HEAD TO BURY HILL FOR ‘ZEDS’ AND PIKE!
THE predator season has kicked off in fine style at Bury Hill Fisheries, so why not try for one of the venue’s big perch, zander or pike now that the weather is starting to cool?
During the first week of action some impressive catches of all three species have been reported from the venue’s Old Lake, with visiting anglers banking dozens of fish in the 2lb-5lb range, along with the odd larger specimen.
Small sections of roach, sprat and mackerel presented on size 6 or 8 hooks or on hair rigs have been the top baits for the zander, which go well into double figures at Bury Hill, as do the pike, which have been caught to 30lb in previous winters.
For the zander, there’s no need to fish at long range, with anglers consistently catching just 10m-15m out, particularly from the pegs in the 20s. The last hour couple of hours of daylight have proven particularly productive for numbers of zander. One of the most popular tactics is to fish with the bail arm open so that the zeds don’t feel any resistance when they pick up the bait.
The fishery also hires out punts for those who fancy fishing afloat – a fun way to catch and one which affords stunning views of the lake in its autumn colours. PRICES: £12 a day for one rod, £9 concessions, £6 boat ticket LOCATION: The Boathouse, Bury Hill, Fisheries, Old Bury Hill, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3JU
CONTACT: 01306 883621 or visit www.buryhillfisheries.co.uk
RULES: No livebaits or freshly-killed deadbaits; deadbaits must be frozen sea baits, unless bought from the fishery. All fish to be returned, 12lb minimum mainline, no braid, unhooking mat and large landing net required, no lures over 6ins.
FACILITIES: Tackle and bait shop, toilets, parking, disabled access, lakeside café.
The Old Lake at Bury Hill is brilliant for predators. Bury Hill offers quality zander fishing.