Pike in Norwich

Fishing Journal: April 20th 2017. Tandridge Lake, what a treasure

First trip of what will be many to the lovely Tandridge Lake or a great days fishing !

fishing tandridge lakesI found this new to me lake via an internet search and sent an email to ask a couple of questions. A couple of pleasant replies later I confirmed I would be popping down to fish their couple of acre lake.

The first impression of the lake was what a beautifully kept lake. The guys here really seem to care about their jewel just off the M25 and I for one congratulate them on such a nice venue to go fishing.

I admit that for a few seconds I was fooled into thinking that at 7am I already had fellow anglers who had already claimed their pegs, but these are the fake anglers the guys at the lake have installed to scare of unwanted wildlife and maybe people too 🙂

I was very lucky in having the whole lake to fish by myself for the day so was able to change swims with the wind direction and where ever I fished, I was on the fish very quickly. I made a couple of new friends who made me chuckle a few times during the day. Tame enough to take food from my hand which is always a great thing to happen in my book.

I set up my short float rod, used a Balsa 6 for my float, changing to one of my Windy floats for an hour when the wind picked up, but mainly used the Balsa 6 for the days fishing.

On with the fishing.

As I mentioned what ever swim I moved to, changed peg 3 times during the day due to the wind, I was on the fish in no time at all.

During the day I landed about 30 Gudgeon, 20 Roach one to about 8oz, 5 or 6 baby Carp which was nice, a few Skimmers and 2 small Carp one of 4lb and the other of 6lb.

Every fish including the smaller ones fought much much harder than their size said they should of. The 2 “small” Carp put up a full fight for themselves and I was convinced I was on doubles for both.

Beautiful in colour these Carp were a pleasure to have sport with and return fighting fit, splashing me in contempt as I placed them back.

I baited using maggot, worm, sweetcorn and a few pellets on the hook, being most successful with the Maggots and Pellets.

All in all I had a very pleasant days fishing and look forward to a revisit very very soon and hopefully catch the larger fish next time, but to be honest the surroundings are so pleasant that he fishing seems to take second place.

Tandridge Lake would be most suitable for family’s or a group of friends wanting a nice days fishing with plenty of fish on tap to keep you happy all day using simple light fishing gear tactics. It would also serve as a very good club match lake due to the plentiful and varied fish on offer.

Wishing you tight lines

DC x

 

 

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