Baden Hall Quarry Pool

Baden Hall Quarry Pool

by angling-times |
Updated on

Here's our lake and swim map, plus carp tactics guide, for Quarry Pool on the Baden Hall fishery complex in Staffordshire...

Baden Hall Fishery, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6LG | Web: | Tel: 01785 850313

We say...

There are bigger commons in Britian, but the upper forty that resides in Quarry Pool is, in our opinion, the finest one you can catch on a day ticket.

The huge, well-proportioned common is obviously a big draw, but it's not the only large fish worth targeting. There's another 40lb-plus common, a mid-forty mirror and about a dozen fish in total over 35lb.

There are 20 well-kept swims and each of them comes with a wooden hut so there's no need to bring a bivvy.

Quarry Pool is certainly not an easy water, but the rewards are worth it.

Venue expert Mat Woods says...

"The Quarry Pool is very different throughout each season, switching between being gin clear, then weedy, then quite coloured with algae as the year progresses.

"You’ll need strong tackle due to the abundant weedbeds, and dropping the lead is often essential because of this.

"Spots vary with the weedbeds and this year’s spot is next year’s wall of weed!

"The fish are fairly susceptible to simple boilie tactics – stealth is the key.

"The lake’s stock is mostly bigger fish that have seen it all, so approach it very much like a pressured syndicate venue and you won’t go far wrong."


The big common at 47lb1 of 5

The big common at 47lb

Mat Woods with a Quarry 402 of 5

Mat Woods with a Quarry 40

A 36lb mirror3 of 5

A 36lb mirror

The view from swim one4 of 5

The view from swim one

Each swim features a wooden hut5 of 5

Each swim features a wooden hut


£35 for 24 hours

Sessions run 12pm-12pm

£210 for a week

£1,150 for 48-hour exclusive lake booking

On-site tackle shop

Cafe open Fri/Sat/Sun and bank holidays


Barbless hooks

Carp-care liquids/sprays must be carried

No peanuts, tigers or other non-biodegradable baits

No beachcaster rigs

Slings, mats and cradles provided

No shelf-life boilies (frozen only)

No bait boats

Two rods only (three between Nov 1 and Feb 28)

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us