The fishery was established in the early 1970s when the spring fed Pond 1 was cleared and Ponds 2, 3 and 4 were constructed. All the ponds were stocked with carp of varying sizes and Upham Farm has since enjoyed a national reputation among carp anglers for providing tremendous sport. Ponds 5 and 6 were opened in the 1980s and tench were introduced at that time.
In recent years the tench population has grown in size and number, and we can now boast some of the best tench fishing around. Larger carp were introduced and together with a few other interesting varieties you can look forward to a superb days fishing. In 2008 a new much larger specimen Lake 7 was constructed in the marshy area below Pond 6. This was opened in the Spring of 2009, and is now stocked with 75 specimen fish, with the best being a magnificent 32lbs 8oz common carp.
- All anglers must possess a valid Environment Agency licence.
- No keepnets
- A landing net must be used
- Landing nets must be dipped in chemical provided
- Barbless hooks only to be used
- Return all fish carefully and quickly
- All baits subject to bailiffs approval
- No trout paste or trout pellets
- No tackle to be left unattended
- No poles to be used on Specimen Lake 7. Padded unhooking mats must be used on Specimen Lake 7
- All litter to be removed from site
- No radios or loud noise
- Please complete a catch card and place in the box provided on leaving
We reserve the right to refuse admission. All persons and property entering Upham Farm do so entirely at their own risk.