Baulking Lake

Exclusive booking

Midweek £1200 Weekend £900

20 acres

14 swims

580 carp

Lake record 32lb


Baulking Lake

Baulking Lake is now available to book exclusively for a maximum of ten anglers. Simply pick a start date using the booking calendar which can be found further down this page and follow the payment steps before submitting.

We stocked the lake in the autumn/winter of 2019 with around 560 x C3, C4 and C5 carp from Mark Simmond’s at Heather Fisheries, Priory Fisheries, VS Fisheries and a Lea Valley supplier. We then added a further twenty cracking C6’s from ‘Simmo’ at the end of 2020 to make a final stock of over 580 fish.

As always, a very diverse mixture of fish was received, including fully scaled mirrors, linears, leathery mirrors and some beautiful commons, so there really is something for everyone at Baulking!

The lake itself is 20 acres in size, with depths down to over 40ft in the middle (swipe on the lake map to see depth map), making it the ideal environment for these fish to reach their growing potential! In fact, some of the fish caught during the light amount of test fishing that’s been done prior to opening have put on over 10lb in weight, which is fantastic.

Baulking contains very little in the way of weed, so finding areas to fish is not a problem and with it being quite a deep lake, it fishes really well right into the winter.

Making bait your ‘feature’ is a great way to fish here and when they turn up on you, action can be hectic, so be prepared with plenty of bait if you want to hold them in your swim and maximise your chances of a big hit!

For a high-res/downloadable lake map please click here

Baulking Lake Day Ticket


Exclusive lake bookings only (Maximum of 10 anglers).

Prices – Midweek (1:00pm Monday – 10:00am Friday) is £1200, Weekend (1:00pm Friday – 10:00am Monday) is £900.

All under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

  • Please familiarise yourself with the rules (see link below) prior to attending site. Anyone seen to be breaking any of the rules will be asked to leave the lake without refund.
  • Nets, mats and slings are provided for anglers so do not bring your own onto site.
  • Due to the swims having staging/jetties, we recommend that you bring either stage stands, a rod pod or long bank sticks/storm poles (to position your rods just to the side).
  • Please note, there is no running water or electricity on-site so make sure you bring your own water and power packs etc.
  • For general enquiries/bookings, please call the Embryo office on 01268 285987.
  • How to find the lake: Baulking Lake, Faringdon, Oxford, OX12 9QZ.
  • Please send catch reports and catch photos (with fish weights) to
Venue Rules

Lake exclusivity..


Bookings are made using the online calendar below. Simply select a start date to proceed with your exclusive booking.

For availability, additional information or guidance to book the lake, please call the Embryo office on 01268 285987 and one of our team will be happy to help. The phone is manned Mon-Fri 09:00am – 17:00pm (16:00pm on Friday’s).

Please read the booking terms and conditions prior to making a booking.

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