Baulking Lake

£30 per 24hours

Minimum 48-hours

20 acres

14 swims

580 carp

Lake record 32lb


Baulking Lake

Baulking Lake will be available to book exclusively from early 2023 for a maximum of twelve anglers, but it can be fished until the end of December 2022 by pre-booking via the Embryo office. Simply call 01268 285987 for more details.

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 well over 30ft in the middle, 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!

Embryo Baulking Lake Map

Baulking Lake Day Ticket


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.
  • Bookings currently start on either a Monday at midday (draw at 1pm) or a Friday at midday, and anglers must be off the venue by 10am on the date of their departure. Minimum length of session is 48-hours, up to a maximum of 7 nights.
  • 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


Bookings, whether singular or lake exclusive, are currently made by calling the Embryo office on 01268 285987. The lake will be exclusive booking only from early 2023.

For availability, additional information or to book the lake, please call the Embryo office on the above number and one of our team will be happy to help. The phone is manned Mon-Fri 09:00am – 16:00pm.

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