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9th-10th of Sept. 6 acre lake on the edge of the New Forest.
September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pmFree
On the edge of the New Forest.
Hucklesbrook is a six-acre gravel pit that holds a good head of carp and tench. Commons to over 35lb and mirrors to over 25lb are present with an average size fish being a high double. The lake also attracts many specialist tench anglers with specimens to 12lb reported, with a large head of 6-8lb fish. The lake also holds an abundance of silver fish with the large shoals of roach and rudd rarely fished for. In addition, there is a growing perch population who are taking advantage of the absence of pike to pile on the weight. Crucians have been landed in the past and are believed to still be present in smaller numbers although are rarely the target of angler’s attentions.
The venue has well established banks and large, cut swims making access very good and the fishing comfortable. The flat path around the water makes the use of a trolley easy. There are many features on the bottom and a large island but don’t ignore the deep, tree-lined margins where many fish patrol. The club owns the lake and we have introduced some additional linears and fully scaled mirrors to bolster the stocks already present. These fish were all stunning in appearance.