02 July 2012
Posted - 05 August 2012 : 6:10:25 PM
Carr Side is a stones throw from where I live, it is my local, but even so this is the first time I have fished any of its three ponds.
As stated above, the fishery comprises of three ponds, all have decent access, but I would only say that the smaller of the three has gooad access of people who are less able. The main lake is a figure of eight, with a larger bottom ( sounds like our lass..) than the top.. The middle lake is right on the side of the road ( Brick wall lane) but I wouldn't advise parking here as the road does hold farm and HGV traffic.
The third pond is smaller, and can be accessed by turning right towards the old hall, whereas the main lake is to the left.
All ponds are treelined, but only the roadside pond has "Pegs" as such.
I fished the smaller of the three waters, and found it to be around 8-9 feet deep in places, so tricky to fish float on anything less than a 12 foot rod. There is good casting access.
I fished a variety of baits, worm, corn, meat and maggot. Only fish caught were Roach up to about 6 oz, a couple of small commons to 1/12 lb and loads of the stripey terror... Even large worms and hooks couldn't put off the voracious Perch.
This is definitely not a bagging up water, as several other anglers I spoke with reported regular but unspectacular fishing. Also, the price may put people off, £10 for two rods.
There is also a rule of no unaccompanied under 16's, I quite like this, even though I believe in getting youngsters into the sport,it's nice to have a quieter water.
There does seem to be a problem with litter, both from Anglers and fly tippers, my chosen peg had a tyre in the margin which I removed and showed to the fishery owner, Ian.
Would I fish here again? Yes. Even after a pretty slow day, the fishery has potential, it is in a beautiful setting and is so handy for me it is untrue. There are a lot of negative comments around the t'interweb regarding price, but being a fluff chucker also, this is relatively inexpensive compared to some trout waters.
Definitely a work in progress, but worth a look.