Exclusive Carp Holidays

Welcome to the Mead, “THE HIPPO SANCTUARY”

 To check availabilty please visit our new booking section

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

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 is fast becoming the UK’s number one carp fishing holiday venue. We strongly believe that there isn’t another “carp holiday venue” in Britain which holds as many 20lb and 30lb carp per acre as The Mead does and they are growing all the time.


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, 27 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!


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.


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. 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)


More images in the galleries section


Latest News

Well you've got to stick at it and a change in air pressure and temp saw the carp moving around a bit and Josh Bennett, fishing from The Snug, land this cracking, spawned out, 27lb mirror. Well done Josh excellent angling skills mate in very difficult conditions😃😃 ... See MoreSee Less

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Kevin Davies, Hopalong 704, you have won our first free giveaway prize to fish The Mead from our New Cabin in 2016. The date is Friday 29th April - Sunday 1st May, can you contact me to let me know your details and make sure you will be available to fish that weekend.
Thank you again to everyone and please remember when we reach 1000 likes we will be drawing another name at random for a free weekend "Hippo Hunting" at The Mead, this time from The Main Lodge. Many Thanks
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We've had an amazing response to our first "FREE GIVEAWAY" and we've reached over 500 LIKES so we'll be picking one lucky winner before 10pm tonight and posting there name on our page. Keep Liking our page and sharing with your friends as I will be giving another weekends free fishing away, Friday - Sunday, for 2016 as soon as we reach 1000 likes. This time it will be in "The Main Lodge", I'll keep you all posted and thank you to everyone who "Liked and Shared our page". ... See MoreSee Less

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Availability & Booking

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

Book online via paypal or over the phone or in person using your debit or credit card, no paypal required


Click here for more details.