MOOR MONK­TON POOLS,

MOOR MONK­TON, NORTH YORK­SHIRE

Anglers Mail - - Where To Fish -

DE­SCRIP­TION: three pools – Front Pool, Cyprio Pool and Match Pool – span­ning around three acres in to­tal, each ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing carp bags top­ping 200 lb. Owned by Leeds & District ASA, species in­clude carp to dou­bles, F1s to 1 lb 8 oz, skim­mers to 3 lb, roach to 10 oz, perch to over 3 lb, a few tench to 4 lb, ide to

1 lb and cat­fish to over 20 lb. TAC­TICS: Front Pool is the most pro­lific, but the same tac­tics work across all three of the fish­ery’s wa­ters. In sum­mer, use wag­gler or pole and banded pel­lets while flick­ing 4-6 mm pel­lets over the top. Pel­lets pre­sented on the bot­tom will score as the wa­ter cools, as will corn. Paste over fish­meal ground­bait and hemp is also a good method in the colder months. Try a Method feeder to the gaps in the is­lands with a pel­let or corn hook bait. If the carp are not feed­ing, try tempt­ing the other species, es­pe­cially roach, skim­mers and perch. Rov­ing with a drop shot or a jig is a good method for the fish­ery’s perch.

TICK­ETS: £7 a day; £4 for mem­bers. In­di­vid­ual Leeds DASA year­books are £57 adults; £29 con­ces­sions. Year­book hold­ers can then buy a £16 Moor Monk­ton Pools Per­mit that will al­low them to fish all year at Moor Monk­ton. Tel: 0113 224 9721.

Visit: www.leeds­dasa.co.uk GOOD SWIMS: any cor­ner pegs, or in the chan­nel run­ning through the is­lands on the Front Pool.

LO­CAL TACKLE SHOP: BobCo Fish­ing Tackle,

4b Torre Road, Leeds, LS9 7QL. Tel: 01132 499943. LO­CA­TION: trav­el­ling on the A1M, exit at J47, head­ing east on the A59 to­wards

York. Cross over the River Nidd at Skip Bridge, and af­ter ap­prox­i­mately two miles, turn left onto Church Lane, sign­posted Moor Monk­ton vil­lage. Af­ter about 1 mile, turn left into the fish­ery car park. SAT NAV: Y026 8LA.

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