ARIEL PICTURE OF THE TWO ESTABLISHED LAKES. TWO NEW LAKES FINISHED IN THE FIELD WHERE THE CAMERA FLASH SHOWS,(NOT SHOWN ON THE ARIEL PHOTO). BOTH THE CUCKOO CANAL AND KESTREL ARE NOW FINISHED. AND FISHING WELL.
Kingfisher Lake This is the largest of the 2 lakes which has 33 pegs and is well established, offering plenty of features including an island to the left of the lake and a sunken island to the right , with plenty of Reed cover all round the lake. This lake holds a wide range of species including : common & mirror carp to 26lb+ Ghost carp, grass carp,Tench,chubb,barbel,perch,bream,skimmers, roach,Rudd,golden Rudd, crucian carp and even eels. It does offer plenty for all anglers if you just want to catch some fish or whether you are after that bigger carp. With each day being different from the next it keeps you on your toes and doesn''t get predictable. The larger of the carp are very smart and you have to out whit them ! Making them more fun to catch. With open water swims,island swims and reed lined margins not to mention the sunken island there is a peg to suit any method pole,waggler or feeder. Also allowed on this lake only is floating baits that can produce lots of carp later in the day. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR UPTO DATE INFO AND MATCH RESULTS
There are 39 pegs on cuckoo which have concrete bases in them for stability and pegs 1 & 2 has a ramp going down into them for the disabled anglers.
This is also a mixed species water stocked with -
Mirror Carp,Common Carp, Gold Carp,
Grass Carp, Tench, Barble,Golden tench,Ide, Golden Rudd, Golden Orfe & Crucian carp.
The carp at the moment go no bigger than about 5lb with 1.5lb TO 3lb being the average stamp for the Commons and Mirrors, with lots of smaller samples around the 4 to 8oz mark
Both cuckoo canal and the Kestrel have extra rules These being
1) No groundbait not even in feeders or for dusting.
2) No meat of any kind
3) No paste of any kind not even bread.
4) No bread
5) Fishery only feed pellets that are available for £1 a bag in the shop.
6) You can use any hook pellets on the hook only and not thrown in for feed.
7) only fishery landing nets to be used .
8) Also fishery own keep nets in matchs only
Maggots and corn are both good baits on here and both produce well.
Remember size 14 maximum hook and all fish to be netted.
This canal section is fishing really well at the moment.
Well worth a try on your next visit. keeps you busy all day
NOTE THE CANAL IS DESIGNED WITH NOT ONLY SUMMER FISHING IN MIND BUT ALSO WINTER.
This is shown by the depth, the centre track at 7.5ft deep(winter water level) is a good target area when the weather is cold(so don''t forget some deep rigs top threes should do the job).
But remember if you are a winter angler the fish don''t always like the deepest spots(as we are somtimes lead to belive) so the far and near shelf at about 5ft should be explored.
Also if its a mild day the shelf caused by the summer low level may hold some better fish later in the day , this will be about 18" - 24" down the far and near bank from water level.
This is a small canal strip with only 3 pegs approx'' 14 meters wide and stocked with carp of mainly 1.5lb to 3lb with a few bigger fish to 7lb.
This pool has a shelf running all the way around at about 5 - 7 feet deep dropping off to 11ft deep in the centre, this like the cuckoo should prove good fishing even in the worst winter weather.
Fishing shallow in the summer months has proved very successful with catches over 100lb being reported.
This is a layout of the whole site.
which shows all 4 lakes
and the caravans.
where they are and how they are shaped and how to get to them.
If you have any pictures of your catches here and you would like us to put them on our website photo album please email them to us with your name if you want it on and date and size of fish and what you caught it on and we will add them.