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Com­plete guide to Laven­der Hall

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

THERE aren’t many venues in the Mid­lands that cater for both match and spec­i­men an­glers, but Laven­der Hall def­i­nitely bucks the trend.

All three lakes on the pop­u­lar com­plex near Coven­try have been in fine form this au­tumn, from the three match/carp-style wa­ters to the sil­ver­fish pool and spec­i­men carp lake.

So whether you want to catch a 20lb-plus carp or bags of qual­ity roach, Laven­der Hall is the place to be.

A fine net of Oak Lake mir­rors and com­mons. DRAGON POOL (22 PEGS) At 1.5 acres, this is the com­plex’s largest lake. It con­tains lots of carp as well as some or­na­men­tals and sil­ver fish, so you won’t know what’s likely to pull your float un­der when you get a bite.

Fish near the is­lands with wag­gler or feeder tac­tics. Peg 16 saw an an­gler win a match us­ing bread­punch on the wag­gler last week with 50lb plus. The lake also holds some qual­ity perch which tend to show from pegs 7 to 10 un­der the trees. Hot carp ac­tion on Oak Lake with fish to 10lb. OAK LAKE (30 PEGS) Of all the match/plea­sure pools this holds the big­gest carp, av­er­ag­ing 8lb-10lb. There are four gravel bars run­ning across the lake and these are pro­duc­tive fea­tures to pole or feeder/bomb.

Pel­let, corn and meat work well here, and slap­ping the sur­face and fish­ing shal­low with pel­lets is very pro­duc­tive. BROOK LAKE (22 PEGS) This 4ft deep lake is full of sil­ver fish in­clud­ing roach, rudd and skim­mers av­er­ag­ing 1lb.

A 30lb net of these is pos­si­ble here but you need to fish dead depth and, with a silty bot­tom, plumb­ing care­fully is es­sen­tial. Float­fished mag­gots or cast­ers works re­ally well.

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