Local anglers flock to Saltfleetby every week as the guarantee of a good days sport and a heavy net is a continuous occurrence particularly through-out the summer for both match and pleasure anglers.
This is a venue which is ideal for those wanting a keepnet full of fish using the simplest of tactics. At the moment all three lakes are fishing as good as ever with nets topping 100lb on both the Main and Island Lakes which are both popular amongst match anglers due to the stock of small carp. On the Main Lake it is these fish which dominate despite being a mixed venue and they average around 4lb. In warmer temperatures fishing shallow is king on here and angler fish the pole while loose-feeding pellet continuously. You can also fish the pellet waggler here to good effect. Use a mainline of around 0.14mm with a hook around a size 18. Feed pellets should be around 4-6mm using a soft version on the hook. There are also plenty of roach in here which can be caught fishing maggot or caster shallow for a nice 20lb net, feeding 20-30 maggots every cast. The pegs behind the café are the hot pegs on this lake.
The Island Lake (24 pegs) is even more prolific. Pleasure anglers can haul in 150lb plus nets with the carp averaging around 2lb. Top tactic here is to fish the margins, in around 2ft of water, with your pole top two or three using dead maggots or pellets as feed. Keep the feed going in and find a rhythm for a nice net of fish. The hot pegs on here are 1, 9, 18, 20 and 24. These pegs have fish holding features such as beds of rushes and the carp tend to reside here, although a good net can be taken from anywhere with bite a chuck action.
Alternatively you can target the silverfish only Kingfisher Lake which is full of roach and skimmers and ideal for beginners or those not wanting to catch carp.
TIP: When margin fishing on Island Lake, feed making as much noise and splash as possible to help attract the fish.
Saltfleetby Fishery, Louth, N Lincs
Prices: £7 a day £9 for two rods, concessions £5
Contact: 01507 338272, www.saltfleetbyfisheries.co.uk
Location: Saltfleetby Fisheries Ltd, The Fisheries, Main Road, Saltfleetby, Louth, Lincs, LN11 7SS
Facilities: Tackle shop, café, toilets
Rules: No boilies, nets to be dipped, fishery own pellets, barbless only, no fish over 3lb in keepnets, no floating pole, no braid, 6 inch plus hooklengths only, groundbait in feeders or pole cups only