A CHANGE FROM CARP IN THE ES­SEX COUN­TRY­SIDE

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

WITH its unique lay­out and vir­tu­ally carp-free stock­ing pol­icy, Redbridge Fish­ery is a re­fresh­ing change from your or­di­nary com­mer­cial fish­ery.

Both the fish­ery’s pools con­tain a mixed stock of tench, cru­cians, roach, perch, bream and ide, and an­glers vis­it­ing the venue re­cently have been bag­ging up on the lat­ter with nets top­ping 40lb in matches.

On Lake Cuth­bert, each of the 30 pegs has a rush bed to tar­get close in as well as a small bay around 26m across on the edge of the is­land.

Depths av­er­age 5ft, and with only a hand­ful of big­ger carp to over 10lb avail­able, light tackle and sim­ple rigs are all you need on this pool.

With a huge stock of sil­ver­fish, tench and cru­cians it’s a great place for a plea­sure ses­sion where bites are not dif­fi­cult to come by. At the mo­ment caster and mag­got fished shal­low at around 11m is the top tac­tic for the ide.

On the 34-peg Lake Daisy depths av­er­age 5ft, again with huge nets of ide, roach, cru­cians, perch and tench. At the mo­ment an­glers are catch­ing very well fish­ing a 4mm pel­let over a bed of fish­meal ground­bait at around 10m out.

There are also some big perch in this pool to over 4lb, and these are of­ten caught fish­ing caster and worm tight to fea­tures like the rush beds found in most pegs. PRICES: £15 a day, £10 taster day CON­TACT: 020 8551 5663, 07774 990 100 or visit www.red­bridge­lakes.co.uk LO­CA­TION: Redbridge Fish­ing Lakes, 1 Salix Lane, Wood­ford Green, Es­sex, IG8 8LY RULES: No keep­nets, land­ing nets sup­plied by fish­ery, bar­b­less hooks only, no fixed leads, no bait dis­card­ing, no boilies, joker or cat­meat FA­CIL­I­TIES: Toi­lets, café, tackle shop, dis­abled ac­cess, tackle hire, free coach­ing for young­sters

You can have a taster day here for just £10.

The sil­ver­fish are well worth tar­get­ing.

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