What do you think of your local fishery?

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What do you think of your local fishery?

Do you have your favourite fishery, a venue where you feel at home and come back to every weekend?
You most likely do, but if you are going on holiday or want a change of scenery then a website like Where to Fish could be there to help.

Local knowledge is important and could affect where you choose to go. Therefore it would be great if you would like to share your views on your favourite fishery so others can benefit from your local knowledge and experience.

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just seen this thread.my local fishery is quite small about a 1/4 acre but has some lovely carp in.earlier this year i had a 17lb 10 oz mirror (my biggest fish this year) taken on mussel on the waggler with hemp over the top.the carp go well into the 20's with a 24lb 6oz common the biggest fish caught in the last couple of years or so.the problem is the place is over fished especially at weekends.
 

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One of my clubs has announced an increase in fees of £15 for 2022 and a further £15 in 2023 which I am very happy with. The club are also set on some repair / replacement of pegs on three waters i like plus ground maintenance Tree pruning and lily cut back/ clearance. They are also planning to restock two of them with tench and crucians. Long overdue but welcome non the less . The club is at capacity with over 250 on the waiting list. The club have listened to members but need to increase fees to off set losses of match fees on the match lake at HQ due to covid. I'm told that a 3lb tench will cost £36 so a few thousand at least per water. Ideally they want 4lb plus fish but they are in very short supply if not impossible to source. Maybe that's a valid excuse in waiting.
 

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One of my clubs has announced an increase in fees of £15 for 2022 and a further £15 in 2023 which I am very happy with. The club are also set on some repair / replacement of pegs on three waters i like plus ground maintenance Tree pruning and lily cut back/ clearance. They are also planning to restock two of them with tench and crucians. Long overdue but welcome non the less . The club is at capacity with over 250 on the waiting list. The club have listened to members but need to increase fees to off set losses of match fees on the match lake at HQ due to covid. I'm told that a 3lb tench will cost £36 so a few thousand at least per water. Ideally they want 4lb plus fish but they are in very short supply if not impossible to source. Maybe that's a valid excuse in waiting.
Bay Malton ,?
I know a few are not renewing for Lymm this year, The club seems to be going carp orientated, it has always said it isn't but looking at what they have done with some of the waters over the past couple of years says different.
Revamped a few waters on a complex, made it a booking on system for the best two waters, So anglers who didn't book on are now going on the other waters on there, the ones they previously ignored. the rent on another is sky high yet fished by the same 12 anglers weekly, again well looked after and these anglers basically have their own syndicate water for the price of a club card.
The ordinary angler is being priced out by subsidising the carp anglers who take partners ,overnight and sometimes kids.
All for the same price as a bloke who pleasure fishes on his own during the day.
There is better value club wise around the Oxford area than clubs in the north west, apart from Salford Friendly Anglers and that is free to join, no membership fees , they rely on donations.
 
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Correct. I like their waters or at least those I'm happy to drive to. The fees are more than covered by the limitless visits to one day ticket water and the 10 visits to each of two others one of which I have never got round to. I suspect that a few members will drop off as they probably joined during the first lockdown and won't bother renewing.
 

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The fishery where I have been fishing since the lockdown is Kiveton Waters, a British Waterways fishery. There are three fisheries locally that I have been alternating between for the last five or so years. I soon get the urge to move on.
At present, KW is my favoured fishery because the pegs are flat, the other favoured fisheries have become too tricky for me the main reason is the pegs are not friendly enough for me. I doubt I shall go back to them. It seems I need to look elsewhere for another venue if I feel the need to change.
I just wish there were a few more bream and roach in KW then I would not need to move.
 

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The fishery where I have been fishing since the lockdown is Kiveton Waters, a British Waterways fishery. There are three fisheries locally that I have been alternating between for the last five or so years. I soon get the urge to move on.
At present, KW is my favoured fishery because the pegs are flat, the other favoured fisheries have become too tricky for me the main reason is the pegs are not friendly enough for me. I doubt I shall go back to them. It seems I need to look elsewhere for another venue if I feel the need to change.
I just wish there were a few more bream and roach in KW then I would not need to move.
Gary give Phyllis lakes a try on straight mile

Steve the owner loads all your gear on a trolley from your car and takes it to the peg and the same when your ready to pack up all the pegs are flat with wood chippings so there no mud, there’s Tench, Roach, bream, perch, carp in the pond

Or try Barlow there’s Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Crucians, Perch, Chub, toilets, bait shop and café on site it flat with good parking

Both are £6 a day for one rod £8 for two rods
 

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How are they getting losses on the match lake, ? Is that due to reduced outside bookings.?
I know they pay a fair whack for that part of the complex.
There were no matches at all in 2020 and hardly any this year.
 

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Gary give Phyllis lakes a try on straight mile

Steve the owner loads all your gear on a trolley from your car and takes it to the peg and the same when your ready to pack up all the pegs are flat with wood chippings so there no mud, there’s Tench, Roach, bream, perch, carp in the pond

Or try Barlow there’s Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Crucians, Perch, Chub, toilets, bait shop and café on site it flat with good parking

Both are £6 a day for one rod £8 for two rods
I was going to have a look at Philis lake but the main stocking is carp with that horrible sturgeon, Have you fished there Chris? what is silver fishing like? It may be worth my time. Two rods are out for me, especially on such a tiny pond. Looking at the pond I'm must only be 15 pegs if everyone has two rods that would be definite overkill.
Barlow would be out because my wife hates driving alone apart from short trips.
 
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