Ex­clu­sive peg-by-peg guides to the best fish­eries

You never know quite what’s taken your bait

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

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.

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