Angling Times (UK) - - NORTH -

MATCH weights at The Oaks Lakes have been soar­ing, with over 300lb of fish just to frame any­where!

Th­ese weights have all come from the Ash, Beech and Sy­camore pools, the lat­ter pro­duc­ing the big­gest weight of 406lb 1oz for Phil Sel­lars off peg 12 – a new venue record!

He used paste to take his catch of mostly carp to 5lb, al­though oth­ers have also fished well on pel­let shal­low and meat in the mar­gins.

Cedar, Maple and Po­plars have also shown su­perb form with 100lb-plus nets fea­tur­ing across all three. On Cedar the top five an­glers in a re­cent match all fin­ished over 130lb and from dif­fer­ent ar­eas of the lake – with pegs 5, 8, 16 and 62 all im­press­ing, and the top weight of 171lb com­ing from peg 48.

On the 68-peg Maple Lake the Method feeder with ground­bait and punched polony on the hair is catch­ing 50lb-plus bags of F1s and carp cast­ing tight to the is­land.

Paste over mi­cros next to reed beds is also pro­duc­ing the big­ger carp to 7lb.

On Po­plars, those fish­ing 6mm pel­lets shal­low and tight over have claimed 80lb nets. PRICES: £8 a day, £5 con­ces­sions CON­TACT: 01845 501321 or visit www.theoak­ LO­CA­TION: The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, Thirsk, North York­shire, YO7 3BG RULES: Bar­b­less hooks only, fish­ery feed pel­lets only, no dogs, no lit­ter, no fires, ground­bait in feed­ers or pole cups only, two rods per per­son, an­glers must be in pos­ses­sion of an as­sem­bled land­ing net at all times

FA­CIL­I­TIES: Five car parks, café, tackle shop, toi­lets, car­a­van park com­ing soon

An 80lb net is likely to pel­let fished shal­low.

Ev­ery­one is bag­ging at The Oaks.

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