We have seven well stocked stillwaters that are open all year from 7.30am until dusk.
The Windmill lakes site is half a mile from our caravan site, covering an area of approximately 30 acres and has six lakes:
– Windmill Lake 35 pegs
– Boundary Pool 44 pegs
– Bottom Pool 30 pegs
– Middle Pool 30 pegs
– Island Pool 39 pegs
– Ash Pool 25 pegs
Windmill Lake (35 pegs)
This lake is stocked with carp from 8oz to 20lb, tench, roach, perch and bream. Best baits are maggot and corn. Pleasure anglers are having a fish a chuck of all sized fish. Down at the bottom end around peg 14 it is 12ft deep and at the top end by peg 4 it is 5ft deep. There are a lot of trees around this lake providing shelter on windy days.
Boundary Pool (44 pegs)
The carp go up to 20lb in this lake but it is predominantly a mixed lake of most species. Pleasure anglers are having a lot of 2lb carp on corn and hook-pellet, feeding micro pellet to attract them into the swim. This lake is 3 acres in size with a shelf all the way round at approximately 5ft depth. Over the shelf there is a drop off of about 18″. Current match record on this pool is 284lb.
Bottom Pool (30 pegs)
This is a shallower pool with carp from 1lb to 20lb, together with roach, bream and perch. It is ideal for floating bread and dog biscuit fishing.
Middle Pool (30 pegs)
This pool is not as deep as the other pools. There is a shelf all the way round of 4ft with a drop off of another foot. This is a purpose built match pool. Best baits are maggot, corn, meat and pellet. The winning weight can come off any peg, making it a fair and even match venue. This pool has carp averaging 2.5lb and tench to 21b with odd fish into double figures.
It is quite common in matches for every angler to catch more than 30lbs with a winning weight of about 90lb. Current match record on this pool is 339lb 12oz.
Island Pool (39 pegs)
This pool is a match pool of 3.5 acres with an island in the middle. Depths in this pool range from 4ft to 8ft. The carp go up to double figures but the majority of them are around the 2.5lb mark. There is a good head of tench with a few going up to 4lb. Skimmers up to 2.5lb. Open match weights on this pool have been up to 312lb. Best baits are maggot, corn, meat and pellet.
Ash Pool (25 pegs)
This is a small match pool, ideal for clubs or small opens. The fish range from 8oz to 20lb. There are carp, ghost carp, golden tench, golden orfe, skimmers and roach. Best baits are maggot, corn and pellet. Depths in the pool range from 4ft to 8ft.
The Wood Pool (12 pegs)
The Wood Pool is a small farm pool (12 pegs), which is heavily stocked with carp, tench, roach and perch. This pool is suitable for beginners and youngsters.