Wellow Dam in Nottinghamshire is a spring fed lake which is around an acre in size, located just outside the village of Wellow, in North Nottinghamshire. The pond has 25 pegs which all provide plenty of fish holding features to target. There are large patches of lily pads in areas of the water, try to get a peg which offers a chance to fish up to them, they are great fish holding features. As you’d expect, most fish you hook will try to head into them, so it could be a bit of a white knuckle ride when you connect with a biggie.
During the winter, the pads die off. The root systems are still under the surface, so if you haven’t been before you might not know where they are. Some people cast into the pads during the winter, the stems go hollow so there is less chance of getting snagged up.
The water is stocked with a wide range of species including carp, F1’s, tench, bream, perch, barbel and chub. There are some good sized carp – big doubles; these can be caught in the margins during the summer.
The pegs are the metal grill type ones that stick out into the water. You need to be careful when you are fishing, you are unlikely to find anything you drop! Putting bank sticks into the ground or setting up a brolly could be a faff if you can’t fasten them to your box.
The venue is open all year round for pleasure fishing and also match bookings. If there is a match booking, then the lake will be closed for pleasure anglers. If you do turn up and there is a match on, or if the lake is full there then Little John Lakes or Springvale are fairly close alternative fishing options.