Ring­wood DAA

Ring­wood DAA’s North­field com­plex is a rev­e­la­tion

Angling Times (UK) - - UK FISHERIES -

IT WOULD be easy to sup­pose that Ring­wood DAA of­fers only fish­ing on prime stretches of the Hamp­shire Avon and Dorset Stour, but the club also has an im­pres­sive port­fo­lio of still­wa­ter fish­ing.

The Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee of RDAA is ded­i­cated to ac­quir­ing the very best fish­ing for its mem­bers and main­tain­ing its venues to the high­est stan­dards, pro­vid­ing wher­ever pos­si­ble good ac­cess and park­ing, well main­tained banks and sup­port from a team of bailiffs.

The North­field com­plex, in par­tic­u­lar, will be at­trac­tive to cur­rent and new mem­bers. Com­prised of four lakes – the White and Ju­nior Lakes and Half and Wash Pits – it of­fers fish­ing to suit all styles.

Spec­i­men an­glers are well catered for on the White and Half Pits while the Half Pit, also known as Lin­brook Lake, is renowned for its sum­mer tench fish­ing, with around 20 acres to go at. The lake is weedy, and depths run to 12ft, but there are dou­ble-fig­ure fish pre­sent along with plenty of 6lb-8lb tench along with some very big bream and carp. Big rudd also live here, but track­ing them down can be a real chal­lenge!

Get on the White Lake and you’re in the land of the gi­ants. This sprawl­ing 25-acre lake runs clear for much of the year as it is spring-fed, and holds carp to 35lb, cat­fish to 50 lb, bream to 13lb plus tench and some qual­ity roach and rudd.

Al­though this lake re­sponds to a long-stay ap­proach, the short ses­sion an­gler can en­joy good sport from the roach and rudd, which run to 2lb.

If plenty of ac­tion is what you are af­ter then the Wash Pit is the lake for you. At only five acres it is well stocked with a range of species. The carp go into dou­ble fig­ures along­side bream, roach, rudd and tench on float or feeder tac­tics, and you could also get a surprise when fish­ing this lake from big eels and perch.

Fi­nally, to pro­mote ju­nior an­gling, the club has its Ju­nior Lake full of fish of a man­age­able size. It’s stocked with carp to dou­ble fig­ures, tench and a range of sil­ver­fish that can be caught on rel­a­tively sim­ple short-range tac­tics.

“Ring­wood DAA is ded­i­cated to ac­quir­ing the very best fish­ing for its mem­bers and main­tain­ing it to the high­est stan­dards”

Con­tact: 07876 204546, email philn@ring­wood­fish­ing.co.uk or visit www.ring­wood­fish­ing.co.uk

Lo­ca­tion: Ring­wood, Hamp­shire, BH24 1SW

Prices: Sea­son tick­ets £160 plus £20 join­ing fee for adults, £100 plus £20 join­ing fee for OAPs and dis­abled, £50 for 12-17 years olds, £10 for un­der 11s. Night per­mits and ex­tra rod li­cences are also avail­able.

Rules: These are in the mem­ber­ship book when you join, with ad­di­tional rules of no bait boats and no dogs

Fa­cil­i­ties: Toi­lets

The Wash Pit cov­ers five acres.

Ring­wood DAA, www.ring­wood fish­ing.co.uk or call 07740 777967

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