If you want a confidence boost and to break a ton this weekend then head on down to Candy Corner Fisheries where mixed nets to 150lb have been coming out on the venues AJ lake with alarming regularity.
A well-managed and manicured fishery, Candy Corner is everything you could want from a commercial fishery in that the fishing is excellent and youll be in comfortable surroundings. Its four lakes are extremely well stocked, offering great match fishing and pleasure fishing opportunities for anglers of any ability. AJ’s Lake (45 pegs) is a good all round lake for both match and pleasure anglers with wide areas to throw wagglers and bombs to floating feature islands and good reed beds and bays for pole and margin fishing. It is stocked with a huge variety of species including carp up to 30lb, tench, golden tench, bream, chub, roach, perch, barbel, ide and Koi Carp to provide a bit of colour to your net. When fishing the bomb here meat and pellet is preferred but carp will take most hook baits on the day. On the waggler you should use 8mm banded pellets on a big 6-8g float such as the middy splash ‘em waggler, fishing in a depth anywhere between 18inch and 4ft. Feeding should be done with a couple of 8mm pellets at a time, but don't over feed as over feeding a swim here can spoil it. Alternatively the slow sinking bubble has increased in popularity over the last few years due to the fact fish can be caught at any depth without playing about with setup too much.
When the carp are not up in the water a good method is the bomb or Method with either meat pellet or corn on the hook. Pre-soaked micro feed is used in the method and will attract carp, crucians and bream. Pole fishing can produce a good net of mixed fish and these can be caught in the margins throughout the day. 10m and 13m pole lines also prove to be effective with the best baits being a 4 or 6mm pellet, corn, maggot, meat, chopped worm or caster.
Alternatively there is Hoskers Pool which is a cracking silverfish venue for those who don’t like carp. Here you can catch ide, tench, bream and roach on maggot or small pellets using the pole or waggler.
Prices: £5 a day or £4 concessions
Contact: 01302 775062 www.candycornerfisheries.co.uk
Location: Candy Corner Fisheries, Wroot Road, Finningley, Doncaster, DN9 3DZ
Facilities: Parking, café, toilets
Rules: No bread, boilies, nuts or seeds, nets to be dipped, barbless only, landing nets for all fish, fishery own feed pellets