No 3 & 4 Pond is one of the Association’s most popular fisheries. It currently holds 100 – 150 carp with many over 20lb in weight (including common carp), with the lake record in excess of 30lb. In October 2011 the venue benefited from the introduction of 52 heavily-scaled carp, averaging 8lb, these beautiful fish are being reported in excess of 20lb. All of the Association’s Brandesburton Ponds are protected with otter fences.
This 8 acre picturesque gravel pit is reed-lined, featuring lily beds and surrounded by mature trees. Association volunteers gave the venue a complete refurbishment in January 2012, the result being improved swims, paths and parking. The construction of on-site toilet facilities took place during the winter of 2012-13.
Every swim holds features, whether one of the many bars, gullies or an overhanging tree. Multiple catches are regularly taken and carp are easily located if anglers take time to have a walk round before setting up. One recent catch that stands out was Scott Vickers’ capture of three 20lb-plus carp to 23lb 3oz including ‘Drop Scale’, along with four double-figure carp to 19lb, all caught in just 24 hours.
Bream are present in large numbers and regularly exceed 7lb. Tench are also resident, but are few and far between. However, they are usually of a good size, with the lake record standing at 9lb 4oz. Rudd are present and have been landed in excess of 2lb. Big eels have been caught in the past to over 6lb.
It is not just a specialist venue though, there’s much to attract pleasure anglers using pole, waggler or feeder tactics with plenty of silverfish and perch providing non-stop action.
Pike too are a winter favourite on this venue, with anglers sometimes taking several fish in a day, along with the chance a real specimen of 20lb-plus possible. The lake record stands at over 30lb.
All in all Brandesburton 3&4 is an excellent fishery, catering for all anglers.
Standard Membership 5am – 10pm
B Class Night Permit 10pm – 5am
Carp, Bream, Rudd, Tench, Roach, Perch, Pike, Eels / 8 Acres
Follow the A165 (Hull to Bridlington) road. On entering the village of Brandesburton, take the first left turn down Hempholme Lane. Follow this road for less than 1 mile. No 3&4 Pond is on the left.
Postcode: YO25 8LX
Two main carp parking areas at each end of the pond. Members must not block farm access to fields. Under no circumstances drive into the field, at the end of the track between No 2 Pond and No 3&4 Pond, even just to unload or collect tackle. If you do it will result in a life ban. Please note that security gates are fitted to all vehicle access points at the Brandesburton fisheries and are locked at all times. A combination will be supplied with your annual membership.
Membership of HDAA is open to anyone who agrees to abide by our common-sense Fishery Rules. All membership permits run from 1st Jan to 31st December annually. Membership allows angling on most of the Association’s venues from 5.00am to 10.00pm (except Carlton on Trent where the start time is 7.00am).
We have teamed up with shops, companies, suppliers, etc. to offer discounts to our members on production of a valid membership card.