It’s preda­tor heaven at Bury Hill

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

SOUTH

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.

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