Peg-by-peg guide to Plan­ta­tion Lakes and hot swims to fish this week

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

THE weather might be cooling down but the sport is still white-hot at Plan­ta­tions Lakes, with an­glers putting to­gether ton-plus weights.

Some of the best ac­tion is tak­ing place on the Som­er­set fish­ery’s Main Lake, where nets to 140lb have been recorded in the past week.

This pool is full of carp to 18lb but av­er­ag­ing 4lb-6lb, as well as sil­ver fish. There are two fish-hold­ing is­lands on this lake and these can be reached on the wag­gler or feeder. Most an­glers are catch­ing on the pole, though, and this can be done in the mar­gins or fur­ther out with larger pel­lets.

If you pre­fer more bites and sil­ver fish, Horse­shoe Lake may be bet­ter for you. This is full of F1s , skim­mers and roach, and re­sponds well to pole fish­ing, where you can reach fea­tures such as the small is­lands.

The fish­ery also has a spec­i­men carp pool of­fer­ing fish to 29lb. This is best fished with stealthy spec­i­men carp tac­tics, us­ing boilies on the hair. Prices: Adults £8 for rod, £10 two, con­ces­sions £7 and £9 Con­tact: 01934 832325 or 07990 543600, www.plan­ta­tion­ Lo­ca­tion: Plan­ta­tions Lakes, Mid­dle Lane, Kingston Sey­mour,

North Som­er­set, BS21 6XW Fa­cil­i­ties: Park­ing, toi­lets Rules: Four hours max­i­mum for fish in nets, bar­b­less only, no boilies ex­cept on the carp lake, ground­bait in mod­er­a­tion only

A fine catch of skim­mers from Horse­shoe Lake.

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