Despite the recent cold spell our Catfish are still active with a 19lb Cat falling to a popped up boilie and another Cat lost in the same session on 4th March.
Despite the unseasonal weather, Nash Candy Nut Crush 12 & 15 mm boilies are currently working extremely well with our Carp.
16th March - 17 Carp landed in a 24 hr session, all falling to Nash Key.
Please note that there is No Entry allowed onto the Catfish N' Carp Lake
without first pre-booking a place with our shop.
If you haven’t pre-booked you cannot turn up and start fishing.
This 2 acre lake is rapidly building a reputation for super, hard fighting fish.
With a stock of around 300 Carp to 22 lb+, including some Grassies to 12 lb+, and 31 Wels Catfish to 25 lb+.
Don't be surprised to catch a Perch, Barbel or Chub either,
as these are left over from when this lake was a match water.
The lake has 12 very well spaced swims, each with it's own designated area of water.
Pegs 4 & 5 are a reservable double peg, which can be great for a social weekend.
The fish in this lake respond well to heavier baiting, especially carp pellet and meaty boilies,
so don't be afraid to use a few kilo's in a session.
The most consistent baits this year have been Nash Instant Action range, Strawberry Crush, Candy Nut Crush,
Nash Scopex and Squid, Dynamite Baits Complex T, has accounted for numerous Cats on the bank as well as Carp.
Nash Key and Mainline Cell are also trusty backups.
19/12/17 - 16lb Winter Cat for Dave Poolman,
his 20th Cat of the year!
Please note that due to the large size of the fish in this lake,
all anglers must have a minimum 36" landing net and handle
and a large padded beanie type unhooking mat
or cradle to be allowed to fish this lake.
They are both necessary for fish welfare
and are available from our shop.
If you do not have the correct items,
we are sorry but you will not be able to fish this Lake.
If there is anything you do not understand, please ask!
Any infringement of these Rules may result in you
being asked to leave the Fishery.
No refund will be given.......
We are a family friendly Fishery,
foul language or bad behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated.
Pre-booking is essential for all Anglers sessions on this Lake.
You must not enter the Lake to fish if you have not done so.
Pre-payment is required at the time of booking for all 24 hour or longer sessions.
Strictly no entry to the Fishery before 7.00 am.
All Anglers on a day permit are expected to visit our shop
when it opens at 9.00am to purchase their ticket.
Day permit Anglers should have left before dark!
Please note that we do not sell night only permits.
One non-fishing guest is welcome.
If they wish to stay overnight a £3 camping fee will be charged.
No under 10's are allowed to stay overnight.
No under 16's are allowed without a responsible Adult.
BEFORE FISHING - ALL NETS, MATS, CRADLES, ETC. MUST BE TOTALLY DRY
Direct sunlight is the best way to dry your equipment and help prevent disease.
All Anglers must have and use a minimum 36” landing net
and a large padded beanie type unhooking mat or cradle.
These are available from our shop.
If you do not have them you cannot fish this Lake.
The Lake is rod and line only.
A maximum of 2 Rods per Angler.
No braided mainline.
No sacking of fish.
If fishing specifically for Wels Catfish, please use a minimum 15 lb line.
All fish must be returned quickly and carefully.
Photo's of fish must only be taken kneeling down.
NO LIVE BAITING! Except maggots or worms.
ONLY DEADBAITS PURCHASED FROM OUR SHOP ARE PERMITTED.
NO LURE FISHING! MAXIMUM SIZE 6 BARBLESS HOOK!
Only single hooks to be used! - Strictly No Trebles!
Please don't be offended if we ask to check your tackle,
it is purely for the welfare of our fish.
All bivvies must be set up
within the constructed gravel or woodchipped peg area.
Please do not block access routes past them.
All of your Rods must be on the same Peg as your bivvy.
RODS IN USE MUST NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED AT ANYTIME!
All Anglers must only fish within their chosen Peg Zone.
They must never fish into other adjoining zones,
even if the peg is unoccupied.
Zones are shown by the red broken lines on the Lake Plan
and are marked by white posts on the islands and banks.
Peg 4 & 5 is a double peg and can be reserved.
If you wish to fish it on your own you will be expected to pay for both pegs.
A 2 Rod Limit will still apply.
All leads and feeders must be either free running
or be attached using an appropriate loose fitting safety clip.
A minimum hook length of 4 inches to be used.
FLOATING BAITS CAN ONLY BE USED IF FREELINED,
ie no bubble floats or controllers of any kind.
Under no circumstances are Anglers permitted down over any of the banks around the Lake as these areas are Strictly Private.
Anyone found doing so will be banned!
No artificial/fake baits larger than a single grain of sweetcorn.
All nuts must be suitably prepared.
All Anglers are expected to have and use Klinik or similar.
It is available in our shop.
Bait boats are allowed on this Lake.
Quiet, well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after them.
No litter. Please use a bin or take your rubbish home.
Barbeques and cooking stoves must only be used on the pegs and not on the grass. Please don’t pour boiling water onto the grass as it kills it.
Please treat the Fishery, it’s wildlife and other Anglers with respect
- Enjoy your Fishing .......