West­wood Lakes

On-site pub, seven lakes, tackle shop and gi­ant bar­bel

Angling Times (UK) - - UK FISHERIES -

GREAT sport, lux­u­ri­ous ac­com­mo­da­tion, su­perb food and top-notch fa­cil­i­ties are all on tap at West­wood Lakes in the heart of the Lin­colnshire Fens.

The new Mal­lard Lounge, a beau­ti­ful pub over­look­ing Sky­lark Lake, of­fers top beers, barista cof­fees and home-made cakes plus big-screen TV for the foot­ball as well as live mu­sic and quiz nights. It’s open to res­i­dents and the pub­lic alike.

For a snack on the go, check out the Fish­er­man’s Rest café for West­wood’s leg­endary all-day break­fast and home­cooked meals at lunchtime and in the evenings. There’s also a Wed­nes­day and Sun­day carvery (from 12 noon un­til 2.30pm, booking es­sen­tial) that packs them in from miles around!

Twenty-plus deluxe lodges are dot­ted around the site, each tak­ing be­tween two and six peo­ple, and some with hot tubs and pets al­lowed. Be sure to check avail­abil­ity on the fish­ery web­site be­fore mak­ing any con­crete plans.

If you sim­ply fancy a day’s fish­ing, choose from seven lakes on site, all of­fer­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent. There’s am­ple park­ing be­hind your peg on some lakes and you can even get bait plus bits and bobs from the well­stocked tackle shop on site.

West­wood is famed for its big bar­bel in Kestrel Lake but you’ll also find them in most of the other lakes, was well as mas­sive ide, big bream, tench and huge carp. Kestrel, Swal­low and King­fisher Lakes are the gen­eral plea­sure an­gler’s lakes where you never know what you’re go­ing to hook next.

The main match lake is Sky­lark Lake, full of carp, F1s and bar­bel with 100lb match com­mon­place, but for a real a work­out, get on to Fal­con and Os­prey Lakes, 13m side snake-style waters packed with small F1s where 300 fish in a ses­sion is the norm! Hawk Lake is an­other snake wa­ter where over a dozen species of fish are on of­fer.

All the in­for­ma­tion about West­wood is avail­able on its web­site www.west­wood­lakes.co.uk or you can fol­low them with a reg­u­larly up­dated Twit­ter feed and Face­book page. You are more than wel­come to call 01205 724162 to dis­cuss hol­i­days, book in on a match or or­der bait ahead of your visit.

Con­tact: 01205 724162 or visit www.west­wood­lakes.co.uk

Lo­ca­tion: West­wood Lakes, Five House Lane, Wy­ber­ton, Bos­ton, Lincs, PE21 7JA

Prices: Day tick­ets £7, con­ces­sions avail­able

Rules: No keep­nets ex­cept in matches Bar­b­less hooks only – max­i­mum size 12 No sur­face fish­ing Free-run­ning leads and feed­ers only Four inch min­i­mum hook­length for feeder or leger fish­ing Meat can used on the hook only 2 kg ground­bait limit Fish­ery feed pel­lets only

Fa­cil­i­ties: Café, tackle shop, bar/ lounge, toi­lets, dis­abled ac­cess, am­ple park­ing, ac­com­mo­da­tion.

West­wood Lakes, Five House Lane, Wy­ber­ton, Bos­ton, Lincs, PE21 7JA

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