Elm Tree Farm Fishery Where? Kilnhurst Road, Hooton Roberts, South Yorkshire,
Scrooby Top, Bawtry, South Yorkshire, DN10 6AX. Day tickets £6. Tel: 07815 030694. What’s being caught? Match bags topping 100 lb of carp.
New ponds Sandmartin and Thistle are probably the best bet for plenty of bites, from smaller fish to 4 lb. For bigger carp, try Long Island or Lily Ponds. Plenty of silver fish feeding on all lakes. Tactics? Pole is producing the biggest weights at the moment, with pellets and corn the best baits. Slow-sinking ‘bubble’ feeders have led to some massive bags on Lily Pond. Top kit and two sections with pellets or maggots for bite-a-chuck action on Sandpiper. Bomb and banded pellets or bread punch is reliable in winter here. Chopped worm and casters or maggots for good bags of silver fish on all ponds.
Where? Bolton Upon Dearne,