Many anglers have labelled Wold Farm Fishery as a summer only bagging venue but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes like most venues winter sport is slower than it is in summer but there is one lake on the complex which is well worth a visit this winter.
The 25-peg Oaks Lake has been continually stocked with carp in the 2-6lb bracket over the autumn as the management reduce the numbers in other areas, and this has improved the fishery considerably. However, for consistent sport why not target the lakes huge stock of roach and skimmers. Nets to 50lb are easily achievable with skimmers averaging 2lb and roach to 1lb filling nets. Tactics are also simple.
Chopped worm and caster work well on here when fished in conjunction with the pole. Feed two lines one at around 10m and one in the margins and work between the two to keep bites coming. On milder days you can even fish maggot or caster over a little groundbait. For the carp typical commercial match tactics will work but now the water is clearing and cold, bread is working excellently. Use big punched discs on a hair rig to catch carp to double-figures.
The 20-peg Moat Lake is also another good water in winter. This lake has plenty of small tench, crucians as well as silverfish around the 1lb mark. There are also the odd larger barbell to 8lb. Our advice is to head to the deeper pegs from 12-18 and target the fish with small baits such as maggot or pinkie or even bread to catch a nice mixed net of around 20-40lb.
Location: Wold Farm Fisheries, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7JQ
Prices: £8 including landing net hire, £10 with keepnet added. Wold price is £20 for two rods or £40 for 24 hours. All fishing is by appointment only so please call the fishery before turning up.
Rules: Groundbait, pellets and boilies fishery brought only, barbless only, fishery’s own nets only
Contact: 07974000230 or 01933 316630 www.woldfarmfisheries.co.uk
Facilities: Toilets, tackle shop, snack bar, tuition available