Fishing Update

We are busy making improvements on the lakes, getting everything ready for the busy season ahead. The beautiful February weather we are experiencing at the moment is warming the waters up and encouraging the fish to feed more. Yesterday we introduced an additional 100 1-3lb new carp into the Lodge Lake, with good feeding and care, these should grow to reach 4-5lb by the end of the year.

Last year saw some great catches on the Lodge Lake, with a good mix of fish including Mirror and Common Carp, Bream, Rudd, Roach and Perch. The lodge lake is known to rise and fall with the water table, and due to the hot, dry summer last year we did go through a spell of low waters, and for the first time found fishermen struggling slightly with some weed. As soon as we were made aware of this Tim and I were straight on the case, Tim on his digger, me with my waders trying to remove as much weed as possible! This soon improved, and when the rain came the levels rose once more. We do our very best to maintain standards and we always welcome guests comments and suggestions so we can continue to make improvements.

The Reservoir (our specimen carp lake) saw some cracking catches last year. Each year this lake seems to improve with the reeds growing and cover getting better. Some guests fill in catch cards which is great for us to keep an eye on fish being caught, plus keeping a check on the health and condition of the fish. Here are a few catch cards and photos of guests catches from the reservoir during 2018…

There is an abundance of fantastic wildlife to be spotted around the lakes and farm walks, we have wildlife / fishing record notebooks in the lodges for guests to enter their sightings & catches. Kingfishers, kestrels, woodpeckers, oyster catchers, variety of geese, herons, rabbits, hares…the list goes on so be sure to bring your binoculars!

We offer short breaks (weekends and mid-weeks) as well as weekly, 10/11 nights and fortnighly holidays. We also offer longer holiday lets throughout the winter months. The fishing in both lakes is only available for guests staying in our self-catering holiday lodges. Each lodge has its own shed, ideal for storing any fishing equipment / bikes etc during your stay.


Or please feel free to email me with any enquiries or questions – katie@ruralroosts.co.uk

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