THE OAKS IS TOP OF THE TREE
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.theoakslakes.co.uk 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
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An 80lb net is likely to pellet fished shallow.
Everyone is bagging at The Oaks.