Little Farriers, South Cerney
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Little Farriers is available on an advanced booking basis for private hire


The lake will be available on an advanced booking basis for a three, four or seven day hire.  Pricing is for the lake, and an angling party can be up to a maximum of four anglers for each of the hire periods. The lake is let exclusively to each group of anglers and apart from the occasional visit from the bailiff, will be yours to enjoy without disturbance.

Hire Rate for exclusive use:

Monday  12 noon until Friday 11am 4 nights £400
Friday     12 noon until Monday 11am 3 nights £300
Monday 12 noon until Monday 11am 7 nights £500

The price includes a Carp Society Passport for each angler which is valid for one year and entitles you to purchase hourly tickets at the Society’s prestigious Horseshoe Lake. 


Little Farriers is adjacent to the well-known Farriers Lake within the Cotswold Water Park, near South Cerney in Gloucestershire. It is located approximately 1½ miles west of the A419, the main Gloucester-Swindon road, from the Cotswold Water Park turnoff.

The village of South Cerney is approximately one mile away for a local food shop, takeaway, and 'pub grub'. A café is a short walk away along the lane leading to the lake. A small tackle shop selling bait and tackle is also close by.

The closest SAT NAV postcode is GL7 5TL.

How Do I Book?

  • Telephone the office on 01367 253959 for availability
  • Download Booking Form, complete, and email or post to us
  • Download Rules, read, and keep with you
  • Pay deposit.
Payment terms

  • Deposit of 30% with booking (non refundable)
  • Balance of Payment due 4 weeks before.
  • Payment by bank transfer, cheque, debit/credit card.

NOTE: Failure to make payment of balance by due date, may result in cancellation of your booking and loss of your deposit.

Cancellation Policy
The deposit is non-returnable.
Cancellation received:

Less than two weeks of
booking commencement date -
No return of any payments made
Between two and four weeks before
booking commencement date -
Loss of deposit but return of 50% of any additional payments made
More than four weeks before
booking commencement date -
Loss of deposit but full return of any additional payments made


Previously referred to as 'The Back Lake', Little Farriers has been under Lease to The Society since 1997. It has been lightly fished over several years and stocks are in excess of seventy carp to mid-thirties along with scores of Tench. The lake, in common with the gravel pits in the surrounding district, features very clear water and is rich in natural food living in the weed.

The lake is around three acres in total. There are just eight swims cut against a tree lined backdrop so the ambience is a return to a more natural setting. Toilet and fresh water facilities are available at the main syndicate lake around three hundred metres away. Parking is secure and the site locked at all times. The walk from the secure parking area is around 400 metres so we advise bringing a barrow!

Photos and write up from Kenny Parsons available on his Blog at Kenny Parsons review

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