THE future of one of the country’s most famous day ticket waters is under threat as plans to turn it into a marina have been put before the local council.

Farlows Lake, in Buckinghamshire, is one of the oldest waters in the country, with a waiting list for season tickets, and has been fished by many famous names over the years.

The 25-acre Main Lake holds carp to 40 lb including 36 thirties, and is also popular with pike anglers in winter, and the five-acre Match Lake on the same site produces 100 lb-plus bags.

A petition has been started in the café/bar/tackle shop on Heron’s Point at the lake to try to save the venue, and in the first ten days it was signed by 300 anglers.

For the full story read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.