(100 PEGS)

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

This S-shaped snake lake is a match fish­ing haven for pole and feeder en­thu­si­asts who want quick bites and big weights. There are 100 well-spaced pegs and each has a far-bank mar­gin and a close-in 7ft track line to tar­get, mak­ing com­pe­ti­tions here as fair as pos­si­ble for each an­gler. One re­cent match saw Ock­endon Bait & Tackle an­gler Tony Smith pro­duce 115lb 7oz of carp to 9lb by fish­ing pel­let at 14.5m to the far bank. Fish­ery boss Steve Mould also had a tonne weight of 103lb 4oz from peg 23 by fish­ing pel­let long to the far bank and short at 6m – so even though it’s cold, big weights are still be­ing fetched out of this lake. It’s not all about catch­ing carp here, how­ever, be­cause silverfish stocks of bream, tench, roach, rudd, chub and cru­cians are also plen­ti­ful. Fish­ing down the track with mag­got or chopped worm over ground­bait and on the deck never seems to fail in find­ing these fish – and you’ll be sur­prised how quickly you can put to­gether 30lb with­out catch­ing a sin­gle carp.

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