Welcome to The Carp Society

When the Society was formed in 1981, Carp Angling was very much in its infancy. Over the 40 plus years since inception, it has developed into a major branch of angling.

The 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, Ashmead, 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 (only partners and children permitted) 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.  Please check the rules for visitors on the fishing horseshoe page 

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) 


  • New members must complete a membership form either online (via the shop page) or in person
  • Join online - Visit our shop page here 
  • In person at the Carp Society office on Horseshoe Lake 
  • Renewals can be made over the phone 01367 253959

Fishing our lakes: once you are a member you can purchase fishing tickets for Horseshoe Lake for more information please visit our fisheries tab at the top of the page 

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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

Upcoming Events

Festival of Carp 2024

29 June, 2024

Come and join us at the 2024 Festival of Carp where you can wander around the lake and witness top anglers from major brands in action. Take the opportunity to chat with them and gain valuable....
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