Host­pots to head for now

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

IF YOU’RE tired of catch­ing small fish and fancy the feel of a big carp stream­ing the elas­tic from your pole, then head to Izaak Walton Fish­ery where carp to 10lb are pro­vid­ing great sport.

Set in ru­ral Stafford­shire, Izaak Walton is a su­perb, scenic venue of­fer­ing an­glers more than 130 swims spread across four dif­fer­ent lakes.

The best lake to head to at present is the 40-peg Bot­tom Pool where 80lb-plus nets are be­ing taken this sum­mer. An­glers en­joy fish­ing this lake be­cause al­though it isn’t a spec­i­men wa­ter it does hold a good head of big carp, with fish av­er­ag­ing around 6lb-8lb.

The pole is usu­ally the way to go here, fish­ing on the deck with pel­lets, bread or corn. It is also worth fish­ing the bomb a bit fur­ther out to snare the odd fish in deeper wa­ter.

In the 40-peg Top Pool the carp are smaller and there are loads more skim­mers. The top pegs here are the first 10 and th­ese are best tar­geted with pel­let or corn. When it warms, mag­got can be dev­as­tat­ing too. The Mid­dle and Canal pools hold carp to 10lb and ex­cel­lent sil­ver­fish. Fish­ing up to the far bank and down the track on the Canal with chopped worm and mag­got often yields the best re­sults for all species.

PRices: £7 a day one rod, £9 a day two rods CON­TACT: 07495 038245 or visit www.iza­ak­wal­ton­fish­ery.co.uk LO­CA­TION: Izaak Walton Fish­ery, Chebsey, Stafford, Stafford­shire, ST21 6JU

FA­CIL­I­TIES: Park­ing, café at week­ends, toi­lets, car­a­van plots

RULES: Bar­b­less hooks only, no keep­nets, no braid, no boilies, no float­ing baits, no Method feed­ers, no night fish­ing

Carp will pull your string in all the lakes here.

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