9. Combwich Ponds

Combwich Ponds.

The land which includes the Ponds was purchased by the Bridgwater Angling Association Limited in February 1969. The area of the Combwich Ponds was previously a Clay Pit and associated brickworks which had been in existence for centuries but finally ceased commercial production in about 1960. The flooded clay pits have always been an attractive area and is a natural draw to wildlife and anglers alike. Starling murmuration’s have started to return after a decade which creates a beautiful sight to end any day. This venue consists of 2 lakes the main lake and the match lake.

The main Lake

The main lake is approximately 16 acres in area and consists of many well maintained swims of sizable dimensions. Owing to a large head of sizable carp and some which exceed the 30 lb mark the Lake is very popular with Carp anglers. The Main Lake has a good variety of fish to go after. Tench >8lb, Bream >10lb, Rudd > 2lb, Roach >1lb, Eels of over 7Lb have been caught in the past. There is a growing number of anglers now starting to fish for the Bream after huge catches have been made by the carp anglers, even specimens of over 10lb have been landed. According to hearsay Bream do like their pellet and small seeds. The Perch are starting to make a come back after struggling as they did across the country. As the weed grows in the Summer you can locate the Rudd with more accuracy. Corn and bread are winners when you find them. Depths vary greatly on this lake ranging from 2ft to 13ft.

The Match lake.

In 2002 Bridgwater AnglingAssociation decided that it needed a match style pond and started work to separate an area on the village end of the the main lake. This is now a mature venue with a great stock of fish. The size of this lake is just a tad under 1.5 acres which accommodates 22 swims and depths vary up 6ft. As a tribute to this venue it is often used by The Angling Trust to host their Introduction to Fishing events. This lake can offer really good sport especially in the warmer months. The venue can boost a good head of pound plus skimmers, ideal for the silvers angler. Anglers preferring carp can have plenty of fun in the margins using meat. A good all round venue which makes ideal for matches and a change from traditional Carp puddles.


Located next to the Village of Combwich.

Approach from Bridgwater to Minehead A39 road to 2nd roundabout straight across through Cannington village. Turn right at the War Memorial towards Hinkley Point.

Access & Parking

There are two entrances:

  1. At Bowlam Farm on left turn into track on right marked BAA to Lakeside Car Park.
  2. Alternatively go into Combwich village take 2nd turning on right into Wharf Road turn into ponds through double gates to Car Parks.

Note:- Conditions on signs for Fishing and Parking.
See Bylaw. See Rule 41. The gates must be kept locked at all times.


  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Common Carp
  • Eel
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Rudd