GET DOWN TO DENTS FARM NOW

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

IF STUN­NING scenery is just as im­por­tant as the fish­ing it­self then Dents Farm Fishery should be on your hit list this week.

The five-lake com­plex will pro­vide a breath­tak­ing back­drop for your day on the bank, and the most scenic of them all is un­doubt­edly the Farm Shop Lake.

A mixed stock­ing pol­icy has been adopted on the 30-peg wa­ter, with 60lb-plus nets of rudd, skim­mers, cru­cians and tench a gen­uine pos­si­bil­ity to those that work with ei­ther a pel­let or worm and caster at­tack on the pole. If the big carp take your fancy, fish tight to any of the cen­tral reed beds with a bright boilie along­side a PVA bag of crushed of­fer­ings or pel­lets.

King­fisher Pool is much smaller, with just 11 pegs, but it holds the same kind of charm and is ca­pa­ble of sim­i­lar sport.

On the other side of the fishery are Spin­ney, Two Is­land and Wil­low Lakes. Each of the three has depths down to 15ft and, as a re­sult, shal­low fish­ing scores heav­ily. Start on the pole or pel­let wag­gler at half-depth and keep feed­ing reg­u­larly for carp to dou­ble fig­ures.

A late as­sault in the mar­gins with dead mag­gots over ground­bait can be equally ef­fec­tive. PRICES: £6 a day, dawn un­til dusk

CON­TACT: 01366 385661 or visit www.dents­farmhil­gay.co.uk

LO­CA­TION: West Fen, Steels Drove, Hil­gay, Down­ham Mar­ket, Norfolk, PE38 0QH

RULES: Only 1kg of ground­bait per­mit­ted, no keep­nets, bar­b­less hooks only, half-kilo bag of boilies only, two tins of meat max­i­mum, all an­glers must have an un­hook­ing mat and land­ing net, no lit­ter­ing

FA­CIL­I­TIES: Park­ing, toi­lets, farm shop, barn café

A fine mixed net from Dents Farm.

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