With fishing at many commercial venues starting to tail off as winter sets in, weights at Packington have remained excellent. Recent matches fished on the venue’s Little Geary’s have been requiring over 50lb to frame proving the lakes form despite the cooler weather.
The 30-peg intimate pool is stuffed with F1’s to 4lb, providing some fantastic autumn, winter sport. These fish currently prefer the natural baits over the man-made varieties including worm, dead maggots and casters. A successful method for a nice mixed net on here at the moment is to feed chopped worm and caster with a little groundbait via a pole cup and top it up when bites start to dry up, fishing with caster or maggot over the top on the pole or waggler. It is also worth feeding a few casters down in the margins with a little groundbait for later in the session as this line will see carp to 7lb caught along with F1’s and skimmers. Alternatively you can fish a small groundbait Method feeder tight to the island with dead red maggot on the hook and some worm pieces in the mix for bigger carp and F1’s. Both methods will work for a nice mixed net of fish.
Molands Mere is also a lake in form with mixed nets of F1’s to 5lb, carp to double-figures as well as crucians and skimmers being caught regularly. The best weights are being taken on the pole at around 13m in 7-8ft of water. Cup in some groundbait and casters and feed a few casters over the top. For the biggest carp, fish a straight lead with a large 8mm pellet in open water, however, some of these fish are still being landed from the margins using worm or dead maggots over a little groundbait.
TIP: Natural baits are working well on most of the lakes especially dead red maggots
Prices: Adults £7.50. Concessions £5.50.Morning tickets (6am – 12.30pm) and evening tickets (5pm – close) £5 and £4.50
Contact: 01676 522020
Location: Packington Hall, Meriden, Warwickshire, CV7 7HF
Facilities: Car park, disabled access, café, toilets.
Rules: No keepnets, barbless hooks only,