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Matches and Night Fishing

Match Fishing

There are currently two waters at Sumners Ponds that can be used for fishing matches.

The Match Lake, set on its own away from the campsite, this 3.5 acre lake provides prolific fishing with Barbel, Chub, Carp, Crucians, Tench and Roach. This lake has a very good reputation and is very popular among match fishermen and day ticket anglers.

Our two acre Ribbon Lake which is, as its name implies, a meandering ribbon of water with islands to fish from. This lake is well stocked with silver fish such as Barbel, Tench, Chub, Bream and Crucians.

To have a match at Sumners Ponds you need to have at least 6 people to be able to book. If your club would be interested in having a match at Sumners Ponds please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01403 732539. 


Partial use of lake: £8.00 per angler - £30 deposit required when booking.

Exclusive use of whole lake: £195.00 - £60 deposit required when booking.

For current offers and discounts click here.

Night Fishing & Membership

Anyone wishing to fish after dusk, will need to become a member. Currently night fishing can only take place on the Sumners Lake by booking one of the night swims. These must be booked in advance by contacting reception on 01403 732539. There is an additional charge for members of £10.00 for a night session. Guests are permitted at an additional £25.00 for a night session. For more information and costs you can download the membership pack here.

Membership at Sumners Ponds can be very beneficial especially if you are a regular visitor. If you become a member of the fishery all you day time fishing is paid for for a whole year from the date that you apply. Members can fish from 6am when the mornings are light enough until dusk or 9pm, which ever comes sooner. 

Please note that we care for the well being of our valuable fish stocks and you must be sure to have read the rules and have the correct equipment. Our staff are happy to advise you and most experienced fishermen are happy to give advice.

If you have any questions regarding the fishery, want to contact one of the fishing bailiffs or just want to send in pictures of your catches email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Us

Sumners Ponds
Chapel Road
Barns Green, Horsham
West Sussex, RH13 0PR

Reception: 01403 732539  
Cafe: 01403 732734
Email: bookings@sumnersponds.co.uk

Reception Opening Times

Monday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Cafe Opening Times

Sunday - Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday - Saturday: 8am - 10:30pm