EXAMPLE FISHERY, RETFORD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, DN22 7RA.
THE FISHERY, THE FISH AND TACTICS
This family owned concern has six lakes, a touring and a static caravan park and a campsite on offer.
Moat Pool is home to carp to 20 lb, bream to 6 lb, tench to 5 lb, perch to 3 lb plus tench and hybrids to 2 lb.
Bridge Pool for carp to 25 lb, tench to 7 lb, perch to 3 lb 14 oz and roach to 2 lb 4 oz.
Croft Pool gives tench and bream to 3 lb, crucians, roach and rudd to 2 lb plus some carp to 15 lb.
Reed Pool has carp to 25 lb, bream and tench to 5 lb, chub and perch to 3 lb plus roach and rudd to 1 lb 8 oz.
Canal Pool for carp to 4 lb and a few silver fish.
River Pool, perfect for the pleasure angler, has lots of carp to 8 lb plus skimmers, roach, perch and tench.
Try for the larger carp to legered hair-rigged 8 mm pellet or punched luncheon meat.
For bulk catches of carp float fish various baits like soft pellet, paste corn or meat; trial and error will soon sort out what they prefer but be prepared to fish shallow, especially if it’s warm.
Float fish maggot, caster or chopped worm for plenty of action from silver species and maybe the occasional carp or two.
Anywhere is a good swim in the summer! In the winter try the deeper areas, just as the far end of Moat Pool.
TOP TIP: Fish quite close-in, in fact just as the first shelf falls away.
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TICKETS AND RULES. Adult £6, OAPs, registered disabled £5, under-16s £4.50. Permits, before fishing, from the on-site tackle shop. Fishing 7am to 8pm in summer, 7.30am to dusk in winter. Barbless hooks only, no hooks larger than size 12. Disabled access. No keepnets. No night fishing. Midlands byelaws. Open all year except Xmas Day.
HOW TO GET TO EXAMPLE FISHERY
LOCAL TACKLE SHOP. On site, DN22 7RA. Tel: 01777 719911.
CONTACT EXAMPLE FISHERY: 01777 710448 or 01777 719911 (tackle shop).
VISIT THE WEBSITE >>>> www.hallcroftfishery.co.uk