If cold weather has hampered your fishing trip recently then look no further than Barnburgh Lakes in Doncaster where anglers are filling their boots. Built up over three waters, the fishery specialises in stocking winter species such as ide, barbel, roach and bream as well as varieties of carp to help keep your rod bent this weekend. With parking directly next to your peg, what more can you ask for? Here’s a breakdown of the lakes:
LAKE ONE (32 pegs)
Also known as the Top Lake, this water has a ‘triangle’ shaped island at its base around 14m out - making it an ideal candidate for pole and feeder enthusiasts. Expect to catch barbel, ide, roach and F1s steadily and the odd bonus tench, skimmer and carp, which go to 20lbs. Casting a feeder to the island with the fisheries own pellets often works well, with fishing down the track at 8m also a good alternative.
LAKE TWO (23 pegs)
A popular water in the colder months as this middle lake is only stocked with silverfish. Maggot and caster shallow work well for the roach although matchmen prefer to fish on the deck at 5m where the side bank slopes off. Again, the fisheries own pellets work well as all lakes are regularly fed with them so it’s worth picking some up from the onsite bait shop. Hair-rigged chopped worm also works well in the middle of the lake for barbel and bream where the water is much deeper.
LAKE THREE (25 pegs)
This water is located at the bottom end of the fishery and like Lake One also has a central island at around 14m out. This structure is key for many anglers who fish the lake as it slopes off to around 4ft deep in places. Pole, waggler or feeder in conjunction with pellets will all do well here, with a number of big F1s regularly taken down the edge in warmer weather to boot. Match nets will include mostly F1s with commons, mirrors and silvers to add.
Prices: £5 a day, £4 concessions
Contact: 07752 528 086 or visit www.barnburghlakes.co.uk
Location: Barnburgh Lakes, Ludwell Hill, Barnburgh, Doncaster, DN5 7EE
Rules: Barbless hooks only, max size 14, Barnburgh feed pellets only, BAIT BANS - No boillies, trout pellets, cat or dog meat, nuts, No floating poles or floating baits (including bread) a float must be used, Ground bait only in cup or feeder, Free running feeders only - no method feeders or bagging wagglers.
Facilities: Toilets, on-site bait shop, disabled access, waterside parking.
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