Saturday, 21 February 2009

Carp Fishing in Somerset

Avalon Fisheries - Shapwick Rd, Westhay, Somerset. This is a day ticket water consisting of 11 acres, split into 2 lakes containing rudd, roach, perch, tench, carp. Many double figure carp to 20lb +. £6 adult, £4 junior/senior citizens/disabled. Night fishing by appointment only. No carp in keep nets, no
floating baits on course lake. Drinks & Sweets available. For further info ring Ted 01278-456429 or 07855-825059.

Browns Pond - Two and half acre pond in Bridgwater next to Bridgwater Canal containing carp to around the 20lb mark but mostly smaller. A nice lake with many features including snags, lilies, islands and depths to around 7 or 8 foot all making this an interesting lake to fish. There are also toilets and shops very close by and the only drawback is the night fishing ban. For more info Tel: 01278 444145.

Chard Reservoir - 49 acre reservoir in Chafficombe near Chard stocked with carp to just over 30lb plus some good bream, tench and pike and a good head of roach. Fishing is rom two banks and the depths further out go anything uo to 30ft so a thoughtful approach is needed for best results. Chard is open all year round and day and season tickets are available, Tel: 07704 632077 or 07736364577

Combwich Lake - 20 acre clay pit in Combwich, Somerset, well stocked with carp to just under 28lb, fruit boilies are said to one of the best baits here... Day tickets are about £3.30 per day in advance, also you can get a club ticket for about £20 and £6 for juniors, OAP's and the disabled, very good value! For more info Tel: 01278 459032

Dunwear Lakes - Four old clay pits between 2 and 18 acres in size near Bridgewater containing carp to 27lb, South Lake is the best for the larger carp, day tickets in advance Tel: 01278 422397

Emborough Pond - 5 acre lake in beautiful surroundings in Emborough, Somerset containing carp to around 25lb, it is quite a difficult water mainly due to it's very silty bottom, season tickets only costing around £25, for more info Tel: Thatchers Angling, 01749 673513.

Oxenlease Farm - Two small farm ponds in Wiveliscombe well stocked with carp to around 20 lb, day tickets and caravans available, Tel: 01984 623427

The Sedges - Two small lakes near Taunton containing carp to over 20 lb, caravans on site to stay in Tel: 01278 445221

Thorney Lakes - Two small lakes on Thorney Farm in Muchelney well stocked with carp to over 20 lb, Tel: 01458 250811

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