Suffolk Water Park will be closed from 5pm today (22.03.2020).

After much thought and discussion today we have decided to close the fishery and shop until further notice. We will reassess this decision next month and keep you all updated.

We value our customers and hard working team of staff, so we want to keep them safe. Although fishing is an outdoor sport the government are advising against non essential travel and we feel that although we love to accommodate you at the fishery we want to reduce the risk of exposure to and spread of the covid 19 virus.

Our staff and customers have families and children and we must all work together at this difficult time to ensure we remain healthy so we can enjoy our fishing again when we reopen after this situation is resolved.

If you have a booking within the next month, we will contact you to ensure you are aware of our closure and we will refund any deposits you may have paid.

Let's do this and stop the spread! Please stay safe and healthy and see you on the other side of this!

Please keep in contact with us as things could change in the near future.

Thank you for your continued support, Stu, Bex and Nick.

14 Sep 2019

Dan Hockaday's 8 Carp haul results in 38lb 12oz Mirror!

38lb 12oz Mirror Carp

Dan Hockaday fished the Big Lake over 5 nights this September, landing 8 Carp in total and smashing his PB with a beautiful 38lb 12oz Mirror!

Dan, spent his annual leave at Suffolk Water Park fishing most of the week on the back of the wind.  The Mental Health Nurse from Colchester, fished for all his Carp in the silt feeding 20kg of Sticky Baits' Manilla boilies.

 Dan Hockaday Mirror Big Lake Dan Hockaday COmmon

Dan landed his whopping 38lb 12oz Mirror after a 20 minute battle, from peg 12 at 80 yards towards the reed line using a 16mm Sticky Baits Manilla Pop-up on a Chod rig.

He spombed bait over all the spots he targeted varying his hooks and rigs.  For a couple of his catches Dan used a size 6 Kamakura wide gape hook with Korda Camo 6 inch hooklink alongside a 2.5oz lead clip system.  Other rigs used included a size 4 Chod Hook on a helicopter leader on a 3 inch boom hooklink.

 mirror carp Common Carp Big Lake

The 28lb Mirror was targeted at 100 yards towards 007 and others at 80 yards, again towards the reed line.

Dan Hockaday's session resulted in 8 Carp in total, the 38lb 12oz Mirror, 3 x 20's and 4 doubles, so a productive and enjoyable session overall.

Dan said of his trip, "Can I thank you all for being amazing and running a superb fishery. You have all been so welcoming it’s been a fantastic session."

If you have had a great session or have beaten your PB, please send in your photos along with info about your catch, yourself, features targeted, rigs and bait used.

Thank you!