Half-an-acre in size, Island Pool is the first water anglers come to when entering the feild. Designed as a carp and tench fishery, the Pool contains mirrors and commons up to 20lbs and tench to just over 2lbs. Whilst there are many smaller tench, the mirrors and commons tend to average between 2lbs and 5lbs. There are also a few roach. Ranging in depth from between two and six feet, the deeper water is to the south of the island and the shallower to the north. Because it is reasonably shallow, the pool lends itself to float fishing either with rod or pole, although as with all the Oakham Farm pools, the pole is very popular. Because of the head of tench and carp, best baits tend to be maggots, pastes, luncheon meat, sausage meats and sweetcorn.