Fishing is good all year round in our mixed stock 2 acre lake. The lake is an old clay pit that was flooded in about 1905. This means it is quite deep, shelving steeply from most pegs and typically 6ft deep at 6ft out from the bank. Most of the lake is about 12ft – 15 ft deep but in the centre it reaches over 20ft. The reeds and trees, whilst snaggy, provide excellent cover for the fish and are great holding spots.
The lake contains Chub, Perch to 4.5lb, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Crucian Carp (4lb 5oz), Common Carp to 31lb, Mirror Carp (typically 9-10lb), Koi Carp, Skimmers, Bream (mostly 2-4lb) and Eels. The carp often come into the shallows in the sunshine close to the bank. Float fishing on waggler, feeder or pole are equally effective and a range of baits from maggot, boilies, sweetcorn and meat all achieve good results. Prawn works well for carp and perch and worm is effective too. Please do not dispose of unused bait in the lake, use the bins around the lake or at the shower block. There is also a toilet at the shower block for use by fishermen.
There are around 25 pegs on the lake and all fish well. The trees around the lake ensure there are sheltered pegs whatever the wind direction. The supermarkets in Metheringham or Woodhall Spa have a range of luncheon meat and sweetcorn. There are several tackle shops in the area including Fishing Republic and Harrisons Tackle in Lincoln as well as the Horncastle Angling Centre in Horncastle.
Day ticket: £6 for 1 rod, £2 per extra rod (max of 2 rods when busy). £3 - under 12 years old.
Day ticket opening times: 07:30 am till dusk or 20:00 whichever is sooner.
Licences: All anglers aged 12 and over require an EA rod licence (1 licence covers 2 rods).
No dogs with fishermen.
Day tickets are not transferable between anglers.
Reserving of fishing pegs is not allowed.
Fishing is from prepared pegs only.
No night fishing.
No carp to be placed in keep nets.
No groundbaiting or bait boats - small feeders are allowed.
Barbless hooks only, maximum hook size is Size 8.
Unhooking mats must be used for all fish over 6 lbs.
Braided lines and wire traces are not allowed.
Use of livebait or deadbait is not permitted.
All fish are to be returned to the lake alive.
For site safety, no fires or BBQs.
To maintain a peaceful environment, radios are not allowed.
Children are only allowed if fishing. Children less than 15 years old are to be supervised by an adult; maximum of 2 children per supervisor.