Oaks Lakes

Vis­it­ing an­glers will be spoilt for choice in North Yorks

Angling Times (UK) - - UK FISHERIES -

VA­RI­ETY is the spice of life, and at The Oaks Lakes near Thirsk, an­glers are of­fered a wide choice. Lakes range from ar­row­straight snake-type waters to ma­ture open-wa­ter pools.

Hugely pop­u­lar with match an­glers on the four match-only lakes (Cedar, Ash, Beech and Sy­camore), plea­sure an­glers are well catered for too with the older, more es­tab­lished lakes to­wards the front of the site. Here you can pick from the Maple, Alders and Pines Lakes. These are canal waters suit­ing the pole an­gler fish­ing to the far bank for carp, F1s, big ide and a mix of sil­ver­fish.

If you pre­fer a bit more wa­ter to go at, the day-ticket lakes Willows, Oaks and Firs may be of in­ter­est, as these are your more clas­sic pools suit­ing feeder and wag­gler work, while the mar­gins will pro­duce some big carp late in the day.

Don’t ig­nore the sil­ver­fish ei­ther, as 80lb nets of roach have been taken in win­ter sil­ver­fish matches – al­though you may get pestered by the carp while try­ing to catch them.

Fa­cil­i­ties are im­pres­sive too, with plenty of park­ing, dis­abled ac­cess, a mas­sive tackle shop and café plus – new for this year – a small adult-only car­a­van site for tour­ers with hard stand­ing pitches and elec­tric hook-ups.

Con­tact: 01845 501321 or visit www.theoak­slakes.co.uk

Lo­ca­tion: Ses­say, Thirsk, North York­shire , YO7 3BG

Prices: Day tick­ets £8, evening ticket (from 4pm) £5, OAPs and Ju­niors un­der 14 £5

Rules: Bar­b­less hooks only - no mi­cro barbs, fish­ery feed pel­lets only, no dogs, ex­ces­sive noise, lit­ter, fires, ground­bait to be fed in feed­ers or pole cups only, night fish­ing by ap­point­ment only, two rods al­lowed per person, ju­niors un­der14 must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult, an­glers must be in pos­ses­sion of an as­sem­bled land­ing

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