• Maggots

Fishing Report


Autumn 2020



News: Following a very busy period at the end of lockdown, things gradually seem to be returning to some sort of normality as far as fishing goes. We all, obviously, still have to be very mindful of social distancing, hand sanitising, etc and your co-operation is much appreciated. It’s really helpful if you can bring the correct peg fee and leave it in a pot at the rear of your swim for us to collect. The toilets and café are open as usual – please follow the guidance given at the venue and on the Fishing page of our website

The main fishing advice in this report is to head for the areas that have been underfished recently!


South Pool: this lake has been under-fished recently. It’s really worth the short walk around the Match Lake to fish here. All pegs are producing some nice double-figured carp and bream to 6lb along with lots of roach. Sweetcorn over liquidised sweetcorn has been particularly good but maggots and luncheon meat are also working on the hook.


North Pool: some good news here – the weed has died off and this under-fished lake is now back in excellent form. The ‘Hovis’ pegs and the right-hand side of the peninsula are good pegs/areas to fish. Since the remodelling of the area nearest the campsite earlier in the year where we took a large amount of clay from the bottom of the lake to construct a new, wider bank, this has improved access and provided some interesting, deeper areas to fish, The best tactics for this lake are a 12-14 hook if you are using paste or bread – with any other bait a 16-18 hook with small bits of luncheon meat, maggots and bread punch has been the best. A lot of pasty-sized carp along with silver fish and perch are being caught.


Rushcombe Lake: this remains our most popular lake (you can park your car alongside pegs 1-31) but the top of the island (again a short walk) is proving prolific as it is under-fished. Lots of carp between 5-12lb and roach to 2lb are coming out here, the latter being caught out in open water on single red or white maggots. The larger carp are being caught on luncheon meat and paste in the margins.


Match Lake: pegs 13-26 have been the most consistent here. This is our oldest lake and has the largest variety of fish. Showing well at the moment are lots of silvers, crucians and fan-tailed crucians along with some very nice perch. The best hook size is 16-18, maggots luncheon meat and bread are the best hook baits, the best feed is liquidised sweetcorn or micro-pellets.


Carp Lake: the largest fish are being caught in the early morning and evening on floating baits such as bread or dog biscuit. Luncheon meat on the bottom is also working well. For something different, if you go really light, there is a surprisingly large head of silver fish in here which can provide some really good sport.


Tiffin Café: is now open - click this link to their website for up to date information: Tiffin Cafe at Bullock Farm or call them on 01934 833125.

Finally: for those of you who have enjoyed fishing for however many years, we hope you love the photo of young Nolan (on our website gallery and Facebook page) as much as we do which we hope will remind you of catching your very first fish!
Please send us your photos and catch reports – we’ll do our best to get them on our website gallery; Facebook page, Twitter feed and into our fishing report.  For some tips on taking a good photo please follow this link to our website: Photo Tips


*Photo on our website gallery.

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  • The complex consists of five lakes, 141 swims
  • Heavily stocked, large variety of coarse fish
  • Day tickets £8 Adults, £6 Junior/OAP/Disabled (we do not charge for extra rods)
  • Open dawn to dusk, 365 days of the year (no night fishing)
  • Two beautiful self-catering holiday cottages converted from a 300 year-old stone barn
  • Spacious campsite with electric hook ups
  • Toilets & showers
  • Lakeside car parking
  • Match rates - concessions available
  • Tiffin Cafe at Bullock Farm


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Phil & Jude Simmons





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