With 100lb plus nets featuring in matches pleasure anglers should have no trouble filling their nets when they visit High Heyes Fishery in Lancashire.
The three lake venue is host to two match style lakes and a specimen carp water meaning big weights as well as big fish can easily be sought. Lake One, the most mature pool on the complex is fairly deep at around 8-9 foot and although it is known for its big carp to over 20lb, there is also a huge head of bream to over 5lb in here which can make for a cracking days sport by themselves.
To catch them fish the pole, waggler or slider at around 11m using groundbait laced with small pellets, fishing pellet or corn on the hook. If silverfish arent your cup of tea, the big carp in here can be caught by fishing on the surface during summer evenings or the margins during the day on baits like meat, corn or big pellets.
If you just fancy a nice mixed net then there is Lake Three. This water contains ide to 3lb, carp to double-figures, silverfish as well as barbel which have now grown to over 8lb. This lake responds to down the edge tactics and anglers have been catching the barbel on worm fishing just 2m out.
TIP: If targeting the silvers on Lake One, keep potting in small nuggets of groundbait to keep them feeding in your peg.
Prices: £5 a day for one rod, £6 for two
Contact: 01257 451936
Location: High Heyes Fishery, Langton Brow, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 5PB
Rules: Barbless only, no keepnets, no fixed rigs, no braid, no bread, no boilies, no dog or cat meat, no PVA, luncheon meat as hookbait only, groundbait to be cupped or feeder only
Facilities: Toilets, café at weekends