established 1908



12 months
marked pegs
postcode cw7 2pt

This still water is one of the oldest in the town of Winsford. Over a hundred years
ago it was known as the Floods and lay at the lowest point of a number of farmers
fields, the water from these fields flowed into the natural hollow and the lake was
formed. However where the name "The Ocean" comes from no-one has any idea.
If you do we would love to know! The lake has been a WDAA water for as long as
anyone can remember, bar a couple of years when it was a syndicate water.
King carp were stocked into the lake in 1963. These fish were bought from
fisheries in the South of England and Belgium and arrived in bags at Winsford
train station. Over the years the fish bred like mad and the smaller carp were
used to stock all the other Winsford waters and many other waters further affield.
So just about every carp in our lakes (and a lot of the northwest waters waters
further afield) is a direct descendant of the original stocking of the
Ocean 50 + years ago!

The water now lies in the middle of a busy municipal golf course.
Because of this a number of areas are out of bounds to fishermen. These areas
are adjacent to fairways and are well within range of a 3 iron. Therefore to
prevent any accidents there is no fishing allowed in these areas.

The water contains rudd, roach, a few pike and of course loads of small carp.
The water has been netted to reduce the smaller carp and allow some better
fish to come through and some mixed stockings of other species are planned,
this is an ongoing project and a changing water for the better.
Access to the water is via the golf course alongside the hedge behind the 11th tee.
Do not fish beyond the limit markers.


All anglers fishing the association pools and rivers, have the right ,whenever questioned by a bailiff of the association, to request that the bailiff also is able to show his/her card. If any members are asked to leave the water for whatever reason by a bailiff and he/she fails to produce a valid bailiff card please contact a member of the fishery management team or comittee.