Catch in the cold at As­ton Park


Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

FOR a big bag of sil­ver­fish in com­fort­able sur­round­ings it doesn’t get much bet­ter than As­ton Park.

The Sh­effield venue is one of the North’s most in-form sil­ver­fish venues at the mo­ment, with an­glers claim­ing big bags to over 80lb in re­cent matches and plea­sure ses­sions.

The best sil­ver­fish catches are being made on the fish­ery’s Split and Lily lakes, where roach, perch and qual­ity ide to 3lb-plus are being caught.

The Split is a rec­tan­gu­lar lake with 42 pegs. You can catch plenty of fish tar­get­ing the mar­gins with chopped worm and caster here, but many an­glers are also tak­ing some good weights by fish­ing mag­gots on the deck at 13m and cat­a­pult­ing loose of­fer­ings over the top.

Lily Lake is very sim­i­lar and has vir­tu­ally the same num­ber of pegs.

A clever un­der­wa­ter aer­a­tion sys­tem means that all the lakes on site al­most never freeze and so big bags of fish are a gen­uine pos­si­bil­ity on even the cold­est of days.

PRICES: £6 adults and £5 con­ces­sions

CON­TACT: Call Alex on 07743 845737,­ton­park­fish­

LO­CA­TION: As­ton Park Fish­eries, As­ton Way, off Mans­field Road, As­ton, Sh­effield, S26 5EP

FA­CIL­I­TIES: Tackle shop and park­ing

RULES: No fixed feed­ers, bar­b­less hooks only, keep­nets in matches only, no more than 2kg of ground­bait per ses­sion

Ide fea­ture promi­nently in catches here.

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