Well, seen as though nobody seems to know anything about Highfield fisheries, I thought i'd post an update just in case someone else needs to know a bit about it!
Firstly, Highfield was closed, (opens again on the 1st of March) so we went to Whitmore Fisheries in Kirkham instead! Considering every bit of water I saw on the way there was frozen, the only frozen water at Whitmores was the landing net dip tank! Dont know how they managed to thaw all 13 lakes but they had!
We chose to fish the East Lake. I was using my pole and my dad was using my waggler rod. I had rigs set up for my pole but soon found that none of them were deep enough! All my rigs were set up for about 4-6 feet of water but the East Lake was more like 10 foot deep!
Unfortunately we didn't get there till about 1:00pm and even though they're 'Open till dusk' the balif came round at about 4:00pm to inform us he was closing the gates in half an hour! When I asked if they were open till dusk, he replied, not in winter! Not much fishing got done!
I got harrased by tiddlers all day, only needing to use my landing net once (not that it was a big fish, just that it was my best fish of the day and didn't want to risk losing it by swinging it in!). A mix of small Roach and Chublets was all I had!
My dad on the other had caught a fair sized fish (Think it's a Chub, but correct me if i'm wrong!) just as we were about to leave so at least he was happy!
I'll definitely be going again next time I'm in Blackpool but this time, I'll be getting up earlier, set up longer rigs the night before but most importantly, catch a bigger fish than my old man!