Olivemead lake or ‘The Mead’ as it is affectionately known is a very picturesque and private 3 acre lake set in a total of 8 acres of its own grounds.

We are situated in the glorious Wiltshire countryside and are conveniently located close to Royal Wootton Bassett, Chippenham, Malmesbury & the M4, with excellent access from London and the South West of England. Over the years the owner of Olivemead has strived to create a carp water which caters for both carp fishing holidays and also offers the best specimen carp fishing holidays in the southwest of England which is why Olivemead Lake Has become the UK’s number one premiere ‘BIG’ carp fishing holiday venue. We strongly believe that there isn’t another “carp holiday venue” in Britain which holds as many 20lb, 30lb and even 40lb carp per acre of water as The Mead does and they are growing all the time.

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Stocking levels at The Mead are awesome and most impressive!!!! We have around 160 King Carp which reside in the main lake and of these there are more than 90 different 20lb+ carp, over 50 Different 30lb+ carp and 6 DIFFERENT 40’s with the current lake record being a huge mirror carp of 47lb 2oz. We have some awesome specimen Tench going over the 12lb+ mark and Pike which exceed 20lb+. We do have silver fish present in The Mead however along with the smaller carp these are removed every 2 years following our comprehensive management programme and de-stocking programmes which allows our remaining specimen Carp and Tench to flourish. There are no Bream present in The Mead! If you break our stock of carp down per acre of water we hold around 3o+ X 20lb+, 17 X 30lb+ and more than 2 X 40lb+ carp per 1 acre of water, there’s not very many carp venues in the whole of the U.K. Which can boast that level of big carp.


We have 4 Lodges that accommodate 2 anglers each with The Willows, The Cedars and Main Lodge being our larger lodges and you can book one of our luxury cabins/lodges (see carp holiday section) here. There are only the 4 lodges on lake which offers each Lodge around three quarters of an acre of water to itself.

Over the years The Mead has matured into a beautiful and quite impressive lake which is well maintained by our manager, Caleb. The margins are reed and lily lined with 2 islands out to the middle of the lake. There is an abundance of wildlife on the lake from ducks and geese to kingfishers and Moore hen’s. The atmosphere is one of relaxation where you can come and just chill out while fishing for huge English carp. All our Lodges have Free wifi with 24 hour security surveillance around the lake.


Here at The Mead we have our own boilies rolled for us to my own specification which are of the highest quality HNV base ingredients with various flavours and enhancers added all centred around the health of our carp and these are fed into the lake on a regular basis. We also feed in a very High Nutritional Value feed Boilie which again is designed around the carps digestive system enabling the carp to absorb maximum micro and macro nutrients along with all the bulk nutrients they require. All my bait/food items are fed into The Mead regularly twice per week throughout the year which keeps the carp healthy and hungry which in turn adds weight and gives us the phenomenal growth increases which The Mead carp are experiencing.

So if you are looking for an intimate carp water which isn’t pressured, only has a handful of anglers on each day and holds a large head of huge carp then believe me you will not find a better lake and you will definitely not be disappointed when you visit The Mead. (You can book now and pay, securely, for your holiday or bait  online through our PayPal.

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