6-10 Cock Hill Ln, Shelf, Halifax HX3 7LP, United Kingdom
Shelf Dam is in Shelf, a beautiful part of Yorkshire. There are two lakes at Shelf Dam surrounded by peaceful countryside. The first lake is an old mill dam which is nice and small, it has 13 pegs on it. For its size, it is a very deep lake at 20ft in the middle. However, the dam wall and the opposite end of the lake are only 3ft; these tend to be the best areas to fish.
The second lake is even smaller than the first; there is only room for about six anglers on this one. There are also loads of lily pad beds on this water, so it is quite difficult to fish. Get it right, and Shelf Dam can produce some really nice fish, though.
What size do the fish go to?
Shelf Dam is a private fishing venue only available to members of certain angler clubs. Because of this, they keep the weights of fish close to their chest. However, there are good perch, pike, roach, rudd and bream in this lake. There are also some carp to double-figures too.
What tactics work well?
The thing that draws anglers to Shelf Dam is that it is a challenging water to fish. The larger lake is extremely deep for its size, and the smaller one is almost covered in lily pads. PVA bags can work very well on both water, but so can method feeders. Basically, any method that keeps the hook clear of snags on the cast is a good option. Maggots and corn are ideal baits.
What facilities are on site?
There are no facilities at Shelf Dam that we know of.
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available.
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