Wombwell Dam Fisheries in top form for skimmers

With the rivers closed to angling those of you who still want to fish a natural style venue for silverfish won’t go far wrong by paying a visit to Wombwell Dam Fisheries.

The venue is in fine form with skimmer nets to 50lb being enjoyed on the venue’s Big Pond.

This peaceful fishery, consists of two ponds situated inside Wombwell Woods near Barnsley offering some of the best day-ticket fishing in the area. The smaller top pond contains a lower quantity of big fish, but it is a great place for bream, roach and carp.

The huge nets of silverfish on the Bog Pond are being made up of skimmers averaging 1-2lb along with roach touching 1lb, so expect plenty of bites. The feeder, pole and waggler can all be employed with the pegs in the narrower area away from the dam proving to be the hotspots. For skimmers fish the pole at 13m and feed around 6 balls of groundbait, fishing pellet or maggot over the top on the deck. Recently anglers have also been feeding a chopped worm line short for the roach which often exceed 1lb in weight.

For specimen carpers there are plenty of double-figure fish in the larger pool and these tend to be found in the deeper water towards the dam end and are currently being caught on small 20mm boilies.

Prices: £5 a day (Bottom Lake) £4 a day (Top Lake) £3 for children
Contact: 07932 333276
Location: Woodhead Lane, Hoyland, Barnsley, S Yorks, S74 9SZ
Rules: Barbless only, no bread, no floating baits

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