Treowen pools

Treowen House is about 4 miles south west of Monmouth (signed) midway between Jingle Street and Wonastow, just north of the A40 dual carriageway.

Address: Treowen, Wonastow, Monmouth. NP25 4DL

History of Trowen


Upper pool (Brick Kiln Pool)

The upper pool or Carp Lake, holds carp up to 15-20 lbs. and lots of small Rudd.

To get there, from Jingle Streed to Dingestow road, take the concrete ‘road’ on the right at the hill top signed Treowen. Drive past Treowen House and park on the left at the far end of the parking area. A few yards further down the track cross into the field on your right.  You will see the lake down the hill from here.

Treowen pools
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Small pool

The small pool holds some juvenile tench and small Carp averaging 5 to 6 lbs. and small to medium sized rudd. It is seldom fished and there is only room for a couple of anglers. For the middle or small pool, take the same route into the field but head towards the small wood at ‘2 o’clock’  from the stile. You will find this pool just the other side of the copse. This is a ideal “beginner’s” water easy to fish and usually with very encouraging results.


We do not recommend that you park your car beside the road before Treowen House. It can become very muddy in the wet and impossible to drive out again.

Large lake

The Large Lake is the most remote. It holds rudd and good tench and perch. Although the occasional carp is sometimes seen, they are rarely if ever caught nowadays.


To get there is a fair  and sometimes difficult walk through the woods carrying tackle.  It is usually accessed through the woods below the Carp Lake. Park in the same place and walk down the field past and to  the right of the Carp Lake. Follow the hedge down hill almost to the bottom and cross over the ‘gate’ on your left into the woods. Follow the footpath downhill through the woods crossing a small brook where the banks can be very slippery and boggy in places, until you arrive at the top end of the large lake. There are plans in hand to substantially improve this route for anglers.

There used to be good access to the Large Lake  from the Jingle Street to Wanastow road but this route is now almost impassable since forestry work in 2016.