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adult ticket: 8  junior ticket: 5



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Clive Vale Reservoirs

Clive Vale reservoirs are a popular water amongst junior anglers and match anglers due to the variety of good sized fish and due to the scores of small carp. Clive Vale Reservoirs are two small reservoirs that size about 2-3 acres in total. Clive Vale reservoirs are located half way down Harold Road opposite the shop. The water is owned by Clive Vale Angling Club but day ticket fishing is welcomed. There are a number of junior matches held on the top reservoir through the summer months. The waters between them hold a large quantity of carp that currently reach 15lb+. The carp are generally thought of as easy to catch. The waters also hold specimen crucian carp to 2lb, bream to 2lb, tench to 4lb, roach and rudd to 1lb, gudgeon, perch to 2lb and large eels to 5lb.

fish species

Mirror Carp Common Carp Roach Eel
Mirror Carp: 15lb+ Common
Carp: 15lb+
Crucian Carp: 2lb Tench: 4lb Eel: 5lb
Rudd Roach Bream gudgeon perch
Rudd: 2lb Roach: 2lb Bream: 2lb gudgeon: ?lb Perch: 2lb

anglers catch report

- Arrived at 9.00am with the kids

- fished top lake as more child friendly

- started off by using sweetcorn with little interest.

- changed bait to luncheon meat within minutes landed a 3lb carp.

- the fish kept coming, next a bream, crucian, roach and more carp.

- great days fishing, kids loved it, ended up catching 13 fish within 4 hours.

- fish range from 1lb roach to 8lb mirror carp.

Mirror carp - Clive Vale

fishing lakes (2 )

Top Reservoir - an egg shaped 1 acre lake set between Harold Road and the East Hill.
Bottom Reservoir - a circular shapped 1 acre lake set just below the top reservoir.

Clive Vale Reservoirs - Top Pond

The top Clive Vale Reservoir is a small oval shaped reservoir that is about 1 acre in size. The water has a number of features including a water inlet at the far end of the pool, patches of oxygenating weed, lilly pads and reeds. The reservoir has depths of upto 5-6 feet. There are approximately 15 swims that are generally grassy apart from the odd wooden platform. Successful baits include luncheon meat, sweetcorn, lobworm, maggots, bread and boilies.

Clive Vale top pond

Features: Drainage Inlet, Lilly pads, Weed patches, Reeds
Lake Size: 1 acre
Lake Depth: 5-6ft
Swims: 15


The top reservoir is an ideal starting point for the beginner fisherman due to large amounts of small fish that are easy to catch. Pretty much any fishing technique you like to use will catch well on the top Clive Vale Reservoir. Favoured techniques include swimfeeding luncheon meat, sweetcorn or maggots for a mixed bag of carp, bream and tench or float fishing maggots, casters and lobworms for roach, rudd, gudgeon, eels and perch.

Clive Vale Reservoirs - Bottom Pond

The bottom Clive Vale Reservoir is a small square shaped reservoir that is about 1 acre in size. The water has a number of features including a water inlet that runs in from the top reservoir, small patches of lilly pads scattered around the edges, reeds and a small dam wall. The reservoir has depths of upto 5-6 feet. There are approximately 20 swims that are generally shingle patches in amongst the grass banks Successful baits include luncheon meat, sweetcorn, lobworm, maggots, bread and boilies.

Clive Vale bottom pond

Features: Drainage Inlet, Lilly pads, Reeds, Small dam wall
Lake Size: 1 acre
Lake Depth: 5-6ft
Swims: 20


The bottom reservoir contains slightly more fish than the top reservoir. Pretty much any fishing technique you like to use will catch well on the bottom Clive Vale Reservoir. Favoured techniques include ledgering luncheon meat for a mixed bag of carp, bream and tench or float fishing maggots, sweetcorn, luncheon meat in the margins for carp, roach, rudd, gudgeon, eels and perch.

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ticket prices

Club water run byClive Vale angling club (day tickets available from bailiff).

Day tickets
Adult: £8(16 - 64 years)
10-15 years / Oap / Disabled: £5

contact details

Contact: Bob Homewood
Telephone: 01424 434768
Club: Clive Vale Angling Association
Email: info@clivevaleac.co.uk
Website: www.clivevaleac.co.uk

directions

Clive Vale Reservoirs are located in the Ore/East Hill region of Hastings just off of the A259. To get to Hastings from the Eastbourne or Rye directions take the A259. To get to Hastings from the Tunbridge Wells direction take the A21.

A259 into Hastings: Once in Hastings, follow the A259 into Ore. Turn onto Saxon Road and follow the road down. Saxon Road is opposite a church, a Kentucky Fried Chicken, a trafic light junction, next to an All Days(?) Supermarket. Saxon Road adjoins onto Harold Road. Clive Vale Reservoirs is located at the rear of 180 Harold Road, opposite Edwin Road. Parking is on Harold Road NOT on the gravel path between the upper and lower reservoirs.

A21 into Hastings: Once in Hastings, follow the A21 until you reach Hastings seafront (A259). Turn left and follow the A259 into Ore. Turn onto Saxon Road and follow the road down. Saxon Road is opposite a church, a Kentucky Fried Chicken, a trafic light junction, next to an All Days(?) Supermarket. Saxon Road adjoins onto Harold Road. Clive Vale Reservoirs is located at the rear of 180 Harold Road, opposite Edwin Road. Parking is on Harold Road NOT on the gravel path between the upper and lower reservoir

 

user reviews

"loadsa fish"

"Caught loadsa fish but there really isn't that much room to cast when the lake is full".

Review from ian


"Excellent fishing"

"Excellent fishing, I go mid week due to my job and although there's not much bigguns in there ( that I've caught yet) it's very easy to fish both top and bottom ponds".

Review from Earl E. Byrd

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user tips

"carp love luncheon meat"

"Hot Tip: The carp on the bottom lake love luncheon meat. I've fished this lake many times and have never blanked. Have also caught the odd nice tench and large eel using luncheon meat".

tips from dean

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