Wel­come to the Bury Hill Jungle ...where you can fish from a punt for tench that av­er­age out at 8lb B

Angling Times (UK) - - UK FISHERIES -

URY Hill is far from your reg­u­lar day ticket fish­ery. Fa­mous since the 1960s, when it was fre­quented by some of Bri­tain’s lead­ing an­glers, the fish­ery has since those heady days ma­tured into a truly mag­nif­i­cent all-year com­plex cater­ing for every­one.

Whether you want to catch pedi­gree big English carp, spec­i­men bream and tench, dou­ble-fig­ure zan­der or 30 lb pike, you’ll find it all on of­fer at Old Bury Hill fish­ing lakes.

The Sur­rey venue is one of the very few places you can fish from a punt – a style of fish­ing made pop­u­lar by John Wil­son. The 75-peg Old Bury Hill Lake is per­fect for this form of boat fish­ing as there are so many mar­ginal fea­tures to tar­get that you sim­ply can’t ac­cess from the bank. One swim in par­tic­u­lar is the highly pro­lific Jungle Swim, which has gained its rep­u­ta­tion from the sunken trees, over­hang­ing bushes and var­i­ous snags that make up this area. It’s also home to many of the lake’s spec­i­men fish – carp to 30lb, tench to 10lb, bream to 9lb, cru­cians to 4lb and zan­der to 15lb have all been caught here.

Those opt­ing for a mixed range of fish of­ten pre­bait an area with ground­bait, row back, and then chuck a large wag­gler with meat, pel­let or corn over the top. It truly is an ex­plo­sive form of fish­ing that could just land you a new per­sonal best this weekend.

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