitely not be disappointed when you visit The Mead. (You can book now and pay, securely, for your holiday, bait or tackle online through our paypal account or over the telephone, no paypal account needed)

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Latest News

"HIPPO ALERT!!!!"
**********ANOTHER NEW P.B. FROM THE MEAD and it's a 40lber**********

A "HUGE" Congratulations to Terence Barnfield, fishing from Martha's Pod, who has just landed a new p.b. and his first UK forty in the shape of this cracking mirror weighing in at 41.12oz. Terry didn't feel comfortable holding this huge Hippo so I've had my picture with her for our FB page but all the glory goes to Terry who's a first timer to The Mead. Terry caught his prize using our Blended Nut Boilies and our Pellet along with a Mainline Dissolvable hook bait fishing in mid water where the bigger carp seem to be being caught lately. Well done again Terry I'm absolutely buzzing for you mateπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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**********NEW P.B. FROM THE MEAD**********

Congratulations to Peter Brigden who has beat his p.b. Common in the shape of this stunning 22lb+ beauty caught from Martha's Pod and using the ever faithful Blended Nut Boilies. Well done Pete and congratulations again mateπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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*****PLEASE TAKE NOTE*****

SPOMBS are no longer allowed to be used at Olivemead Lake unless you have a 'SPOMB Float' attached to it. Too many anglers are either cracking off or getting snagged and cutting their Braid leaving the SPOMB in the lake which sinks along with the attached Braid causing a snag and potential danger to my Carp. Again it's the small minority of anglers we have down here who haven't got a clue about what carp fishing and angling in general, is all about who are spooling it for the majority of our genuine, fish and wildlife conscious, anglers. So bare in mind you need a SPOMB Float if you want to use your SPOMB!
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Availability & Booking

You’re now able to check availability, and book our lodge, pods or swims. a 50% deposit is required at time of booking.

Book online via paypal or over the phone or in person you will need a bank account or a paypal account is required.

 

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