Located just a few miles north of Mansfield, Sherwood Forest Fishery provides a choice of 5 different lakes where you can wet your nets. The fishery is down a really long lane as you turn off the main road – it gets progressively worst further down. When you can hear your pole sections knocking around in your holdall you are close!
With 185 pegs to pick from you will be spoilt for choice:
Cavendish Lake – an oblong shaped lake with pegs down just one site. Fishing a pole down the side or at 11m works well, as do waggler and feeder tactics.
Maunside – a smaller straight lake with 20 pegs. With depths of up to 5ft this offers good year round pole fishing.
Sherwood Lake – a large “S” shaped lake (quite apt) with a number of pegs which will leave you feeling tired after a few hours fishing. There are lots of enticing areas and features to fish to.
Langdale Channel – a small oval shaped lake which is perfect for beginners or a relaxing pleasure session.
Holmedale Lake – possibly the most interesting lake due to its irregular shape. This lake holds the venues match record of 232lbs. The lake contains a high number of carp, but on hard days the large head of silver fish can provide good sport. It is a very shallow and silty lake. Paste works well in summer.
The venue often has regular matches – if you plan on fishing a specific lake you may be advised to check the lake is available to save being disappointed when you rock up with your tackle.
Tackling a margin carp.