Fished big hayes a few years ago and got my PB 23lb 12oz !
Top all round venue. Big Hayes Carp Challenge 2012 won with 350lb+. 2nd, 3rd , 4th & 5th all 100lb+. Wadmill open now with big revamp.
A great venue - a personal favourite.
First time fishing Wadmill lake. Very hard throughout the day.
Boilies and pellet on the hair did nothing, I caught 2 carp at 6:30pm on a single piece of corn with a little and often scattering of 3mm pellet and the same with pork meat from Lidl. Throughout the day I used plenty of stick mix but no joy.
I think on this lake, keep it simple and natural. Next time it's corn mean and maggots for me.
Unfortunately I lost 2 runs, my hook link snapped, I am told that it could be a large pike biting through the braid.
Most people were catching on the far side of the lake in the margins, one lucky chap even got a 22lb ghostie.
if you want to catch!
A couple I spoke to gave up after catching 50 between them! A good lake to keep you busy all around 5 lb Ish.
This venue would get a 5 if they built a toilet and shower block in my opinion.
Brilliant fishery c
Did Wadmill for a night fish on a cold October with Minty! Had 7 fish overall, lost a few. Had 2xPike to 7.5lb, 2xCommon to 10.5lb and 3xMirror up to 9lb! Simple tactics did well, simple rigs with halibut pellets and biggest Pike on whole Mackerel.