Four top fisheries to visit this month
ASPRING-FED lake, beautifully situated in a secluded wooded valley, easily accessible from south-east and central England. Primarily a membership water, the fishery is open to day-ticket anglers each Tuesday. Day tickets are limited to a maximum of eight and need to be booked in advance. The two-acre lake was created in the 1960s and falls to around 15 feet in depth at the dam end. It is fished either from grassy banks or platforms set in areas of natural vegetation. The abundant natural food for the trout includes buzzers, mayfly, damsel flies, sedges and occasional olives, with daddy longlegs in the autumn. The lake is stocked, usually fortnightly, with rainbows as well as some browns and blues. The normal stocking size is 2-5lb with occasional larger fish. There is a superb, fully-heated clubhouse located next to the lake, providing a club room and outside waterfront seating. Breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon tea are served, as well as drinks and snacks through the day. It also offers a boot room/ weighing room, and toilet facilities. Within the clubhouse there is a small tackle shop stocked with a selection of suitable flies as well as line, consumables and a small selection of accessories. Day-ticket holders automatically become Day Members; they and a guest may visit the clubhouse at any time when it is open, for a meal or a drink.