Skim­mers on the feed at McCal­lums

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

THE carp sport may be slow­ing down but plea­sure an­glers vis­it­ing McCal­lums Fish­ery near Don­caster have been re­port­ing some crack­ing nets of skim­mers.

Nets close to 50lb have been fea­tur­ing on the fish­ery’s spec­i­men water known as East End Lake, and these fish make a worth­while tar­get now the big carp on this lake are shoal­ing up. Cast­ing a wag­gler or slider around 25 yards out is all you need to do to put your­self on the fish, but an­glers have been get­ting plenty of bites on the long pole with mag­gots and cast­ers over ground­bait or mi­cro pel­lets.

The fish av­er­age 1lb-2lb but the odd big­ger fish can be caught, and don’t be sur­prised if you snare a carp or two – so don’t fish too light a rig.

An­other plea­sure pool on site is known as the West End Lake. This pool holds carp to 25lb as well as masses of roach and perch, which can pro­vide plenty of ac­tion all through the win­ter us­ing sim­ple tac­tics.

PRICES: £6 a day, £5 con­ces­sions CON­TACT: 01302 770224 or visit www.mc­cal­lums­fish­eries.co.uk LO­CA­TION: McCal­lums Fish­ery, Bank End Road, Fin­ning­ley, Don­caster, S Yorks, DN9 3TN RULES: Bar­b­less only, no cat or dog meat, no float­ing baits ex­cept on hook, in­line feed­ers only, no dogs or ra­dios, keep­nets to be emp­tied ev­ery five hours FA­CIL­I­TIES: Café, toi­lets, dis­abled ac­cess

Skim­mers are the in-form fish at McCal­lums.

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