Regarded as one of the best ide fishing venues in the UK, Pine Lakes in Doncaster offers you the chance to put together a 100lb-plus net of the silverfish in just five hours.
The two-lake complex was something of a mystery until recently when new management took over to boost lake stocks and the overall flora and fauna of the fishery.
Since then it has come on leaps and bounds with some really superb fishing on offer. The 27-peg Big Lake with the single island is the place to head if you’re after a big net of ide. In 2009, a 119lb bag of just ide was recorded off peg 5 on casters. The angler had fished shallow on the pole at 7m and 9m whilst sprinkling casters over the top via a catty.
Alternatively, carp, F1s and tench have been stocked and are often caught on the Method feeder and maggot cast to the island, or corn fished down the edge late in the day. The 30-peg Small Lake offers similar fishing but with three islands to target. The ide go big in here, and specimens to 2lb are a regular occurrence. Double maggot fished shallow will work but try fishing on the deck for a slightly bigger stamp. The pellet wag cast to the aerator between the islands with a banded 4mm pellet can also produce big ide, roach and rudd, as well as the odd carp to double figures.
Prices: £6 a day, £5 concessions
Contact: 07867 553645
Location: Oak Field Farm, Kirton Lane, Thorne, Doncaster DN8 5RQ
Rules: No boilies, hemp, cat and dog meat, bloodworm, joker, tiger nuts, floating baits, braided hook lengths, bolt Rigs, you must use the Landing net provided by the fishery, keepnets are available for hire £1 extra and for this you get two nets, one for silvers and one for carp, all nets must be returned.
Facilities: Parking, toilets, pellets available, drinks available
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