Early Summer 2021
Match Lake: we’re delighted to report that the new tench in this lake continue to show well. In fact, they appear to be stirring up the old-timer tench in here with some healthy competition for food. If you are targeting the tench, a single white or single red maggot on an 18 hook feeding a few maggots over the top is proving effective.
The silver fish and crucians are also showing very well – keep it light and fish out in open water. The larger carp which run to 19lb in here, are being caught on luncheon meat and soft pellet presented in the margins. All areas are producing well.
North Pool: we continue to dye this lake blue – any weed that you can see is just floating on the surface and not rooted to the bottom. In fact, fishing on the edge of the weed is producing excellent pleasure bags. Lots of the recently introduced pasty-sized carp are showing plus some of the larger carp that inhabit this lake.
This is also the best lake if you are interested in perch – they go to 2.5lb with luncheon meat and maggots the best hook bait to attract them.
Carp Lake: is fishing well in the early morning and evening. Bread on the surface (about the size of a £1 coin) or luncheon meat on the bottom is working well. This lake is now 25 years old and a large head of silver fish have established themselves almost unnoticed so, if you fish light with maggots or bread punch, you’ll be rewarded with a large bag of silvers.
Rushcombe Lake: this lake is in top form. Lots of pleasure bags of between 50-100lb are coming out on a huge variety of hookbaits. Sweetcorn over liquidised sweetcorn or breadflake over micro-pellets fishing tight to the far bank for bags in excess of 100lb (as relayed to me by Roy Salmon).
Tony Rixon, the very well-known local match angler had a session on this lake and did a nice little write up about it on his blog. He fished to the left of the bridge, set up a caster rig for down the middle, and a hard pellet rig in 18inches of water initally targeting the roach but then fished across to the far side with plenty of bites from some really pretty carp* between 2 & 4lb ending up with 40lb, He continued fishing for another couple of hours while his nets dried and had plenty more carp to 5lb.
South Pool: this lovely little lake is best known for the large bream but at the moment is producing a lot of large carp to 15lb. They’re being caught on bread on the surface, luncheon meat on the bottom and sweetcorn over liquidised sweetcorn. There’s also a good head of silver fish in here coming out on maggot and bread punch.
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