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DAY TIME TICKETS*** We are running a window hatch service for day tickets on Match Lake 1 and Match Lake 2 from Monday to Sunday and the Traditional Lake (£10 for max 2 rods) Monday to Thursday. All of the pegs on the Match Lakes will be available EXCEPT the Night fishing pegs on Match Lake 1 (1,17,19,37,39).

Please read the guidance HERE -   PLEASE READ  ***

NIGHT FISHING TICKETS***   BOOKING ONLY - 24 hour and 48 hour sessions ONLY on the Big Lake, Traditional Lake and Match Lake 1 Night Swims can be made by calling 01473 832327:

MONDAY to SUNDAY between 9am to 12pm.  

Bookings can only be made a MAXIMUM of 1 week in advance.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER AND BANK CARD DETAILS READY FOR WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR BOOKING 

All anglers must pre-book individually and can only book 1 swim by phone with a card payment.  CALL 01473 832327, at which time we will allocate a specific peg to you and explain all the restrictions and procedures that will be in place.  There are limited pegs available due to social distancing.  Read our additional rules HERE!

PLEASE NOTE ANYBODY ARRIVING FOR NIGHT FISHING WHO HASN'T PRE-BOOKED WILL BE TURNED AWAY AND PLEASE DO NOT RING OR MESSAGE OUTSIDE THE TIMES SPECIFIED.

  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!