Baulking Lake

Exclusive booking

Midweeks and Weekends available

20 acres

14 swims

580 carp

Lake record 35lb


Baulking Lake

Baulking Lake is now available to book, either for smaller groups of three or four anglers or exclusively for a maximum of ten anglers. Simply follow the ‘Book here’ link which can be found further down this page and book via the GoCatch website.

All groups will be met at the entrance by an Embryo representative who will undertake a site walk round and a swim/area draw. They will also give you the inside line on how it’s been fishing, explain the rules and try to help you catch as many fish as possible!

Anglers will be given the chance to fish together in their groups. With the layout of the lake, you’re never far from the fish and with four free swims at all times, even when the lake is full there will be a chance to move if you’d like.

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


Group bookings only (Maximum of 10 anglers).

2 x groups of 3 anglers available and 1 x group of 4. For larger groups or exclusive lake you can book multiple group options.


Midweek (1:00pm Monday – 10:00am Friday) groups of 3 x anglers – £360 and 4 anglers £480

Weekend (1:00pm Friday – 10:00am Monday) groups of 3 x anglers – £270 and 4 anglers £360

  • All groups will be met on site to be given a site walk and introduction by an embryo representative. No access to site before the stated times.
  • 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.
  • *PLEASE NOTE* Nets, unhooking mats and slings are NOT CURRENTLY provided at the fishery so please bring your own, but make sure they are bone dry before fishing.
  • 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
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Bookings are made using the Catch! portal. Simply click the link below and follow the instructions to make your booking or check availability.

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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