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Silver Springs Fishery

Somerset

Latitude: 51.36251 | Longitude: -2.820634

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Contact details

Silver Street Congresbury North Somerset BS49 5EY BS49 5EY

01934 877073

info@silverspringsfishery.com

http://www.silverspringsfishery.com

Description

Silver Springs Fishery consists of 2 main lakes, a 4.5 acre coarse lake, and a 2.5 acre carp lake. Both lakes are fed from an ancient spring sourced back to the Mendips. It is situated on Congresbury Moors between Bristol and Weston Super Mare giving panoramic views of Cadbury Hill and the Mendips.

Details

Coarse Lake
The coarse lake was constructed in 2000 and has matured well. It is 4.5 acres and averages 10ft in depth, at it’s deepest it is 16ft and 5ft in the shallows. There is a safety shelf around the majority of the lake.

Access to the coarse lake from the car park is excellent and unless you actually want to go rambling around the lake there is no requirement for a trolley. Disabled access is also catered for, and the flat, even banks are suitable for wheelchair use.

There are 10 designated swims spaced 30ft apart along one bank with the other two banks being for the angler who prefers a bit of cover. It will comfortably accommodate 20 anglers.

Fishing:
The tench and carp have bred consistently and there is a good variety of sizes. The summer months can produce 200lb plus bags and the evening sport on floating baits in particular can be spectacular.
The winter fishing produces quality rudd , roach and along with a good head of chub and huge F1s there are big skimmers that still like to get their heads down even in the colder weather and it makes for good fishing all year round.

Baits:
All the usual baits work with pellet, meat, and corn etc through the summer for the bigger fish and during the colder weather red maggot and caster over hemp tends to be their tipple.

Stock:
Carp to mid 20's, rudd and roach to 3lb, tench, bream, chub, perch and gudgeon.

All nets must be dipped
Barbless hooks only, up to a size 6
No nuts
No night fishing
Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult
No lines under 4lb
No rods to be left unattended
No swimming, fires, dogs or radios on site
All rubbish to be taken home

Opening Times:
8am to half an hour before dusk.

Carp Lake
The carp lake is 4 acres and averages 5ft in depth, it has one long island through the middle which has a hole either end dropping down to 7ft. It can comfortably accommodate 10 anglers, and there are reedbeds and rush areas that are ideal for stalking and a few areas with water lilies and bogbean.

Fishing and Baits
Squid and octopus, B2, strawberry, pineapple and tutti-fruiti boilies, floating crust, dog biscuit and halibut pellet are all methods that work well.

Winter baits are maggots on a hair rig, worm, sweetcorn and ground baits either fished over or in pva bags.

Stock:
Mirror and Common carp to high 20s.

Carp mats to be used at all times
No keep nets
No poles
Only weigh fish in a sling or landing net
No nuts
Barbless hooks only
Minimum 8lb line
No rods to be left unattended
No swimming, fires, dogs or radios on site
All rubbish to be taken home

Opening Times:
8am to half an hour before dusk.

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Reviews

carptart

Lovely little lake with some outstanding fish. Good features. On site toilet and they have done a fair bit with swim upgrade. Worth a shot

mand

Lovely place nice and peaceful and the fish are top class clean and great

Species

Bream

Carp

Chub

Gudgeon

Perch

Roach

Rudd

Tench

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