Peatling Pools in Leicestershire offers superb sport across three lakes which are currently producing excellent mixed nets.
It’s on the Malcolm Pool where you can catch a variety of fish in one sitting, with many anglers reporting catches of chub, carp, barbel, tench, crucians, bream and roach. This half acre water has an island at the car park end and a number of 9ft deep holes, particularly located around the base of the island shelf. This makes the feeder and waggler ideal tactics for catching – with anglers preferring to use corn, maggot and worm as hookbaits.
The small pool which connects both Malcolm and Magna Pools together features a bed of lily pads, and these should be targeted with the float and worm for a big tench – especially when the weather warms up. The Magna Pool itself is similar in appearance to Malcolm, in that it also has a central island roughly around 18m out. The method feeder cast to this feature with meat on the hook will claim carp well into double figures as well as chub and bream.
The gem of the fishery however has to be the Parva Pool, which although tiny, packs some serious punch for its size. Big perch to 5lb and roach to 3lb have all been caught from here to those fishing the pole with maggot and worm on the deck. However, with only eight fishable pegs, you’ll want to make sure you set your alarms early this weekend to secure yourself a spot.
Prices: £7 a day
Contact: 07860 644023 or 0116 2867316
Location: Peatling Pools, Peatling Parva, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5PU
Rules: No littering, no fires, barbless hooks only, not keepnets except for organised matches
Facilities: Café, Tackle shop, lakeside parking, toilets