Anglers Mail - - New Gear -

GOOD SWIMS: those with casts to the is­lands.

LO­CAL TACKLE SHOP: some bait on site, oth­er­wise: Big­gin Hill An­gling Cen­tre, 218 Main Road, Big­gin Hill, Wester­ham, TN16 3BD. Tel: 01959 570265. LO­CA­TION: leave the M25 at J6 and head south on the A22, to­wards East Grin­stead. Af­ter 600 yards, turn left at the round­about and head to­wards Oxted on the A25. Pass Tan­dridge Golf Course on the right-hand side and af­ter a fur­ther 100 yards, turn right into Brook Hill. Con­tinue into Bea­dles Lane, and turn right at mini round­about at the end, onto Hall Hill. Fol­low this road, as it be­comes Broad­ham Green Road and then, af­ter a fur­ther 800 yards, turn left, into Popes Lane. The en­trance is on the right, af­ter 800 yards. SAT NAV: RH8 9PL.

To M25 & Oxted A22 DE­SCRIP­TION: a peace­ful set­ting with two lakes and

600 m of river. The larger Edenbrook lake has 12 large swims; Merid­ian has room for eight more. Some swims have plat­forms, and oth­ers are dug-outs. There is ac­cess for dis­abled an­glers. Fa­cil­i­ties for long-stay an­glers in­clude toi­lets and a shower block. Carp are the main tar­get, with fish to up­per-30s, and plenty of sin­gle-fig­ure fish in Merid­ian Lake. Also ex­pect tench and bream to 5 lb, roach to 2 lb and perch to 1 lb in the lakes, plus chub to 2 lb, roach, dace and trout in the river.

TAC­TICS: leg­ered boilies for the carp. A rig with hemp, corn and crum­bled boilies in a PVA bag, cast to­wards fea­tures, will draw fish in. Plumb­ing-up is vi­tal, with depths from 3-6 ft, plenty of gravel bars, a few deeper holes and a clay-bed on one side of the main lake. Open wa­ter is bet­ter in cooler weather, cast­ing to­wards the is­lands of­fer­ing sin­gle pop-ups on pa­trol routes. The big­ger fish tend to come from the mar­gins. Merid­ian of­fers runs on sin­gle boilies. Ping­ing a few float­ing pel­lets to over­hang­ing branches will also bring ac­tion on Merid­ian.

TICK­ETS: tick­ets must be booked in ad­vance, priced £11 for ei­ther a day or a night; £20 for 24 hours; £40 for 48 hours; evenings priced £7. Bar­b­less hooks only. Min­i­mum line strength 10 lb. Tiger nuts must be cor­rectly pre­pared. Drinks and snacks on site. En­quiries on 07539 993219. Open all year, apart from Christ­mas Day and Box­ing Day. Popes Lane

Lodge Edenbrook

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