Fishing Directory for UK Anglers
Search for ….. fishing clubs, fishing venues and fishing tackle & bait shops in the UK.
Plus, check out the latest version of the FishBuddy App
Angling clubs and Fishing clubs are the best way to find suitable fishing venues. They often have private lakes and ponds or have licensed sections of canals and rivers for fly fishing and coarse fishing.
Fishing Tackle & Bait Shops for sea angling, coarse fishing and fly fishing. Search by County to find your local supplier
The listings give information on fishing venues for coarse fishing, game fishing & seawater angling. Plus, where the information is available, the breed of fish that can be caught in the canals, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and rivers.
Goldsworth Park Lake was created in the early nineteen seventies as part of the development of the Goldsworth Park housing estate.
Approximately 14 acres and depths of up to 13ft, the lake has become home to an abundance of fish and wildlife, offering visitors some excellent angling opportunities.
Over the last few years, extensive improvements have been made to the lake, including 36 platforms (1 of which is designed and ramped for at least 2 disabled persons), reed beds, wildlife area and a floating eco island, all adding to the beauty and accessibility of the site. Most of the work round the lake has been achieved voluntarily by local anglers and residents, backed by the Goldsworth Park Community Association.
The lake holds 13 known species, including, Carp, Pike, Bream, Tench, Roach and Perch, all of which grow to a good size relative to their species, with some true specimens lurking in its depths. Not known as a carp runs water, Goldsworth Park Lake does hold a good head of big fish, both Tench and Bream have been recorded of 10lb+, Pike well into the 20s, Perch to 4lb and Roach to well over the 2lb mark, with the possibility of a 3Ib on the cards.
Carney Pools is a picturesque 12 acre site on the edge of Cannock Chase located between Rugeley and Stafford, managed by Chase Aqua Rural Enterprise.
There are two coarse fishing pools known as Damsel and Dragon Pool both available for day tickets and match anglers.
We have facilities for disabled anglers and welcome visitors of all ages and abilities.
Coaching support is available by prior arrangement.
Autumn/Winter Opening: 8 am until 4 pm (Please note we longer do afternoon tickets). All anglers must pack up in good time before 4 pm as electric gates will close at 4 pm prompt. If you are locked in this will incur a £30.00 release fee.
A popular mixed coarse fishery for many years, the Big Pond is now gaining a well deserved reputation as an excellent catfish water. With sixteen well-stocked acres to choose from, finding a swim to enjoy a successful session is seldom a problem.
This mature gravel pit offers a wide range of fishing from 69 swims.
Species include Roach to 2lbs, Bream to 10lb, Common Carp to 21lb, Mirror Carp to 24lb, Perch to 3lb and Tench to 11lb.
The lake also provides an opportunity to catch some of the more exotic and non-indigenous species like Grass Carp to 34lb, Wels Catfish to 68lb and Koi Carp.
The Lower Pound on Sankey Canal is approx 600 meters long and this section accommodates 56 pegs.
Although the lower pound is mainly for pleasure angling it does have some matches on it, these are junior, ladies and outside club matches. The stocking levels here are that of a commercial fishery, but without the high cost of daily fishing.
Fish Species: Bream, Chub, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Eel, F1 Carp, Koi Carp, Mirror Carp, Perch, Pike, Roach, Rudd, Skimmers, Tench.
When you join the association it works out at less than 10 pence per day.
Day tickets are available from the Londis shop, Bradleigh Rd, opposite the hospital, at a cost of £4.00, tickets must be purchased prior to starting fishing.
Lure fishing is the most exciting method of fishing known to man, with explosive takes when the rods in your hands and light tackle helping you to feel every bite and head shake. There's often times when you will be able to just grab your rod, rig up a drop-shot, find a boat. boom, perch. If it was that way every time we’d fall out of love with the sport. And despite the hard days being stressful they help us keep the hunger and wanting more! My favourite lure fishing conditions are a low pressure, cloudy, little drizzly. But with a busy schedule you cant always pick and choose on days. this is why its important to be fishing in all conditions and learn how to fish, this will make you a much better all rounder angler. From what ive found (everyone will most likely find different) a high pressure affects the aggressiveness and active status of your quarry. I should say this is on rivers around me i haven’t tested this theory on reservoirs and lakes. In a high pressure the fish will be much harder to find and ive found trying to get a reaction bite rather than a feeding bite will result in finding perch and will make your life a hell of a lot easier. The best way i do this is by annoying the target into biting, IE bright colours, rattles, vibrations etc etc. For this reason i like to pick bright loud crank baits when applicable. In winter ive found just using bright colours works well. The depth the fish hold up in will also be affected by the pressure. My theory is that the reason perch fishing is soo good in low pressure is because all of the perch rigs are on the bottom where the perch will be in low pressure. Following this same idea in a high pressure they are more suspended in the water, and as much as i hate the drop-shot its a very viable rig for high pressure situations. Rigging a lemon tiger slick shad on the drop-shot was a lethal method when i met up with Ben Smith. Let me know what you’ve found with your fishing and any patterns you’ve managed to home in on. Author: Cameron Harris Original Article: https://essexanglers.co.uk/lure-fishing-what-makes-it-tough/
Getting down to a nice spot on the chelmer with a quiver tip and worms and pellets for chub and a light lure rod for perch! First few casts with the quiver tip had it bent double with some really nice chub biggest being near 3lb! Really hard fighting fish in the weir pool then had another 3 perch on the tip all wing around a pound! Now to the lures, Switching onto my Daiwa 7-25g rod paired with my Shimano fx xt reel, Onto the lures! The ever faithful FFS lures have done me a good job over the perch season this time on a 3G cheb I had a micro frog in pukka perch colour a few casts about the section I was on but then I decided to cast into the flow of the weir and hopping in across the bottom and what a hit felt like a absolute rocket a good few minutes and a pike tried coming for the beast I had and I extended my net to it’s full length and scooped it out the water as fast as I could! And wasn’t I happy 2lbs of striped beast which has officially beaten my chelmsford PB of 1lb 3oz! Casting back in and I was onto another fish of a similar size which I was absolutely chuffed about in the net he went, the next few casts graced another 6 perch to my net but nothing big. The quiver tip went off again with the nice surprise of a small trout probably only a pound then after that 2 mor little chublets All In all it was a amazing session and the next few lure sessions are gunna be a bing the for me! And also getting back to the tench soon! To all of you that are out tight lines! Author: Khan Emin Original Article: https://essexanglers.co.uk/chelmer-perch/
There have been reported sightings of this venomous fish in the UK waters The lionfish has around foot-long spines that are filled with very potent venom. In addition, the lionfish has fins shaped like fans, and they rapidly move through the water by waving their fins. Furthermore, lionfish have floating tentacles that give them a soft appearance. However, one must not be deceived by the beautiful looks of this deadly fish. These specific species of fish are native to the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Also, variants of the lionfish species are common in the waters of Australia, South Korea, and Japan. Lionfish is a voracious eater that preys on smaller fishes and shrimp. Their venom-filled spines have enough toxins to paralyse and kill human beings. If a lionfish attacks a human, its toxins can cause severe pain, sweating, respiratory issues, and paralysis in extreme cases. Recently, a Welsh angler landed a lionfish off the coast of Dorset. This is the first-ever sighting of lionfish in the UK waters. Afron Summers, 39, was fishing with his 75-year old father on the Chesil Beach in Dorest in the hopes of landing a triggerfish. Instead, however, the fisher was startled to see that he had caught a venomous lionfish. The lionfish had thirteen venomous spines and had colourful stripes. However, as the lionfish is an invasive species in the UK waters, Afron did not let the fish go as it might endanger other living species in the ocean. Experts are working to figure out the reasons why these predatory fish have invaded the oceans in the UK. A representative from the Angling Trust’s South West branch issued a warning to all the enthusiastic fishers and anglers to be very careful and told them to be on the lookout for the next few weeks. Perhaps of more immediate concern is the catastrophic impact Lionfish can have on fragile marine ecosystems. Being voracious predators and capable of reproducing rapidly, they could decimate native fish populations. Author: Angling Times The complete article is available on the following link: https://www.anglingtimes.co.uk/news/stories/deadly-lionfish-landed-in-dorset/