8. Dunwear Ponds

Brief description of fishery:

This complex contains four lakes known as North, South, Senior and Railway.

Dunwear Ponds Complex:

The Dunwear Ponds Complex originally came about through the clay extraction for Bridgwater Brick and Tile industries many years ago. It has had its own issues to deal with over the years, as have so many other waters. Hard work and a vision for the future is steadily putting this complex back on the map again.

The complex comprises of 4 main ponds, The North, Senior, South and Railway ponds. The public have a right of way footpath that runs from Sedgemoor Road through the ponds to Dunwear lane. This caused problems for the anglers using the Ponds with unwanted guests. all swims are now gated and fenced and a combination lock added for security.

At present there is 1 toilet on site with hand washing facility. Our main carpark is off of Dunwear lane and has ample space, it also has a combination lock for security.

North Pond

As you enter our complex past our notice board the 1st gate you come to is the North pond. This is the oldest pond on the complex and was dug many years before the others. It is a very mature pond containing trees, reeds, bars etc. and the fish have dictated that this has become the flagship carp water on the complex. A small number of carp within it now over 30lb and approximately a dozen 20lb plus fish. Other species present are Pike, Perch, Roach, Tench, Bream and Rudd.

There are 11 swims in all and most of a decent size with depths to about 10ft.
This water can be tricky and it does get busy, the fish are in excellent condition and still growing.
South Pond
The South Pond is next in-line and this is a small horseshoe shaped water. It consists of 7 sensible sized swims and some of these with their own fence and gate. This pond we would say is a pleasure fishery with a good stock of smaller carp to double figures and mixed species. These include Pike, Perch, Bream, Tench, Roach and Rudd. This pond tends to be less busy, but coarse anglers are just waking up to its beauty. Bio-security is present in this and the North pond and we encourage all visitors to protect our stocks by using our diptanks. This pond we would class as average difficulty.
Senior Pond
The 3rd pond you can access from the carpark is the largest on the complex “the Senior pond”. This we hope will become our runs water / pleasure fishery. It was recently used for a section of the renowned Durleigh festival and delivered an average match weight of about 5 kilos of mixed species. A couple of the section winners caught >10Kg. Amongst the fish caught were good Tench in numbers from all over the pond.
The Pond currently comprises of 14 swims and nearly all have been designed with sociable angling in mind. They also cater for pole, coarse and Carp Angler alike with generous amounts of room in nature reserve type surroundings. If you want to get away from it all this is the pond for you.
This is a pond with many different features, over hanging Trees, Reeds, Bars and Lilies. This can be a tricky pond to fish a times as the fish roam between the features the fish are immaculate and the rewards are there for perseverance.
This pond contains carp to 20lb, Tench, Bream , Pike, Perch, Roach and Rudd. It has also just received a stocking (Winter 2022) of 125 Carp between 4/15lb to add to the 100 fish we believe inhabited it.
Going forward the future looks bright.
Railway Pond
Last but not least is our newly transformed Railway/match lake. This is a lovely, naturally rich pond containing 10 swims predominantly put in for match anglers. Its features are reeds and tree lines and it is quite a silty pond. It contains a few Carp to double figures, Tench, Bream, Pike, Roach and Rudd.
This pond has also benefited from its 1st official stocking from the club. 100 fingerlings to 3lb carp have been stocked, along with 3000 Roach and 1000 Rudd to supplement the existing stock. This pond only re-opened last year (2021) after 5 years of closure due to an invasive species of plant. We hope it now goes on to realise its undoubted potential, with it being open for whole Lake match bookings as well.
Fishing is not available behind the domestic properties on the north bank of the Senior (large) Lake. See Rule 8. 


Access is via Dunwear Lane which is a right turn immediately before the motorway bridge on the Westonzoyland Road out of Bridgwater. Dunwear Lane runs parallel to the M5 and the car park is about 404 yards from the main road on the right hand side.

Access & Parking

There is a large Car Park situated on Dunwear Lane,
Height Restrictions 1.9m to car park.
This is the ONLY access point for these lakes.
The Sedgemoor Road entrance can be only used by anglers who are on foot, there is no parking at this entrance.


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