10 Great Commercials To Float Fish For Silvers

by Freddie Sandford |
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It isn't all about carp at the UK's commercial fisheries, some hold superb stocks of roach, skimmers and perch too!

Broom Fisheries, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

There’s some awesome silverfish action to be had at this Scottish venue, where big ide, skimmers and perch are on the cards.

Contact: 01461 700386

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Greater Manchester

Head to Lake 2 or 4 for a net of quality silvers on the float. The waggler is a great tactic, feeding casters and using maggots on the hook.

Contact: 01204 307197

Bradshaw Hall

Lloyds Meadow Fishery, Chester, Cheshire

Try Badger Pool for a net of big skimmers and roach on the pole. Introduce maggots and hemp, and fish maggots over the top.

Contact: 01928 740710

Cudmore Fisheries, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

This popular fishery offers a wide range of lakes, but Drumble is hard to beat for a mixed bag. Be sure to book before arriving.

Contact: 01782 680919

Cudmore Fisheries

Shearsby Valley Lakes, Lutterworth, Leicestershire

For a proper mixed net, you’ll struggle to beat Shearsby Valley. Keep things simple, fishing maggots on the short pole, and catch a bit of everything.

Contact: 0116 2478 164

Packington Somers Fishery, Coventry, West midlands

You’re spoilt for choice at this prolific fishery, but the small Willow Pool is well worth a try. It’s filled with skimmers, tench and crucians.

Contact: 01676 522020


Castle Ashby Fishery, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Brickyard and Scotland Lakes are both worth considering for catches of silverfish. They’re both popular match venues in mature scenery that’ll respond to a range of tactics.

Contact: 07799 527972

Suffolk Water Park, Ipswich, Suffolk

Match Lake 2 holds good-sized bream, plus some specimen perch. Fish the pole or waggler with natural baits, worms being a good option.

Contact: 07719 244061

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Ivy House Lakes, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Other than the Specimen Lake and Heron Lake, take your pick of the waters for silverfish. Soft pellets can select some quality skimmers.

Contact: 07725 732 624

Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot, Hampshire

Good silverfish catches are common at this popular fishery. Fishing casters on the short pole will result in bites from all sorts, including good roach.

Contact: 01252 336333

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