FISH THIS PICK OF THE PARK LAKES
SPLASHING out hard-earned cash on an expensive syndicate permit isn’t always necessary to find big fish – Hull’s Pickering Park offers you the chance to land personal bests of a number of species for as little as £3 a day.
Small silverfish are few and far between and it’s their bigger brothers and sisters that dominate the action, with bream to double figures, tench to 7lb and carp to over 20lb.
The 80-peg fishery is packed with features that create an obvious target zone, with five islands, sunken trees and large marginal reedbeds.
With a huge head of bream and tench, Pickering suits feeder fishing but you can catch on the float closer in too. Tench consistently patrol the margins, especially in the morning or early evening. Between the two islands is a hotspot for the feeder and here both species
can be had on a feeder packed with groundbait with worm or pellets on the hook. Right now tench are being caught in numbers, often more than 10 in a session, so get yourself down to Pickering Park right now! PRICES: £7 adults, £3.50 concessions on the bank LOCATION: Pickering Park, Pickering Road, Kingston upon Hull, HU4 7AB CONTACT: Call Hull City Council on 01482 300300 or visit www.hullcc.gov.uk RULES: No barbed hooks, all fish to be returned FACILITIES: Parking, toilets