village has 2 lakes both measuring 90m x 40m and a 6km stretch of canal
Within 15 minutes there are many other different
sized public lakes, for which permits can easily be arranged.
Most lakes offer a varied stock of fish and
permits allow 3 lines (including fly outfits) per person.
Between the 3rd week in March to mid September,
local villages and sports clubs arrange fishing competitions. Held every
week, theses competitions are usually at the weekend and anyone is welcome
to enter. Entrance fees are usually around the £6 mark and the competition
will usually last 4 to 5 hours. Only poles or rod and line outfits are
used. Fly outfits are not allowed in these competitions.
The format of these competitions is somewhat
unorthodox in that 2 hours before the start, a large lorry arrives at
the lake and deposits between 200 and 400 kgs of farm reared trout into
the lake so that the organisers can guarantee a well stocked lake for
the competition. Bizarre but true!!!!
Needless to say those drawing pegs near the deposit point of the fish
can almost guarantee a very busy couple of hours.
Prices for daily permits on local lakes or
canals range from £2 -£8. (Our village lakes permit costs £2
Equipment, Ground bait, Live & Dead bait
can all be purchased locally. With a favourable exchange rate most equipment
is often a lot cheaper than in the U.K.