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Gilling West Fishery

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GILLING WEST FISHERY

Gilling West fishery consists of two lakes both approximately 5 acres in size, situated either side of Gilling beck are completely different in style. These lakes were constructed in 2001 and whilst there is still work to be done they are now looking very attractive. If you like to cast a fly for trout where better to try than the lovely Mill Lake.

Mill lake is sort of secretive and only by walking round it can this be appreciated being shaped not dissimilar to a cobblers last it is always possible to find a quite corner sheltered from both the elements and view of other anglers.
Species:- Roach, Rudd, Tench, Crucian Carp, Bream, Carp & Trout.

Cow Pasture Lake, the access road and car park for both lakes is adjacent to this lake.
This lake can be best described as a long tear drop shape with two large islands one of which is probably 100yds long and along one side of which gives the feeling of fishing a canal. This lake benefits from twelve easily accessible platforms and because of the islands it is usually possible to fish out of the wind.
Species:- Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench, Crucian Carp, Gudgeon & Carp.

Methods.
These lakes average 4ft deep and seem to respond best to light tackle and small baits, here the float either rod & line or pole rules supreme.
Groundbait should be used only in moderation max 1kg, barbless hooks only.