Established just over 60 years ago, Milton Pools Fishery is one of those little known jewels of the angling world for fishing in Oxfordshire. Set in a delightful location next to the M40 motorway near Oxford, there are six waters which offer everything from tranquil pleasure fishing for roach to 3lbs and perch to 4lbs to specimen hunting for double figure tench, pike to 30lbs, Catfish to over 40lbs and carp to over 43lbs.
As well as round-the-clock angling, the fishery also offers a fully equipped tackle shop with a wide selection of bait and tackle, toilets with washing facilities and a floodlit car park with Closed Circuit Television. Electronically controlled gates are in operation between the hours of 7.00pm and 7.30am.
There is also a cafe offering hot food, snacks and confectionery which is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. The Cafe will not be open from the end of October but will re-open in march sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Most of the pegs are suitable for disabled anglers with car access to many of the pegs, whilst plenty of space is ensured for pleasure anglers as all summer matches are now held on Campbell’s Match Lake to ensure the other waters are always available for pleasure and specimen anglers.
Night fishing is allowed, although anglers are advised to telephone in advance – especially if they want to fish the Specimen Lake. The Specimen Lake also offers Swedish Style Cabins on most of its pegs, (these cabins have no services, they are an alternative to a bivvy). Anglers arriving in the evening are asked to report their arrival using the intercom, which can be found on the right hand side of the shop door, before proceeding onto the fishery.
For those looking to take up angling or to brush up on their technique, Milton Pools is able to arrange fishing tuition with Ian Horrocks. Please enquire for further details.