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Situated in the heart of the Thames Valley, just south of Oxford approximately one mile from the delightful and historic village of Dorchester-on-Thames, Orchid Lakes has a long history and fine reputation for providing carp angling which is second to none. Set in delightful surroundings, there are two well stocked, mature gravel pit lakes both of which are maintained in perfect order with purpose built swims.
The lakes are surrounded by large mature oak, poplars and magnificent weeping willows which offer protection and privacy giving the lakes a renown and aesthetic appeal.
In addition to the wonderfully stocked waters and perfect angling facilities, a superb anglers’ lodge has been constructed providing anglers with ladies, gents and disabled toilets together with a shower for those wishing to spend a bit longer on the bank. The Lodge also has a cafe where you can talk fishing over a cup of tea and if you don’t fancy cooking on the bank the local Chinese, Indian and Pitza will deliver to the Main Gate.
As an added service to anglers, transport is made available to take you and your tackle to your chosen swim.
Prior to owning Orchid Lakes Marsh Pratley was one of the leading all round specimen anglers in the country. He also holds the unique distinction of being the only person to of held key positions as General Secretary of the National Association of Specimen Anglers and Chairman of the Carp Society. He was also a weekly columnist for the Anglers Mail as well as being a member of the Fisheries Committee.