Tinkers Pond


Willow Bank, Barnsley, S71 1DX, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Tinkers Pond is a wonderful little lake in South Yorkshire. It is most known for its match fishing, but there are a few carp in the lake. Most anglers who fish Tinkers a lot, though, use the float rod or the pole and have a pleasant day by the lake.

If you’re learning how to fish or returning to fishing from some time off, Tinkers is a good place to start. Once you get on the fish, you can keep them in your swim for a long time and catch plenty. It is a great lake to learn new techniques to take them to bigger lakes and bigger fish.

What size do the fish go to?

The fish in Tinkers aren’t huge, but there are some carp to double figures and possibly even bigger. There are also bream to about 5lbs, tench, roach, rudd and perch to catch.

What tactics work well?

Pole and float fishing seem to be the go-to tactics on this lake. Use good quality groundbait mixed with your hook baits (corn or maggots is a good option). Make up a few balls of groundbait when you arrive and chuck them in the lake in a tight group. Then, once you’re ready to start fishing, the fish will already be there. Keep topping up your groundbait throughout the session, and you’ll be catching loads of fish.

What facilities are on site?

There is disabled access to some of the pegs here.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available close to the lake and close to the disabled swims.

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