Stoat Hall Fishery November 12th 2011
Saturday 12th November saw the trio heading for Stoat Hall Fishery near Bretherton it was a cold start to the day with the sun rising as we arrived.
Today was going to be a day of 2 halves, we were going to fish pool 2 in the morning then move onto pool 3 in the afternoon, we were first on the fishery and had the choice of any pegs.
I chose a peg to the right of the second island on pool 2,you do not need deep rigs for this pool,depth of swim at 10 metres was approx 2 feet 6 inches.
Close to the island the water is very shallow, I plumbed up and found that the bottom of the pool slopes slightly from left to right, I decided to try and catch fish on the slope and started with 4mm white soft pellets.
As the weather is colder now I reduce the amount of feed I put in, today it was few micros every time I shipped out.
There were fish topping and it was not long before I had a small skimmer, more were to follow and some were decent sized.I managed to bag a couple of small carp, one on pellet & one on double pinkie.
After a good mornings fishing I moved onto pool 3, mainly to try out my new Maver Medusa pole, I chose a peg at the end of the pool with good room behind.
Pool 3 has a good depth of water and my swim depth at 10metres was approx 4 feet 6 inches, the further you go out the deeper it becomes.
Steve and Nelson were already fishing when I arrived, they were both among the fish and Steve had bagged some small carp.
First fish caught on the new pole was a small roach on pinkie more followed along with some decent skimmers, all caught on 4mm soft white pellet or pinkies.
It was to go cold later in the day but the roach & skimmers were still feeding, we had a good day out and price of a day ticket was £6.50