Barston is out of the ordinary
Five-star Midlands complex for anglers and golfers alike
FROM the five-star clubhouse overlooking the main lake to the sheer diversity of angling across the four lakes built around the plush West Midlands Golf Course, fish Barston Lakes and you know they’re rather special.
The sprawling 124-peg Main Lake is home to a range of species and has a typical depth of 5ft-6ft. Specimen carp anglers love the place and Barston runs a members’ only syndicate that allows night fishing – otherwise it’s dawn to dusk.
Average size of the fish is 8lb-15lb, but the lake regularly produces twenties and a couple of 30lb fish add a bit of spice.
Bivvies are allowed, but please do not obstruct the public perimeter footpath.
The Main Lake also holds big F1s, while skimmers are increasingly dominant, with 100lb nets regularly taken in matches on the pole or a small cage feeder.
Then there are the millions of roach and perch that are often ignored by the match brigade.
The Match Lake is a canal-type water where all pegs have access to an island. It holds thousands of small carp and a few bigger ones.
The relavtively new Daisy’s and Jake’s Lakes are home to big carp, F1s and a mix of silver fish. Daisy’s is open for day tickets, while Jake’s is for night fishing members only.
When you’ve finished fishing, retire to the clubhouse for a pint and the chance to take in live sport in the bar – or, if you fancy, treat yourself to a meal in the immaculate restaurant.
You’re really spoilt for choice at Barston Lakes.
Barston Lakes, Solihull, B92 0LB