Branston Water Park

Final - 11/08/2017

For the last 2 years we have had our British Carp Cup Final and thought we would change things around a bit.

This is a large mature gravel pit of approx 29 acres. All pegs are made for the carp angler and each has their own rules. These can be found on the Burton Mutual web site. There is a good stock of Mirror and Commons, aprox 300. The biggest having been caught at 43lb 8oz. Barbed hooks only and use of leaders inc lead core is allowed.

The bay between the car park and the canal is the deepest area (16’), the depth gets shallower the further you go along the pool with there being only 3’ along the reed beds. There are islands along the middle of the pool.

There are toilets on site. Also a cafe is open late morning for just a few hours. The gates are locked in the evenings but we will have a key to allow people in and out. There are takeaways in the village of Branston right next door.

We are very sorry but practice sessions are not allowed on this water. Fair to everyone then.

  • Size of Lake 29 Acres (approx)
  • Type of Lake Members Only
  • Fish Stock Plenty of double figures
  • Biggest Fish 43lb 8oz
  • Features Margins, islands, bars
  • Visit Venue Website
Branston Water Park 2017

Competitor List

Rank Pairs Weight Fish
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Pre Match Report

Branston Pegging  Map


The lake in Branston Water Park is an old established gravel pit containing a mix of both old original carp and new stockies. This is the third year that we have used this venue for our events. Last year it produced some very nice fish including a Mirror and a Common which both went over 32lb. There are plenty of features which you would expect with a lake like this and we are very happy to have it on our calendar.

Post Match Report

Three hours after the start Adam Goodwin caught a 21lb 13oz Mirror to start the ball rolling. That got him and partner Wayne Higgins on the score board but also earned them valuable points for CV Tackle and Bait in this year’s team event. Next up were Rob Burgess and Steve Blow with a 15lb 10oz Mirror. There was nothing else out on Friday. The early hours of Saturday bought a flurry of action. At 1am we got a call from Andy Goodall and Liam Atkins in peg 4 who had a good Common which took the Reuben Heaton Specimen Hunters round to 28lb 13oz. While we were out Mark Sawyer and Simon Wheeler in peg 5 next door got us to weigh a small stockie of 6lb 13oz. When we got back to HQ, Darren Wilcox and Jason Trought had another stockie of 9lb 12oz for us to weigh. At this stage it was wide open as we now had four pairs on the scoreboard with a fish apiece. At first light reigning champions Callum Gutteridge and Karl Palmer got on the board with a fish of 9lb 6oz which also earned team points for DNA Baits. Peg 8 added a brace of 9lb 5oz and 13lb 2oz to take the lead. Peg 5 put a Common of 11lb 4oz on the scales to put them in the fourth qualifying spot. That was the end of the action until our Sunday morning walk around the lake at which point Steve and Rob, peg 8, added another 7lb 7oz to their tally to consolidate their lead. With a little under an hour and a half to go Mark and Simon landed a scraper in peg 5, which just made the 5lb minimum weight but was enough to put them in third place. With no more fish out before the end the above positions held firm and we had another four pairs going into the British Carp Cup Final at Orchard Place Farm in September.

Karl Palmer 9lb 6oz - Callum Gutteridge

Karl Palmer 9lb 6oz – Callum Gutteridge

Adam Goodwin 21lb 13oz - Wayne Higgins (1)

Wayne Higgins – Adam Goodwin 21lb 13oz

Simon Wheeler 7lb 4oz - Mark Sawyer

Simon Wheeler 7lb 4oz – Mark Sawyer

Andy Goodall - Liam Atkins 28lb 13oz

Andy Goodall – Liam Atkins 28lb 13oz

Steve Blow 13lb 2oz - Rob Burgess 9lb 5oz

Steve Blow 13lb 2oz – Rob Burgess 9lb 5oz