Welcome to The Carp Society

When the Society was formed in 1981, Carp Angling was very much in its infancy. Over the 35 years since inception, it has developed into a major branch of angling. Our organisation has needed to keep pace with the rapid and ongoing commercialisation of our sport. The primary aim was to develop and promote Carp Angling. Today, the organisation still abides by the founding principles of representing carp angling in the best possible way.

Our fisheries, Horseshoe Lake, Farriers and Little Farriers, are amongst the best in the UK and the facilities at our premier water, Horseshoe Lake are pretty much unrivalled.

Our Fisheries


To fish any of our lakes you will need to become a full Carp Society member.

The annual membership fee is £25 and joining could not be easier

Non fishing guests (partners or children) must be a Carp Society member when visiting or staying with anglers on the lake. Visitors must not be given access codes/keys to the lake but must be let in/out by the angler who is fishing.

Partner memberships are charged at the full rate of £25 

Junior memberships are £10 (these are only available through the shop (Juniors aged 5-15years old) 


  • Download the membership form and send to the Carp Society offices or email:sales@thecarpsociety.com
  • Call us on 01367 253959 to make payment with a card 


Alternatively visit us at the Carp Society office on Horseshoe Lake and join in person


  • Click on the JOIN NOW button (below) and complete the form 
  • Once completed you will be taken to PayPal checkout screen 
  • £1.50 postage will be added on Paypal checkout 
  • Once payment has been submitted we will receive the form and your membership will be processed 

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Predation Action Group

Please help the Predation Action Group record incidents of predation (otters, cormorants etc), and keep accurate records of otter fenced fisheries throughout the UK by completing our quick and simple repot forms whcih you'll find on the dedicated PAG page of this website.

This information will help us to create an accurate database of predation activity in order to help identify fisheries at risk.

Predation Action Group


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Upcoming Events


01 May, 2019

The World Carp Classic UK Qualifier will be held at Horseshoe Lake in 2019 The Lake will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 1st May 2019 and will....
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