Swims – Cloisters Lake

Cloisters Lake Cloisters Lake Map


1 Swim One – Donut
2 Swim Two – Florence
3 Swim Three – Badger
4 Swim Four – Button
Stalking Swim (between 4/5)
5 Swim Five – Bear
6 Swim Six – Jim
7 Swim Seven – Wendy
8 Swim Eight – Noodle
9 Swim Nine – Heron
10 Swim Ten – Ron
11 Swim Eleven – Joy



Swims Cloisters Lake 1


Swim One – Donut

On the left hand side of this swim are reeds running along the dam wall, depth ranging up to 7ft with an average depth of 5ft. On the right hand side there are two small plateaus about 4 rod lengths out.

Swim Two – Florence

The average depth of this swim is 5ft. Features include a few gravel patches and a cloverleaf shaped hole to the right hand side about a quarter of the way across the lake, with marginal reeds to the left and right of the swim.

Swim Three – Badger

The average depth of this swim is 4.5-5ft, with a cloverleaf shaped hole to the left hand side about a quarter of the way across the lake. It is possible to fish to the tip of the main island from this swim. There is a deeper hole this side of the island up the channel. The bottom of this swim is hard clay with some silt patches with a few gravel patches.

Swim Four – Button

On the left hand side of this swim you can fish the deeper hole in the channel. Directly in front you have the tip of the island or the Norfolk reed. On the right hand side you can fish the channel that goes through the island, also you can fish down towards the end of the island which is where the main water supply enters.

Stalking Swim (between swim 4/5)

Fishing only permitted between dawn and dusk and no bivys allowed. From here it is possible to fish both the inlet channels and the slightly deeper area which is up to 4.5ft.

Swim Five – Bear

Swim five is a very secluded swim. To the left hand side you can fish towards the end of the island but not past it, this corner being slightly deeper up to about 5ft. There are over hanging trees from the island and the swim has a hard clay bottom. Directly in front is a channel cutting threw the island, with half way across a deeper channel running through the middle of the swim approx 20ft down past the right hand side of the swim. Right hand margin of this swim there are marginal reeds around the island. The right hand bank cuts back which is also a good spot to fish from. For best results use 2 rods only.

Swim Six – Jim

Here we have a swim for those who like close in fishing. The bottom is hard clay with depths ranging from 3-5ft. It is possible to fish to the small island and the tip of the main lake. Don’t forget to fish the margins.


Swim Seven – Wendy

Average depth of this swim is 5ft. It is possible to fish to the end of the main island and out into open water where there are various features to fish too. Don’t forget to fish the margins.

Swim Eight – Noodle

Average depth of this swim is 5ft. In front of the swim is a cloverleaf shaped hole about three-quarters of the way across the lake and to the right hand side open water and the stream bed about 2 rods lengths out.

Swim Nine – Heron

Average depth of this swim is 5ft. To the left of the swim is a cloverleaf shaped hole about threequarters of the way across the lake and to the right hand side open water and the stream bed about 2 rods lengths out.


Swim Ten – Ron

To the left of this swim about 3 rod lengths out there is a deep gully to about 6ft. Featuring hard areas in front of it, two large plateaus about 25 and 35yds out run right across this swim. It is also possible to bait boat to the dam wall reeds.


Swim Eleven – Joy

Average depth of around 5ft with some deeper areas around 7-8ft. The right hand margin is reed lined with far right hand corner featuring the water outlet. This swim does have some snags on the bottom so must be fished without back leads and keep the rod tips higher than usual.

Chapel Lake

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