Big 8 is a well-stocked specimen lake with carp in excellent condition, something we pride ourselves on. These include a lot of high doubles, around fifty at 20lb+ and one at 30lb+, known as Moley. Moley was caught in 2018 weighing in at 35lb 11oz.

Formerly known as Perch Pit (no more perch any more!) this pond is over fifty years old. It was dug out by the workers of Colthurst and Symons for the Brick Industry and was in time, developed into a fishing lake. Plenty of years for the fish to grow to the sizes they currently are.

It’s our largest pond with an area of 3.5 acres. It’s set in the centre of the fishery and has 10 swims that are well spaced apart. The pond is rectangular in design and has two spits protruding on opposite sides. Between them is a small island which helps to form the shape of a number 8, giving it it’s name.

The railway side has its own track leading to 4 dug out swims. The edges are secure with oak sleepers and include steps down to a spacious wood chipped area. A popular spot for night fishermen and perfect for a bit of cover on a windy day, so make sure you get down early to secure one!

There are four large lily pads, all of which include underwater reed beds. Meaning a great fishing spot to find some of the big lumps swimming around.

Can you take on Moley or Pacman? If you’re up for the challenge, we have a cash prize if the lake record is beaten with a fish 40lb or more…