Banks is a terrific water containing carp, tench, chub, perch and roach and in May 2010 was stocked with 400 small carp and a few double figure carp early 2011 following the installation of an otter fence. We have also been troubled with mink but the fence has been reinforced to keep them out as well.
Heavy tactics are recommended using pole, waggler or ledger with most baits proving successful but meat, maggot and corn usually favourite.
To find the water take the back road from Kendal to Kirkby Lonsdale (B6254) past the Station Inn at Oxenholme. Continue for 4 miles under the motorway bridge until you come to a tarn on the right hand side (this isn’t Banks). Opposite on the left is a field gate with the club sign attached. Follow the track up to the end of the fence and you will see the Tarn in the woods in the bottom of the field on the right (not the tarn under the pylons). Access has been much improved recently with a car park just inside the Tarn gate and an excellent path to the water.
Day tickets for Banks Pond are available from South Lakeland Angling Centre on Kirkland, Angling & Hiking, Barrow in Furness
All anglers must have a valid EA rod licence.
Two rods only used at any time.
Barbless hooks only. No Braided main lines
No keepnets unless permission is given by the committee, or in an organised match.
Unhooking mats must be used if fishing for carp.
No fires, radios or BBQ's are to be used on the fishery.
No alcohol or drugs. No lures to be used or spinning on the pond
No fish are to be taken from or introduced to the water.
#Night fishing is allowed but reserved for members only. Fishing is from when you set up to 2pm the next day.
Night fishing must be booked with the secretary, Dave Nemeth 07791195133
Dogs allowed if kept under control & cleaned up after.