The Waters at Fields Farm Fisheries

Map of Fields Farm Fisheries - click to enlarge
Fields Farm Fisheries has a large variety of waters and pegs, to give you different challenges. The waters are all continuously fed by spring water, making for a healthier fishery.

Far Hope Pool

Far Hope Pool - CLICK TO ENLARGEFishing on Far Hope is around a central island, and offers excellent fishing for the match man or pleasure angler alike. Generously stocked with Carp (to 15lb), Bream (to 4lb), Crucian (to 3lb), Rudd (to 1lb), Roach (to 1lb), Chubb (to 4lb), Barbel (to 3lb) and scale-perfect Tench (to 3lb), the pool has widely-spaced pegs offering varying distances.  The depth of the pool ranges from 5-8ft. Good baits to use are pellet, meat and corn with castor and maggot in the colder months. Equally fruitful is a chuck to the island using running method, feeder or lead. (1 acre / 22


Big Beam Pool

Big Beam Pool - CLICK TO ENLARGEStocking is similar to Far Hope with the addition of thousands of F1s (to 1lb). At nearly 2 acres, Big Beam is the largest pool here at Fields Farm. A canal by design, Big Beam has match and pole fishing in mind, with nearly all of the pegs fishing at 13.5 metres wide to the far bank. Split into three legs, this pool can accommodate small or large matches alike. The depth ranges from 5- 8ft. With expander, meat or corn fished over a bed of microse or hemp, can bring good results down the track. Equally, paste does well in the margins. (2 acres / 52 pegs)

Kingfisher Pool

Kingfisher Pool - click to enlargeKingfisher Pool, whilst offering excellent all year round fishing, has undergone some alterations in recent years, with many of the larger carp being moved to Sandy pool, making way for thousands of recently stocked Crucians and Tench, to complement the existing quality Crucians (to 3lb) and Tench (to 6lb). Kingfisher still carries a head of quality Carp (to 15lb) and still boasts a large head of silvers; Bream (to 5lb), Chub (to 6lb), Perch (to 3lb) and Barbel (to 6lb). Kingfisher makes an excellent silver fish match water. Depths range from 5 to 9ft. (1.5 acres / 32 pegs)

Sandy Pool

Sandy Pool - CLICK TO ENLARGEThis irregularly-shaped lake has recently become our specimen pool, with many features to investigate, including the sunken island where fish can always be found. Carp (to well in excess of 20lb) are backed up by a good head of quality doubles. A recent welcome addition to Sandy Pool, are our Catfish, some which are in excess of 30lb (they seem to show for halibut pellets or meat), Bream to 5lb, Roach to 2lb as well as plenty of  quality Crucian, Rudd, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel and Perch. In addition to the island, reed and lily beds prove to be good features to fish to. Successful tactics also include fishing to the bottom of the marginal ledge. Good baits include expanders, castor, meat and corn. (1.3 acres / 33 pegs)

Farm Pool

The newest of our 5 pools and the closest to the Farm, hence it's name! Generously stocked with Carp, Bream, Crucian, Rudd, F1s, Ide & Roach, this circular pool hosts two islands and has 19 pegs. Depth is 4-5ft. It fishes well to the sedges on the island as well as in open water. It is adjacent to our Camping and Caravanning Club site and parking is on the hard standing section at the farm end of the pool.

Big Bad Barry caught by Barry