A CHANGE FROM CARP IN THE ESSEX COUNTRYSIDE
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.