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You never know quite what’s taken your bait
THERE’S nothing quite like the feeling of not knowing what’s going to pull your float under next. It’s one of many reasons why anglers are drawn to the bank each week.
On many commercial fisheries this doesn’t necessarily happen, but thankfully this isn’t the case at Grange Park Fisheries in Lincolnshire, where anglers are currently enjoying some tremendous mixed nets.
Here, the brand new Merry’s Pond has recently been taken on by Grange Park’s new owners, whose vision is to retain the pool’s mixed stock policy and its fantastic access, including disabled pegs and sturdy platforms.
There are 28 pegs to go at on this pleasure angler’s dream, and the fishery boss always keeps some free for visitors even when there are contests taking place at weekends. Merry’s is far from a hole in the ground, with plenty of bankside vegetation and space between each peg. Pole and pellet waggler both score well.
Browning-sponsored matchman James Hall is a regular at the venue and rates Merry’s as one of the best on the complex: “There are five lakes at Grange, but for the pleasure angler this has to be the best. It has such a vast array of species, not just carp and F1s like a lot of commercial pools. It’s also nice and quiet, especially on weekdays when
James Hall with a pellet-caught Merry’s mixed net.