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Furnace Lakes - West Sussex

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Fishery Type: Carp
Address: Furnace House
Guildford Road
Slinfold
Horsham
Rh13 0qz
UK
Phone #: 01403 791 163

Description
The Furnace Lakes complex is a brilliant place to try and catch your first 20lb + carp, and is widely regarded as one of South Englands finest specimen carp waters.The main estate itself dates back over 300 years to a time when Henry VIII used the 'Furnace Pond' to cool cannon balls manufactured on-site. Since then it has been a trout fishery for some years owned by the retail giant WH Smith, but since its sale to private owners some 20 years ago it has taken on a different guise in the shape of a remarkable 'Big Fish' venue.

It is true to say that furnace has even held UK records for Perch and is currently home to what many believe is the biggest coarse fish in the UK (a 98lb British wels catfish). The potential of this venue is hard to match, with Roman lake holding carp up to 46lb, Kiln lake holding carp to 55lb, Plantation lake holding carp up to 44lb while Specimen and Furnace lake both holding carp in excess of 33lb.

The tactics employed by the majority of successful specimen anglers tend to include the use of bite alarms and boilies fished tight to the islands or features, with the key seeming to be the rig camouflage, size of hook and quality of bait. A useful tip when fishing these lakes is to use either back-leads or the slack line method to ensure your end tackle is securely pinned to the bottom well out of the way of any easily spooked carp. These waters are highly pressured so be assured the carp have seen it all before, therefore trying something a little different can often be the key to a special fish.

Furnace Lakes Reviews (0 posted)
Furnace Lakes Photos (22 found)

Common Carp
22 lbs 8 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using Squid Scopex Boilies

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pond770

Common Carp
18 lbs 9 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using Pineapple Boilies

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Doobs

Catfish
19 lbs 5 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using Squid Scopex Boilies

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pond770

Mirror Carp
18 lbs 4 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using Boilies

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Bazil Brush

Common Carp
19 lbs 6 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using cell biolies

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pond770

Common Carp
15 lbs 7 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using Boilies

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Bazil Brush

Mirror Carp
24 lbs 6 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using Boilies

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pond770

Mirror Carp
28 lbs 8 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using Halibut Pellet

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Bazil Brush

Mirror Carp
17 lbs 5 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using Pineapple Boilies

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Doobs

Catfish
1 lbs 1 oz
Caught from Furnace Lakes using 28mm Halibut Pellet (Yes Really)

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Doobs

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