News: We may still be in lockdown but, with the vaccination programme going well and the Government’s roadmap to recovery currently on track, we’re feeling cautiously optimistic that soon we’ll all be able to get on with our lives a bit more normally again! Until that happens though, we do have to ask you to continue to adhere to the restrictions set out by the Government with regard to staying local, social distancing, handwashing/using hand sanitiser, etc. Full details can be found here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance and support.
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We’ve been using this quieter time to continue with our ongoing maintenance programme. We’ve carried out work on the North Pool cutting back the banks and giving the island a haircut. The maintenance work will continue on into the Spring as usual.
Match Lake: as mentioned above, we’ve introduced some beautiful tench into this lake and they are showing really well already. There’s a really good slow-motion video on our website and Facebook page showing some of them entering the lake for the first time. Tench to 2.5lb are now coming out regularly even though the water has been quite cold. Again, a single red or white maggot on an 18 hook has been the best tactic by far. Lots of silver fish and larger carp around 5-8lb are also showing well.
North Pool: some cracking mirror and linear mirrors have been introduced here and they are really stirring things up. A simple, single red or white maggot on an 18 hook will do the job! Again there’s a great video on the website/Facebook page.
Jax Williams sent us some great photos of fish caught following the restockingwhich now appear on our website gallery to give you an idea of what’s coming out. Jax and Angie fished on the ‘Hovis’ pegs on one visit and the newly remodelled bank on their next visit with the same results.
Rushcombe Lake: again some lovely mirrors and linear mirrors have made this lake their new home. They are very lively!
Prior to the restocking, Roy Salmon had a fabulous 103lb bag made up of 35 fish including commons to 9lb and mirrors to 6lb. He fished tight to the far margin on a 12 hook with bread flake on the hook, 8-10 elastic on the pole and fed micro-pellet.
Since the restocking lots of 50-80lb bags have been coming out on single red or white maggot on an 18 hook. And it's not just the new fish, the older stock are also feeding well. All areas of this lake are producing good bags.
South Pool: some lovely carp are coming out on krill pellets or maggots on a 16-18 hook - micro-pellet is the best feed. This lake has a fantastic colour due to the large bream and it’s fishing well – you can expect mixed pleasure bags of around 50lb.
Carp Lake: is still the most challenging lake on the farm but nice doubles are coming out on torn luncheon meat on the bottom or bread on the surface. Try a 14-16 hook with a 4lb bottom line.
Tiffin Café: click this link to their website for up to date information: Tiffin Cafe at Bullock Farm or call them on 01934 833125.
*Photo on our website gallery.