With numerous re-stockings taking place over the spring and bumper pleasure and match weights featuring this spring, there has never been a better time to visit The Sedges Fishery.
The Somerset venues three lakes total over 6 acres of water with plenty of well-spaced pegs. All are well stocked with mainly carp and bream, although there are also plenty of tench, perch, roach and rudd to make an interesting and bites filled days fishing.
The lake showing the most recent form is Tile. Tile is a 20 peg lake with depths of around 6-7ft and is stocked with mainly carp and bream, although there are also plenty of smaller silvers. A pleasure fishing net of 200lb is easily possible on this pool with carp averaging around 4lb and the bream around 2lb. Top tactics at the moment are either the Method feeder to one of the lakes four circular islands or the splash waggler but margin fishing with baits like paste, corn and meat will also pay dividends. If you cant find a peg on this lake then Brick Lake (20 pegs) also offers similar sport but with slightly bigger carp.
The Canal Lake (24 pegs) has seen numerous stockings of new fish recently including a large amount of barbel and crucians which average around 1-2lb. There are also tench, chub, bream, roach, rudd and carp which all go to over 5lb and offer plenty of variety. It is only around 13m wide to the far bank and depths vary from 3-5ft. It pays to fish tight across for the carp using baits like paste or pellet but if you prefer a net of silverfish to 50lb simply fish down the track with worm or soft pellet.
TIP: This is a venue where it pays to follow a warm wind so pick a peg where the wind is blowing into.
Prices: £7 a day, or £5 after 4pm
Contact: 01278 445221, www.thesedgesfishery.co.uk
Location: The Sedges Fishery, River Lane, Dunwear, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0AA
Rules: Barbless only, fishery own nets, no nuts or boilies, no fixed leads/feeders, un-hooking mats for specimen fish
Facilities: Toilets, tackle shop for end tackle/drinks/snacks