Staying in Beautiful Self-Catering Holiday Cottages or Static Caravans near to all lakes
Nine Oaks is not a big self-catering holiday complex but it is a good one, and one of the naturally prettiest fisheries too! Open all year from sunrise to sunset for first class Angling and self-catering holidays from spring to late autumn.
In 2010 Nineoaks was chosen by Anglers’s Mail as one of their "Top 100 Commercial Fisheries" in the whole of the UK. As we have said, not a big complex - just a good one. We have some cracking fish, not necessarily the biggest, but good fighters in excellent condition. Here there are all varieties and colours of Carp, including, Commons, Mirrors, Linear, fully scaled Mirrors, Leather, Black "olde English" Carp, Grass Carp, Koi (White, Yellow, Orange and mottled), Golden Carp, Ghost Commons, Ghost Mirrors and Silver Carp. A few are pictured above.
Not the biggest Carp, but clean, really hard fighting Carp of all sizes, and other ‘tough’ Coarse Fish too! Here, even the smaller fish think that they’re bigger than they are, and never know when to give up scrapping! If you want a good fight with a good bend in your rod then Nineoaks’ Fish will take some beating. We promise, you will be surprised at just how hard they fight! If you prefer only big Carp, or Carp and no other coarse species then this Fishery is not for you?
Unlike many Commercial Fisheries where the Carp don’t spawn at all, here they spawn terrifically. Consequently, we have all sizes of Carp, from beautiful baby Carp, right through to 20lb+ Carp. The average size is probably around 4lb or ½lb, maybe more. Sport is generally good, if not terrific, and good all year round! Although it does slow down a little during the winter months. There are plenty of Carp between 6lb and 10lb and quite a few bigger fish too. However, we are not “an out n’ out” Big Carp" complex, just good, clean, hard fighting Carp, plus other Coarse Fish, in the same lakes for some cracking spart! However, we do allow bivvying and Night Fishing by arrangement.
We expect that all fish to be netted, and not lifted out of the water without using a landing net.
Surface Fishing is allowed, and so all good surface bait’s are allowed too. However, we also want you to take care of the fish, so heavy snatching and thick lines are definitely not permitted. We want you to catch not scare them off by fishing with "anchor rope". It is our belief that for every extra 1lb of breaking strain over 8lb will half your catch rate - everywhere. Catch fish, enjoy the sport and have a thoroughly good time.
In 2006, in an article on "Surface Fishing for Carp" in the Angling Magazine "Improve your Coarse Fishing" we were chosen as one of their best 6 Fisheries in the Country for surface Fishing for Carp. On a good day, which often happens during the summer, anglers regularly catch 50, and occasionally more Carp amongst other species too. On (our infrequent) match days during February or March - over 80lb of Carp has won a match. With 50 (yes, fifty) Carp on pole, using single sweetcorn to 4lb line in March; Terrific fishing anywhere!