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Our specimen lake, Station, is one of the most
popular day ticket waters in the Midlands, a real
haven with some stunning fish in. Lavender Hall
Fishery was first established 25 years ago. Station
is clay lined, but as in any lake, the silt has built up
over the years in the open water, which is a very
good feature to fish to but, make sure your rigs will
present your bait, as the silt can be deep in places.
Around the three islands you will find the gravel
and clay areas that are obviously fished a lot and
do produce many fish as most island spots do. The
depth does vary across the lake with the roadside
genuinely being a bit shallower around the 4ft
mark, and the far side of the lake is around the 6ft
mark. It was once an all-out runs water, but this is
not the case any more, as over the years we have
netted the lake to remove the smaller carp and
silver fish etc.
The fish stocks are certainly not low with around
100 carp in a two-acre lake, but these fish are very
pressured and have seen it all. The swims are very
well spaced, but with just 11 of them, it can feel
busy quickly if a few anglers arrive at once. We do
only allow eight anglers on the lake to give
everyone a bit more room.
Fishery manager Tom Lawrie says: “At the right time of year it does like
its bait. It’s a water where I’m happy to fish over lots different kind of
baits, i.e., either particle or boilies. Certainly for the bigger fish I’d go for
boilies, and a good particle mix with corn for numbers of fish. In the
summer it can be a great surface and zig water. The fish do move around
quite a lot – they get all over. You don’t always want to fish to the three
islands; they will of course produce fish, but they also know that they are
very vulnerable there and will be extremely cautious. In the winter you
would expect to find the fish out in the middle channel and in the deeper
open water areas, but they can come in close along the eastern side of the
lake. It’s a very good margin water, so try to always have a rod in the edge,
as it is often where the big girls get caught.”
How to fish the lake:
Station is a very busy day ticket water. For those wishing to do the day
down there always check availability before coming down. Anglers
wishing to night fish the lake must book in advance, as places are
limited to prevent overfishing. (You do not book an individual peg on
the lake, just a space on the lake. It is first come first served regarding
which peg you fish.)
Specimen Lake Prices:
£15.00 Day ticket (maximum of two rods per angler)
£13.00 Concession day ticket (under 16s or over 65s)
£15.00 Night ticket (Runs from dusk until dawn)
£13.00 Half-day ticket (starts from 1pm daily)
£10.00 Concession half-day ticket (starts from 1pm daily)
£25.00 24-hour ticket (maximum of two rods per angler)
The lake is available to book exclusively for
a group of anglers. Please get in touch for
more information regarding this. To book in
or to check availability, call 01676530299,
or if for some reason you don’t get through,
call Fishery Manager Tom on 07796998309
or email
Tom, Lavender Hall Fishery


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