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