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South View Fishery

Devon

Latitude: 50.6778 | Longitude: -3.558091

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Contact details

South View Farm Shillingford St George Exeter Devon EX2 9UP EX2 9UP

01392 832278

info@southviewfishery.co.uk

http://www.southviewfishery.co.uk

Description

South View Coarse Fishery consists of three spring fed lakes known as Willow, Kingfisher and Heron. Situated near Exeter within 6 acres of a peaceful Devon valley, the lakes have regularly produced rewarding catches since they were opened to day anglers up to 40 years ago. Surrounded by a variety of established trees and vegetation, creating a haven for many species of plants,birds and wildlife offering the angler a delightful place to relax and refresh.

Details

Heron Lake
Heron Lake (bottom) was planned with the safety of younger and disabled anglers in mind, having flat banks, making it ideal for children and newcomers learning their sport.

Heron is our match lake providing excellent coarse and carp fishing with bags of a variety of species which include Perch, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Gudgeon and Carp.

Maggots, casters, worm, corn, meat, pellets and paste all work well. Whatever bait is chosen the golden rule is accurate feeding, use a pole pot or a catapult when waggler fishing. If small roach become problematic on maggot, a change to a larger bait such as corn will bring a better stamp of fish.

Floating baits such as bread and mixers can be used to target the Carp during the warmer months with the evenings being a favourite time to use this exciting method.

Kingfisher Lake
Kingfisher Lake (middle) this is our largest lake over an acre in size, with depths ranging from 2ft to 5ft.

A popular visitor to the lake is the kingfisher often heard and seen.

There are a good mix of Common, Mirror, Linear and Ghost carp. Also present are Roach, Rudd, Tench and Perch which average 1-3.5lb so offer a real treat to those targeting these species.

All techniques work here with the pole and waggler being most popular but do not neglect the feeder.  Pole and waggler fishing between 9 and 11 metres is productive, the bed contours can easily be found with careful plumbing.  Start by fishing the deeper part of the swim but be aware that the fish may come up in the water particularly where loose feed is being used. Do not neglect the margins, good numbers of fish can be caught close in, literally within a rod length of the bank.

Maggots, casters, worm, corn, meat, pellets and paste all work well.  Whatever bait is chosen the golden rule is accurate feeding, use a pole pot or a catapult when waggler fishing.  If small roach become problematic on maggot, a change to a larger bait such as corn will bring a better stamp of fish.

In winter, good catches of roach can be taken on red maggot and pinkie with the odd bonus fish falling to corn.

Floating baits such as bread and mixers can be used to target the Carp during the warmer months with the evenings being a favourite time to use this exciting method.

Willow Lake
Willow Lake (top) is our oldest lake dating back to the middle of the last century.

It’s a spring fed lake with a natural island surrounded by a wide variety of established trees and vegetation.

The lake is stocked with carp to almost 30lb with a good population of Tench, Perch, Rudd and Roach.

Corn, meat, pellets and paste and boilies are all popular baits. Bread has proved effective both on or just below the surface or on the bottom. The whole lake fishes well in the summer with the island and dam being popular, the deeper water near the outlet is favoured in winter.

Do not neglect the margins, good numbers of fish can be caught close in, literally within a rod length of the bank.

Floating baits such as bread and mixers can be used to target the Carp during the warmer months with the evenings being a favourite time to use this exciting method.

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Reviews

loopy9700

Great

speedergaz

Good fishing, top pond needs a little TLC as some platforms are broken and lot of trees in way of casting etc

creynolds

Top fishing place, had a week there in April, 2nd water is better with dog biscuit doing really well. Good fun

dazzybod

Great place 3 pools . Just fished the first one by the lodges plenty of silvers and the odd few carp . The other two have plenty of carp .

skyefraser

Good set of lakes, some care would be nice

jamiefish

Bit of fun when the carp aren't having it at your local. Loads of fish so take plenty of bait! Middle lake is the best for hauling, I've had them in to 16lb in the middle and seen 20s come out on the top. The bottom is just as good I hear.

jamiefish123

'Absolute bagging waters, proper place if you want a bend in your rod and plenty of carp on your net :)'

delkimz

Go to place for a bite

Tips

skyefraser

Fishing the middle pond, you can catch a few off the top on a sunny day🎺, but when the sun is going down and anglers start to leave. Down the margins I hooked two double figure fish on the pole.

skyefraser

Surface fishing top pond for great sport

jamiefish123

Absolute bagging waters, proper place if you want a bend in your rod and plenty of carp on your net :)

Species

Bream

Carp

Gudgeon

Perch

Roach

Rudd

Tench

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