The Kingfisher Pool
The ‘in’ baits: Corn- Pellet – Worm and Caster – Maggot
The well thought out pool, shaped in a kind of horseshoe shape with an island in the middle. The pool, which is constantly stocked with all species of fish, holds 32 anglers.
The pool holds an excellent stock of carp in all sizes from 2lb to 5lb marks, which are excellent weight builders in a match situation. The bigger specimens in the pool boast the 15 lb mark plus the pool holds hundreds of 10 pounders. By any means you’ll know once you’ve hooked one of these fin specimens, in mint of condition, because of you tingling arm ache! These carp are often caught on pellet and corn approach but persevere with any method or bait and you will be in for a long hard fight.
The crucian carp are caught at the closest and shallowest water, known to be the shallowest of 12 inches. You can catch these fish on float fished corn or double maggot, being the best two baits to use. The tench in the pool average the 3lb mark bit the biggest to date is an 8 pounder. When the carp are not feeding, these tench will no doubt give you a 30 lb no problem at all. the tench are in the finest of condition and always offer an exhilarating fight right to the net. The best method to catch these slimy fish is to float fish an expander pellet at about five meters.
Crucian carp are stocked into the pool in high numbers and substantially boosted the weights by a considerable amount. recent open matches anglers have managed up to 35lb of these 8oz-1lb fish. This is a massive achievement by any standards.
Apart from the main species in the pool i.e. the carp and the tench, there are plenty of silverfish to be targeted. There are plenty of bream in the pool averaging 6lb apiece. There is also a big head of skimmers in the pool, which are regularly, caught at 6oz a fish. The bream in the pool have recently been caught in high numbers on macaroni cheese on a float method. Apart from this bait the bream and skimmers will come to the net one after another on worm corn and expander pellet.
Recently some big roach, perch and chub have been captured from the lake and were said to be edging the 2lb mark, which in this case is specimen hunting! This is a massive bonus to the fishery and you could easily amass 25lb of silverfish without even trying, that’s just how good this pool is to fish. These magnificent silverfish are often caught high up in the water using a delicate float and using caster hook bait, constantly firing a pinch full around the float. These fish will be small to begin with but as the feed keeps going in you will get into some better fish.