With the match fishing season coming to an end at Worcestershire’s Sion Farm, the final few weeks of the winter are a great time to visit Sion Farm if youre a pleasure angler with a big bag of roach on the cards.
There are two lakes on site but the Main Lake by the entrance is the hotspot for the redfins in winter where anglers are recording silverfish nets to over 25lb made up of roach to 2lb along with the odd bream. As with most commercial roach fishing tactically it is best to keep it simple. If youre pole or waggler fishing, feed two lines, one at around 6m with loose-fed caster and one further out with micro pellets. Start on the near line with a light strung out rig set at dead depth and with a caster on the hook and keep the feed going in. Every so often try the pellet line with a 4mm expander as bream to 4lb will often pay your swim a visit and these can really boost your weight but don’t forget to keep feeding your near line. If the fish go off, try adding another section on and fishing slightly further out. If you really want to catch quickly a whip is a good option and is a fun way of sacking up with Sion’s roach.
There are carp to 20lb in this pool too and these should start to show when the weather improves. Target them on the Method or bomb, fishing tight to the island.
Prices: £5 a day, £3 concessions
Contact: 01562 730386
Location: Sion Farm Fishery, Off Egg Lane, Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 4PF
Rules: Barbless only, no keepnets, no boilies, no nuts, no night fishing