Other Community Lakes in the Wichita Area:

Andover - Lake George
Augusta - Santa Fe Lake
Benton - Poling Lake
Clearwater Chisholm Ridge Lake
Derby High Park (2)
Derby - Rainbow Valley Lake
Derby Stone Creek Park
Haysville Riggs Lake
Haysville - South Hampton Lake - page coming soon!
Kechi Lake
Mulvane Sports Complex - Cedar Brook Lake
Park City Chisholm Pointe
Valley Center McLaughlin Pond

Private Ponds everywhere. Get permission.

Thus use your frog: . . . put your hook, I mean the arming wire, through his mouth, and out at his gills, and then with a fine needle and silk sow the upper part of his leg with only one stitch to the arming wire of your hook, or tie the frog's leg above the upper joint to the armed wire; and in so doing use him as though you loved him.
- Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
(pt. I, ch. VIII)

Of recreation there is none
So free as fishing is, alone;
All other pastimes do not less
Than mind and body, both possess:
My hand alone my work can do;
So I can fish and study too.
- Izaak Walton,
The Compleat Angler--The Angler's Song

I love any discourse of rivers, and fish and fishing.
- Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
(pt. I, ch. XVIII)

Let the blessing of St. Peter's Master be . . . upon all that are lovers of virtue; and dare trust in His providence; and be quiet; and go a-Angling.
- Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
(pt. I, ch. XXI)

I shall stay him no longer than to wish than to wish him a rainy evening to read this following discourse; and that if he be an honest angler, the east wind may never blow when he goes a-fishing.
- Izaak Walton,
The Compleat Angler--To the Reader
(Author's Preface)

'Tis an employment for my idle time, which is then not idly spent; a rest to my mind, a cheerer of my spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of contentedness.
- Sir Henry Wotton,
in Izaak Walton's "The Compleat Angler", ch. I

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
- Steven Wright

The fish you release maybe a gift to another, as it may have been a gift to you.
- Lee Wulff

His angle-rod made of a sturdy oak;
His line, a cable which in storms ne'er broke;
His hook he baited with a dragon's tail,--
And sat upon a rock, and bobb'd for whale.
- William King (2), Upon a Giant's Angling,
ascribed to him by Chalmers in British Poets

It [angling] deserves commendations; . . . it is an art worthy the knowledge and practice of a wise man.
- Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
(pt. I, ch. I)

Santa Fe Lake Sunset
from Wichita: 21st St. East to SW Santa Fe Lake Rd

Santa Fe Lake Sunrise
11367 SW Shore Drive, Augusta, KS 67010

Private Ponds

Good things come in small packages. Get permission first.