Station

Specimen Carp Lake

2

8

41

£25

About

Our stunning clay lined carp lake has been around for 25 years and is currently stocked with 41 high quality carp, these are a mix of original fish that have grown through in the lake over the years, some that have been sourced and stocked from the excellent VS Fisheries and Hams Hall, and in recent years fish that have been gown onsite in our stock pond and then stocked into Station. Included in the stock are 23 known 20lb+ fish with the majority of the remaining stock ranging from mid doubles upwards. We expect there to be two to three 30lb+ fish this coming year.

Station has 8 swims spanning 2 acres of water, peg 2 has excellent wheelchair access and parking close by. Predominantly a hard clay bottom, depths range from 4ft-6ft with firmer clay areas and softer sily areas found throughout the lake. With three islands, lily pads and some lovely margins that the fish love to patrol, there is an abundance of features to fish to in every swim.

Despite living in a relatively small lake these fish are masters of there own environment and you’ll need to angle at the best of your ability to outwit them: the most consistent tactics include stalking in the edge and setting small traps for one bite at a time. During the summer months though they do love there bait so don’t be scared to put a bit in. A high qualiy freezer boilie such as Sticky Baits Krill, our house pellet and one of our particle mixes is the perfect mix, all of which can purchased in the onsite tackle shop.

Fishing accurately with the use of a baiting pole or bait boat is recommended.

Rules

Venue

  • Paying anglers and staying guests only allowed on site. Visitors must be cleared with the fishery team prior to arrival. Opening/closing times are not negotiable.
  • You must be in possession of your current EA rod license in order to fish.
  • Vehicles off the grass at all times. Only stop in designated car parks. No unloading at swims.
  • Angler’s bivvies must be pitched in the designated swims. No tents.
  • Respect your fellow anglers and keep within the stated swim boundaries.
  • Intoxicated and/or anti-social anglers will be asked to leave the complex.
  • Bait boats are allowed
  • Dogs are allowed on the complex but must be kept under control in the confines of your swim and all mess must be cleared up after them.
  • All BBQ’s must be raised off the floor. No fires.
  • No air rifles or other weapons.
  • Do not cut trees or foliage without the fishery teams permission.
  • You must leave just before the stated time on your ticket or buy an extension.
  • Maximum of three rods.
  • Please call the fishery phone (01676530299 or 07796998309) if you catch any fish during the day time so a bailiff can come and take pictures.

Bait

  • No shelf life boilies (except hookbaits).
  • Freezer boilies only
  • April 1st to October 31st – All baits except for Maggots, casters, worms or other live baits are permitted.
  • November 1st to March 31st – Maggots, casters, worms or other live baits can be used
  • All spombs/spods/bait rockets must float.

Rigs

  • Barbless hooks only. Crushed barbs are fine but must not ‘catch’ when tested in clothing.
  • Minimum reel line is 0.35mm or 0.33mm if using tapered line.
  • Braided reel line on spod and marker rods only.
  • Leads must be able to eject or pull free easily.
  • Leadcore/fused leaders are allowed but must not be more than 1m long.
  • Nothing fixed on the line behind the lead system except putty.
  • The OMC ‘The Magic Twig’ is not allowed.

Carp Care

  •  All nets, unhooking mats and slings are to be dipped as soon as you arrive in the wooden tub down by the lake.
  • You must have suitable carp care liquid for treating injuries on landed fish.
  • Fish must be lifted from the water in a weigh sling.
  • Fish can be retained for no longer than 15 minutes and must be out of water for the minimum time possible. All fish must be weighed and photographed safely in the swim they are landed from.
  • Any dead fish or fish that look to be distressed or injured, please inform the fishery team immediately.
  • Please call the fishery phone (01676530299 or 07796998309) if you catch any fish during the day time so a bailiff can come and take pictures.

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