GOOD SWIMS: those with casts to the islands.
LOCAL TACKLE SHOP: some bait on site, otherwise: Biggin Hill Angling Centre, 218 Main Road, Biggin Hill, Westerham, TN16 3BD. Tel: 01959 570265. LOCATION: leave the M25 at J6 and head south on the A22, towards East Grinstead. After 600 yards, turn left at the roundabout and head towards Oxted on the A25. Pass Tandridge Golf Course on the right-hand side and after a further 100 yards, turn right into Brook Hill. Continue into Beadles Lane, and turn right at mini roundabout at the end, onto Hall Hill. Follow this road, as it becomes Broadham Green Road and then, after a further 800 yards, turn left, into Popes Lane. The entrance is on the right, after 800 yards. SAT NAV: RH8 9PL.
To M25 & Oxted A22 DESCRIPTION: a peaceful setting with two lakes and
600 m of river. The larger Edenbrook lake has 12 large swims; Meridian has room for eight more. Some swims have platforms, and others are dug-outs. There is access for disabled anglers. Facilities for long-stay anglers include toilets and a shower block. Carp are the main target, with fish to upper-30s, and plenty of single-figure fish in Meridian Lake. Also expect tench and bream to 5 lb, roach to 2 lb and perch to 1 lb in the lakes, plus chub to 2 lb, roach, dace and trout in the river.
TACTICS: legered boilies for the carp. A rig with hemp, corn and crumbled boilies in a PVA bag, cast towards features, will draw fish in. Plumbing-up is vital, with depths from 3-6 ft, plenty of gravel bars, a few deeper holes and a clay-bed on one side of the main lake. Open water is better in cooler weather, casting towards the islands offering single pop-ups on patrol routes. The bigger fish tend to come from the margins. Meridian offers runs on single boilies. Pinging a few floating pellets to overhanging branches will also bring action on Meridian.
TICKETS: tickets must be booked in advance, priced £11 for either a day or a night; £20 for 24 hours; £40 for 48 hours; evenings priced £7. Barbless hooks only. Minimum line strength 10 lb. Tiger nuts must be correctly prepared. Drinks and snacks on site. Enquiries on 07539 993219. Open all year, apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Popes Lane