Nineoaks has 3 Coarse lakes, the Main Lake, the House Pool and the Novices Pool. Each Lake has a good head of mixed Coarse Fish Species, including:-
- Roach (and good sized ones too);
- Bream and skimmers;
- All species of Carp, including Grass Carp and Koi Carp, Commons, Mirrors, Leather and Linear;
- Small Chub;
- and small Barbel.
Carp and Roach Fishing is excellent with plenty of Roach 1/2lb and over. We have all species of Carp, Golden, Ghost, Mirror, Common, Linear, Leather, Grass, Old English (Black), Silver, Bronze, Yellow Koi and Koi Hybrids. We also have some good Bream Fishing with the bigger specimens coming from the House Pool and plenty of 1/2lb skimmers from the Main Lake.
While we don't have the biggest Tench we do have some lovely golden/light green examples that give a really good fight for their size.
Best baits: Sweetcorn, pellet, worm and maggot and floating baits for the carp, Roach and occasional Bream.
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More small Tench were stocked during late autumn 2011, and again autumn 2017 along with more Chub and small Barbel to increase the numbers of decent Tench. While we don't have the biggest Tench we do have some lovely golden/light green examples that give a really good account of themselves for their size.
At the same time we also stocked more small Chub and some 8"-10" Barbel. During Spring and Summer 2012 a few of the Chub and Barbel have been caught showing that they have grown quite a bit during t past 6 months or so.
Carp Fishing is really excellent. We have all species of Carp, Golden, Ghost, Mirror, Common, Linear, 1/2 lb Leathers, Grass Carp, Old English (Black), Silver, Bronze, Yellow Koi and Koi Hybrids. Following the terrific spawnings that the Carp have here we have all sizes of Carp from lovely babies right up to 20lb+ specimens. There is a good head of doubles, lots between 6llb and 8lb with most Carp around 5lb. Early mornings and afternoon/evenings for surface fishing for them and most other times float fishing, ledgering or method fishing. Most baits work well, such as sweetcorn, luncheon meat, cat or dog food, various bog biscuits, meat balls, fresh sausage, curry flavoured baits etc. etc.
We also have some good Bream and Skimmer Bream Fishing, with the bigger specimens coming from the House Pool. There are plenty of 1/2lb skimmers from the Main Lake, and small numbers in the Novices Pool.
Maggots, and Caster while being excellent baits, will generally provide the Roach and non-carp species.
There are some big 4lb plus Eels, but as they are not regularly fished for they are usually caught by accident.