Specialist Carp Water
The Grove is a recent addition to the Taswood portfolio, it used to be a trout lake which featured on one of John Wilson’s fishing programmes, but has since been re-sculptured and restocked with stacks of fast growing very hungry British carp ranging from 10lb to just over 30lb. The average size of the fish are around mid to upper doubles with plenty of 20s and fish to just over 30lb.
Secluded sheltered water with comfortable large swims which we would class as an medium difficulty water.
It’s around 4 Acres in size with all fishing on one side with lily pads, reeds and bays to cast to. The fish can like loads of bait, all methods work well and they also like to take floating baits.
We also offer the opportunity to rent the whole lake on an exclusive use basis for groups of 2 up to 8 anglers, get in touch to book.
The first swim as you come through the gate, the usual spots that produce are tight to either the far or end margin. Fish also like to hang around close in on your right-hand margin. Average depth between 4 and 5 foot.
Again, the far margins produce plenty of fish especially from the reeds off the point, fish also get caught closer in tight to the pads in the left-hand margin. Average depth between 4 and 5 foot.
A very popular swim which commands the widest part of the lake, the best area is often close to the lillies that are situated in the entrance of the back bay. During the winter when the lillies die off fish like to group up tight in this secluded back bay. Average depth between 5 and 6 foot.
Another popular swim that has plenty of options, you have a couple of sets of pads and some very good far margin spots. Average depth between 5 and 6 foot.
STEPS 1 & STEPS 2
Two very similar swims, they both have access to big sets of pads which are the main feature of these swims. Steps 2 also has a large reed bed in the left-hand margin that always holds fish. Average depth between 5 and 6 foot.
Situated on the thinnest part of the lake, often a neglected swim but can produce plenty of fish. The best spots are either tight to the far margin and in the near left margin off the pads or near right hand margin reed bed. Average depth between 5 and 6 foot.
The first swim as the lake starts to widen again, the far margin is again a good place to start as well as the set of pads in the right-hand margin. Average depth between 5 and 6 foot.
This can be a very good swim with plenty of nice-looking spots to try tight to the far margin bushes and lillies. Average depth between 5 and 6 foot.
THE SOCIAL (double swim)
A very popular swim which is ideal for 2 people with plenty of space for 2 bivvys and plenty of water and options to fish too. Plenty of nice-looking spots on the far margins with weeping willow trees and lillies to fish to. Average depth between 5 and 6 foot.
Often a neglected swim right down the far end, a quiet and stealthly approach is best as fish can come in very close, as well as some nice-looking spots on the far margin. Average depth between 5 and 6 foot.
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