• Maggots

Fishing Report


Winter 2020



News: we’d like to start this report with a big thank you to everyone who has supported us over what has turned out to be an incredibly strange year. We really do appreciate your custom and look forward to better days ahead as the vaccine programme gets rolled out.

Over the last few weeks we’ve carried out some maintenance work on the North Pool cutting back the banks and giving the island a haircut. The maintenance work will continue throughout the winter as usual.

In the meantime, we 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.


South Pool: this lovely, sheltered little lake has the best colour of all the lakes here due to the large bream that inhabit this pool. They are being caught out in open water typically on a 16 hook using sweetcorn as a hook bait and a little liquidised sweetcorn as a feed. Smaller silver fish are being caught on red or white maggot on an 18-20 hook out in open water. The corner pegs remain the best.


Match Lake: pegs 14-26 remain the best area of this lake. An 18-20 hook with a single maggot over micro-pellets or maggots is producing excellent bags of silver fish, perch and small carp. The larger carp are being tempted out of the margins on rough-cut luncheon meat or small green soft pellets on a 16-18 hook.


North Pool: some nice carp around 5lb are showing here along with perch to 2.5lb and a lot of small silvers. The deeper areas around the back of this lake are proving the most productive – head for pegs 20-25. Sweetcorn over liquidised sweetcorn, maggots over maggots and luncheon meat over micro-pellets seem to be the best combinations. Fish tight to the newly strimmed back island for best results.


Carp Lake: is fishing hard at the moment but some big carp are being caught on bread on the surface and luncheon meat on the bottom. If it’s slow on your next visit to this lake, bear in mind there’s a very good head of silver fish in here but you’ll need to scale right down to an 18-20 hook with a single maggot.


Rushcombe Lake: the best areas are pegs 1-4 (where the water comes in to the lake) and around the entrance to the island, pegs 31, 32 & 51. Try the same tactics as for the Match Lake and you should catch here. Lots of pasty-sized carp in this lake.


Tiffin Café: 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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