Inspired Angling Fisheries (formerly Yarm Fishery), Urlay Nook Road, 8th March 2013
Yarm Fishery first came to my attention about 18 months ago, they have since increased the fish stock levels substantially with some small carp, roach and tench adding to the existing stock of fish.
I arrived around 8am, the weather was overcast, cold and a light drizzle of rain. John, a member of Anglers Cabin was already there when I arrived. John had fished the lake since the revamp and also when it was owned by Albion Angling Club many years ago.
John had taken peg 7 on the far side of the lake giving him the point of the island, some open water to his right and also a far margin swim. After reading some advice from the lads on Anglers Cabin I decided to tackle the open water from Peg 10.
Pole only today so a 6 & 13 metre line. Bait was half a pint of mixed maggots and half a pint of casters.
|John was his prize of the day|
John on Peg 7 was catching steadily and my swims weren't producing the same stamp of fish so I popped over a sat with him. John was fishing right across into the reeds off the island, the float settled and bang, fish on. John mentioned that bites were even quicker in the open water but shipping the pole back was a little akward so he stuck to his island swim. I decided to move onto Peg 9, so I would also have an opportunity to exploit the reeds on the island opposite.
It was 13 metre's to the island, so a comfortable pole range and by putting the pole roller right next to the otter fence I was able to ship back over the fence and use a branch on a tree behind as a temporary roller so shipping in and out was simplified and I didn't have to break the pole down.
|A stonking roach, around a 1lb|
John was doing extremely well, his approach was slightly different and he was potting in a small ball of chopped worm, this was bringing a good stamp of fish. Thinking he had hooked a small carp a lovely roach was netted that we estimated nudging the 1lb mark.
Time flew by and we both packed up around 3pm. John had a very impressive 79 fish to my 30+, all beautiful condition roach, it would have made a great catch shot if we had the keepnets in.
30+ cracking roach made for a very enjoyable day. John's 79 roach and 1 tench eclipsed my catch including a brilliant roach of around a 1lb.
Yarm fishery has shown it's potentially. The fish will only get bigger and the fishing even better. Inspired Angling have some great plans for the site, based on what they have done with Urlsemere Lake I can see a great fishery evolving which is right on my door step!
A cracking stock of roach, just see the pictures of a select few fish...
|First fish from Peg 10|
|Looking back to the island from Peg 11|
|Peg 9, the fish started to come a lot quicker here|