I brought a couple of novice anglers over today (15th March) for a few hours in the afternoon, Alan Lee From Dover and his daughter Denise, a complete beginner. I wanted a lake that would give them the best opportunity to catch and decided upon Lake Heron. Now the electricity pylons have been removed, you can fish from anywhere around the lake. And its a great little water that punches well above its weight with the variety of species it has to offer, the numbers and the weights. It was a little overcast, but warm. We had a great time. Alan used a small cage feeder to catch several good sized Bream and an out of season small tench:
Daughter Denise caught her first ever roach, in fact she went on to catch couple dozen decent sized roach using simple rod and reel waggler tactics:
After getting them settled I managed to fish for a couple of hours as well, again using a simple rod and reel waggler, and had about 20lb of really good roach and skimmers , no more than a rod length out and using just a pint of maggots. Great fishing for very little cost and big rewards and still in the winter months.
I can’t wait for my next go when I will be targeting the bream that I’ve heard about. For those that don’t know, the specimen lakes where netted to remove the silver fish and amongst them were some specimen sized bream, which were moved principally to Heron and Black Lake.