Marsh Lane, Hereford HR2 8JX, United Kingdom
Andy’s Fishing Lake is located on a 450-acre arable farm in the middle of the countryside in Herefordshire, just a few miles from the border with Wales and five miles north of Ross-on-Wye. It was established in the spring of 2005 and has been open to the public ever since.
Andy’s Fishing Lake was initially dug out to serve as a water source for a nearby strawberry and raspberry farm. Subsequently, the lake was stocked with several thousand mirror and common carp, roach, bream, tench, and perch fish.
Andy’s is one of the few large day-ticket venues in the UK that does not allow matches. One of the attributes of Andy’s Fishing Lake is that due to the high quality of the water, all of the fish are in excellent condition, and even the smaller ones fight way above their weight.
It is becoming increasingly common for anglers to report taking pleasure catches of over 100 pounds, and several anglers have reported that they have taken over 400 pounds of fish in a single day.
What size do the fish go to?
Even though the majority of the carp were only 8 ounces when they were first introduced, they are now routinely coming out between 5 and 6 pounds. The larger carp that were initially introduced are now over the 15-pound mark, and several fish that are just under 20 pounds have been caught.
The Tench run to over 4lbs
What tactics work well?
When the weather is warmer and the carp can be seen moving around under the surface, anglers often choose to fish with a pole, waggler, or surface bait. These methods are popular.
Pellets are a good feed and hook bait for fishing for carp or silver fish because this is what the fish were fed on for a couple of years prior to the lake opening for angling. This means that the fish are already accustomed to eating pellets.
What facilities are on site?
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available.