2ND JULY 2020 - WE HAVE A NEW UNOFFICIAL CATFISH RECORD OF 41 LB - 7 OZ'S
THE SPECIMEN CARP LAKE HAS NOW REOPENED
WE ARE CURRENTLY LIMITING THE LAKE TO A MAXIMUM OF 5 ANGLERS
OUR SHOWER ROOM IS OPEN - £1 PER 10 MINUTES
With only 10 Pegs, pre-booking and prepayment in full, is essential on this Lake.
Pegs are on a 1st come basis and only peg 8, the bait boat swim can be reserved.
We only allow a maximum of 8- 9 Anglers at a time, so always try to ensure that we leave one peg free
to give a choice when you arrive, although this cannot be guaranteed.
Checking availability or pre-booking a place can only be done via our shop 01822 610888
Pre-payment is required at the time of booking.
We cannot take bookings or check spaces via Facebook or Messenger, so please do not ask us to!
Our exclusive 3 acre, 10 peg Specimen Carp Lake is our most challenging water.
If you are a serious Carp angler or someone seeking their first “20 lb” or “30 lb” then this is the Lake for you.
The Lake is home to 175 home grown Commons, Mirrors and Ghost Carp
that have been selected for their quality, fast growth rate and individual scale patterns.
24/1/2020 - 16 new, big shouldered, fast growing Carp
purchased by us from VS fisheries, have now been added to this lake.
They will hopefully provide us with some new record Carp in the future.
Pictures further down the page.
When the lake was last drained to allow for Winter maintenance
and our annual Carp health checks, 1 in every 3 Carp weighed over 20 lbs.
Numerous carp have grown substantially since then.
We currently now have 5 Carp over 30 lbs, the biggest of these is current “official” lake record
Mirror “Macchiavellian” who came out on 20/2/17 at 34 lb - 8 oz’s.
"Dotty" at 31 lb - 8oz's on 28/1/18 is our record Common male.
We have 12 Carp at 25 lb + and 50+ other Carp at or over 20 lbs. The remainder are 12 - 18 lbs,
but we make no apology for leaving a few fish under 10 lb in the lake as these are important for the future.
Peg 8 - Due to the overhead power lines this is a bait boat only swim
with Strictly No Casting allowed, anyone doing so will be asked to leave!
For an “official” Carp weight to be recorded they must be weighed on the Fisheries own scales,
any Lake records will only be recognized in this way.
There are 10 very well spaced swims which are all on one bank
and with strictly no access to the far bank the opposite margins are obvious hot spots.
We are happy for you to use baits boats, these give a definite advantage by getting baits under the tree lines.
Sorry no under 16’s are allowed on this Lake.
Favoured tactics include presenting high quality boilies over a bed of pellets or particles,
Nash Scopex Squid, Strawberry Crush, Citruz, Mainline Cell,
Sticky Baits, Signature, Krill and Manilla have all consistently pulled out twenties!
Both washed out and Hi Viz pop-ups, wafters, tiger nuts and bunches of maggots are also worth a try.
A Full 100% Non-refundable deposit is required for Individual Anglers at the time of booking
and can be paid for over the phone with a credit/debit card.
WHOLE OR PART LAKE GROUP EXCLUSIVE BOOKINGS ~ SPECIAL REDUCED RATES!
If you would like to book the whole/part Lake exclusively
For all exclusive Group bookings, a minimum 50% non-refundable deposit is required
at the time of booking, and can be paid for over the phone with a credit/debit card.
Prebooked/Prepaid 24 Hour+ Overnight Sessions are available on this Lake.
Please note that we do not sell night only permits.
One non-fishing guest is welcome.
If they wish to stay overnight a £5 camping fee will be charged.
FULL LAKE RULES BELOW
Nash Scopex Squid, Strawberry Crush Instant Attract, Mainline Cell, and Sticky Baits Signature, Manilla and Krill pop ups, dumbells and boilies together with Signature, Signature Squid
have all put fish on the bank.
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.
Strictly no entry to the Fishery before 7.00 am.
The Fishery closes at dusk – unless night fishing is pre-booked.
Pre-booking is essential for all sessions on this Lake and must be paid for in full at time of booking.
Anglers must not enter the Lake to fish if they have not prepaid for their permit first!
Day permit Anglers should have left before dark!
Please note that we do not sell night only permits.
Strictly No under 16's are allowed on this Lake.
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.
Due to the size of our specimen carp.
All Anglers must have and use a minimum 36” landing net and a large padded unhooking mat.
All fish must be returned quickly and carefully. Photo's of fish must only be taken kneeling down.
The Specimen Carp Lake is rod and line only. A maximum of 3 Rods per Angler at all times.
RODS IN USE MUST NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED AT ANY TIME!
No braided mainline. No sacking of fish.
BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY! MAXIMUM SIZE 6 HOOK!
Please don't be offended if we ask to check your tackle, it is for the welfare of our fish.
We do check! Remember your disgorger!
All bivvies must be on, or touching the constructed gravel or woodchipped peg.
Please do not block access routes past them.
All of your Rods must be on the same Peg as your bivvy.
All Anglers are expected to fish within their own designated peg zone as shown on the Lake Plan.
If the next peg zone is empty you may cast 1 Rod only, from your own peg into the next zone,
BUT, THIS ROD MUST BE REMOVED BY 7AM OR IF SOMEONE ELSE WISHES TO FISH THAT PEG.
All leads and feeders must be either free running or be attached using an appropriate loose fitted 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 onto the far bank or past the fence at Peg 10
as these areas are Strictly Private. Anyone found doing so will be banned!
Strictly no going under the fence to feed fish between peg 7 and 8.
Peg 8 must be reserved.
It is a bait boat only swim with Strictly No Casting allowed, due to overhead power lines.
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 fish antiseptic Klinik, Medic+ 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.
Barbeques and cooking stoves must only be used on the pegs stone chippings and not on the grass.
Please don’t pour boiling water onto the grass as it kills it.
No litter. Please use a bin or take your rubbish home.
Please treat the Fishery, it’s wildlife and other Anglers with respect
- Enjoy your Fishing .......