Bank Lane, Faceby, TS9 7, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Ascott Ponds are club waters controlled by Thornaby Angling Association. There are two small ponds here; the largest and most fished is about two acres in size. The ponds get very weedy at certain times of the year, but there is a rake on site for members to use. However, the weeds do hold some very hard-fighting fish. There are tench that will pull your arm off as well as plenty of bream, carp, roach, rudd and perch too.
What size do the fish go to?
None of the fish in Ascott Ponds are massive, but you can build a good weight over a session. There are carp to 5lbs; some say there are tench to about 5lbs too. There are also roach and rudd to good weights and bream that are nice too. With the right tactics, weights over 40lbs are possible in one session here.
What tactics work well?
All of the fish in this lake respond well to feeder fishing, with a mix of groundbait and pellets being a go-to for club members. Worm and maggots are also a good choice here on the pole or waggler float. Baiting a margin swim throughout the day (while you’re fishing more centrally) will keep the action going. Open-ended feeders are a popular choice here but don’t ignore the method feeder either.
What facilities are on site?
Other than the weed rake, no facilities currently.
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available.
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