AT MANOR FARM LEISURE
For pleasure anglers with swims saved exclusively for them every day
This is arguably the pick of the bunch for feeder sport. Use a 30g Method feeder and an 11ft rod and you can reach the island from any peg. Expect big F1s and carp to 15lb to 6mm or 8mm hard pellet hookbaits.
Cast every five minutes at the start of the session to get the shoals competing. It’s also worth feeding a bomb line in open water, constantly feeding a few 8mm pellets. Once you cast over the top of this area the action is often instant, and bites can be really savage! An Island Pool carp comes to the landing net. It may be the smallest pool on site but it can produce big bags. If you enjoy catching a fish every drop-in then long pole and soft pellet tactics will pay dividends.
One bite could produce a 2lb skimmer, the next a 4lb F1, and yet another a double-figure carp.
Rod-and-line anglers also score well, and the pegs in the middle of the pool respond well to both the bomb and pellet and the pellet waggler.
The margins are a little hit and miss but they are worth feeding and trying later in the day for a short while as big fish move in. BOSSES at Manor Farm Leisure have teamed up with Angling Times to give one lucky reader a three-day holiday for two in one of their caravans this autumn. To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize worth just answer one simple question: Answers on a postcard to Manor Farm holiday comp, Angling Times, Lynchwood, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 6EA