NO NEED TO DIG DEEP TO BAG UP ON QUARRY

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

THIS two-acre pool is a pop­u­lar club match venue, and if re­cent re­sults are any­thing to go by it’s easy to see why. Weights are con­sis­tently over 100lb, even now as the weather cools, while in the sum­mer open matches are won with weights in ex­cess of 300lb.

Carp are the main species, with mir­rors and com­mons rang­ing from 2lb-20lb. The pick of the other species present in­cludes some crack­ing roach and perch weigh­ing over 2lb.

It is also pos­si­ble to catch rudd and cru­cians.

We spoke to the venue to get their ad­vice on tac­tics, and they said: “Many tac­tics work at the fish­ery so it re­ally de­pends on the day. Banded pel­let on the bomb, how­ever, is a pretty good bet all year round for con­sis­tent carp bites.

“In the warmer weather the pel­let wag­gler comes into its own, as does pole fished paste.

“The mar­gins are also a great hotspot when the wa­ter is warm, and you can ex­pect fish av­er­ag­ing 8lb-9lb by fish­ing tight to the bank.

“For sil­ver fish the pole is the go-to method with baits such as mag­gots, corn and worm.”

If you are plan­ning on vis­it­ing Quarry Pool it’s worth ring­ing be­fore­hand at week­ends, as club matches are of­ten booked be­tween the months of April and Oc­to­ber. LO­CA­TION: As­ton Eyre, Bridg­north, Shrop­shire, WV16 6XD

CON­TACT: 01746 714281 or 07450 069485 PRICE: £7 per day , con­ces­sion £5. RULES: Match rods and poles only (no heavy carp rods), no Method feed­ers or bolt rigs, bar­b­less hooks only (max­i­mum size 12), no float­ing baits al­lowed

Bomb and banded pel­let works well. A chunky mir­ror, typ­i­cal of Quarry Pool.

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