The lake itself is an old estate lake set in the middle of Malton and Norton Golf club therefore is unrivaled in its peace and tranquility with an abundance of wildlife on view.
The venue was originally purchased in the mid 1900's with a view to being a trout lake, for one reason or another this venture failed and the lake was left to fall into disrepair. The venue was then purchased by the current owner in the early 1970's and was transformed into one of the Uk's most prolific tench venues where bags of 200lb+ tench were commonplace. The venue was regularly featured in The Anglers mail and Angling times each year especially during the ''stolen fortnight'' that Yorkshire enjoyed from June 1st to 16th each year. The lake was that successful anglers had to book a year in advance to actually get on! Carp were introduced in the early 1990's and have gradually taken over. The current stock is unknown however the catch record for 24hrs is 37 fish and the most out across the lake in a 24hr period is 108!! The lake record currently stands at 26lb but there are bigger fish in there. The average fish is between 12 and 16lb with a good head of upper double fish and at least 7 known 20lb+ fish. The fish are very visible and show themselves frequently you will have no problem locating them at all,whether an experienced angler or a novice to carp fishing Welham lake has something to offer. In December 2011 Welham was stocked with 52 Leney mirror carp, these are among the most stunning looking fish available in the UK and have already shown stunning growth rates. Individually chosen for their looks and scale patterns these fish are certainly ones to look out for in the future.In December 2012 the lake received a further stocking of 2 target fish, these again were stunning scaly Leneys and weighed xxxx and xxxxx respectively. The lake fishes very well all year round as is regarded as possibly the best winter carp water in the country a fact proven that every winter the magazine editors send their teams down to write winter carping features, our claim to fame is we have featured on the front page of 3 different national fishing magazines in the last 3 years.
Breakfasts are available on site and all meat and eggs are sourced from local free range sources, On selected weekends there are bbq's and evening meals available The onsite facilities at Welham are excellent - besides breakfasts available daily we have take aways that deliver to the lake. There is a very clean and hygienic eco toilet for the gents and a fully flushing ladies/children's toilet and also hot shower facilities Whilst there are is no running drinking water on site, we do provide free of charge bottled tap water for your use. we have a mobile phone charging point which can either use a 3 pin plug or in car charger There is a small tackle shop which stocks the essentials and those often forgotten items The owner is always on hand to offer tips and advice and is always available via telephone should the need arise.
The lake is sponsored by tackle giants Nash Tackle and they have provided furnished swims which include top of the range bivvies, bedchairs, chairs, mats slings, rod pods and weigh tripods all permanently set up for your use, read more about these in our furnished swims page.
A range of bait is available that can be booked in advance and be waiting fresh for you when you arrive details of which can be found on our bait section page. The lake has 10 pegs and the majority of the pegs are positioned so you cannot see another angler when you are fishing thus creating a lake exclusive effect.
The secret of the lake success is built on good fishing in a friendly atmosphere in a secure environment and its reputation is built on repeat bookings and recommendation.