Complete guide to Lavender Hall
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.