It’s predator heaven at Bury Hill
THE predator season has begun at Bury Hill Fisheries so what better time to try for a big perch, zander or pike?
The first week has already seen numerous catches of specimen-sized fish being caught on the venue’s Old Lake. So far, visiting anglers have been enjoying plenty of success with dozens of fish in the 2lb-5lb bracket, along with the odd larger example.
Small sections of roach, or sprat and mackerel deadbaits fished on size 6/8 hooks or on a hair rig are the top offerings for the zander, which run well into double figures. So do the pike, which have been caught to 30lb in previous winters.
For the zander, you don’t have to chuck your deadbait very far... anglers have been catching just 10m-15m out, particularly from pegs in the twenties. The fishery also hires punts to anyone who fancies fishing for predators while afloat, a fun way to catch and one which provides some stunning views of the lake in its autumn colours.
The bream fishing has also been exceptional here, and crucians and roach to over a pound are still being hooked on maggots on Milton Lake.
PRICES: £13 a day for one rod, £11
Bury Hill’s predator season is in full swing.