Willow Pool is the main carp lake
here, about twelve acres in size, in the past this lake has been home to some
very big fish and could still contain some big carp today, if you can stand the
crowds on this busy holiday site you may be in with a chance, not too sure about
tickets on this one, Tel: 01604 408181 or check out the web site: www.aquadrome.co.uk
Three Lakes, Kingfisher, Swan & Sandmartin situated in Tansor near Oundle
containing many carp over 30lbs with Kingfisher being the home of the now famous
big common called Benson. There is also a long stretch of the River Nene which
holds carp to well over 30lb... tickets for the lakes are about £18 for 24
hours and tickets for the Nene are about £5 per day, for more info Tel: 01832
Corby Boating Lake
3 acre lake
just on the edge of Corby stocked with carp to mid thirties, a rare one this as
it is free fishing (last we heard) Tel: 01536 203035.
This lovely five-acre carp water was dug
about 25 years ago for sand and gravel and is now an established lake with
depths from 6-feet in the margins to about 16-feet in the centre of the deeper
end. The lakebed is mainly a firm sandy bottom and there are no snags.
There are about 65 carp in the lake
including 3 or 4 koi carp. There are three known 40ís at present and these
weighed-in at 47, 44 and 40.12 this season (2005). They are growing fish and
Crackers is expected to hold a 50 in the next couple of years. There are a few
30ís and one or two of these should make 40 pounds quite soon. There is a good
head of 20ís and a few doubles. Grass carp are also present, going from
mid-20ís to mid-30ís. There are also a number of catfish, ranging from
mid-20ís to mid-50ís. Stocks of catfish have been reduced leaving perhaps 20
fish averaging near 40 pounds. So if you fancy catching one of Britainís
hardest-fighting fish then thereís a good chance of success.
Members have the use of a large hut
equipped with fridge, microwave, charging points etc. and photo boards. There
are numerous water taps and an excellent toilet. Car parks are at both end of
the fishery and you can park behind any swim on the river side. The fishery is
completely fenced-off with lockable gates and there are no public rights of way
over the property ensuring complete privacy and a safe environment. Children and
non-fishing guests are not allowed. Member of Crackers also get PRIORITY if they
wish to join the famous Ringstead Carp Fishery, which produced carp to 61 pounds
The cost is £500 for 12-months fishing.
Membership is limited to a 30-man syndicate.
CONTACT: KEVIN & ANITA
MADDOCKS 32 CHURCH STREET,
TEMPSFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE, SG192AN
TEL: 07968 580 670 / 07989 979 373 FAX: 0870 774
0167 Ė www.ringsteadfisheries.net
season ticket lakes between 1 and 2 acres and one day ticket lake or around an
acre in size, situated between Crick and West Haddon. Orchard Lake and Bottom
Lake are said to be the best lakes for carp with fish to around the 30lb mark in
Orchard Lake...some wels catfish present too.
fishery has good facilities including toilets and a shower and disabled access,
for more information including ticket prices and contact details visit the
Foxholes web site - http://www.foxholesfisheries.co.uk/
South View Carp Fishery
15 acre gravel pit run as a all year round syndicate
situated in South View Farm,
Ditchford, Wellingborough containing carp to nearly thirty pounds, this pit also
contains large pike and they currently go to larger weights than the carp... for more information
call the owner Dick Sumner on his mobile number 0860113977
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