Dragon is the first lake you come to on entering Lavender Hall Fishery.
At just over an acre in size Dragon has two central islands. There are 21 pegs available to fish and has consistently proved one of the most popular match waters at the fishery with the match record, set in 2005, currently standing at 135lbs.
If you want to get in the prize money you will need 50+lbs at least.
About six feet at its deepest, Dragon Pool has a marginal shelf about three feet deep which runs about a metre out into the water. The bottom then flattens off down to about a 5/6ft central channel before rising up a ledge about a metre off the islands.
The most popular baits when fishing the waggler are caster or maggots with an increasing number of anglers now opting for hooker or hard banded pellets. Again, these are best fished across to the islands. You generally want to be tight up against the islands during the summer months and about a metre or so off the islands during the colder months.
Pole anglers tend to fish the central channel, although here it is important to find out at what depth the fish are feeding as during the summer months fishing shallow can prove deadly. Also bear in mind that the silt in the middle of the lake can reach about a 1ft deep in places so be sure to take your time plumbing up at the start of your session. When fishing the pole the most popular baits tend to be casters, pellets, paste, meat, sweetcorn, chopped worm with a mix of groundbait fed via the pole cup.
All-in-all, Dragon Pool is a great water for pleasure anglers and matches of 10-21 anglers.
Dragon is also very suitable for disabled anglers as they can park their cars literally right behind the BDAA award winning peg's that are very user friendly and are ideal for anglers who struggle with mobility etc.
Stock & Species
Dragon is well stocked with Carp, Roach, Rudd and Perch along with a handful of fan tails and a few bonus koi carp. There are Perch that can run to 3lbs or possibly even bigger, plenty of Roach/ Rudd around the 8oz mark as well as a good head of skimmers. The most recent stocking was of 1000 Carp which averaged about 6 inches in size. As of the start of 2018, the carp we most recently stocked are now around the 4lb-6lb mark plus the carp that already existed in the lake creating a really good balance. They are few and far between but it is not unknown to catch a Carp pushing the 20lb mark. The overall stock really is impressive with winning Match Weights normally around the 60-80lb mark. Match weight's should improve following the ongoing stocking programme at the fishery.
It is Lavender Hall's policy to be fair and honest with the visitors to their waters and for this reason we have no silly rules. Very few visitors are banned from the waters or told to leave but the bailiff or staff will send anglers away if they blatantly disregard the rules that we do have. For instance anglers have been told to leave after parking their vehicles on the grass having driven past notices saying they should not do so, standing up with fish, lighting fires on the bank, being abusive and spoiling the fishing for others, leaving their rods unattended and leaving litter.
Lavender Hall operates a zero tolerance policy to any acts of aggression or abuse towards its bailiff and staff.
Please read these rules carefully before coming to fish this water.
For the General Lake Rules Click Here