The Lake

 

The lake was built in the early 1960s and was used by the previous owner to farm fish for food, it had never been fished seriously before we took it over. The lake is totally private and has closed water status so there is no need for a licence.

We allow a maximum of 4 people with a maximum of 2 fishing or at our discretion 3 fishing, exclusive use only, this is to keep the pressure off the lake so that everyone has a really good chance to catch a good number of fish during their stay here. Due to the stocking levels you will never be far away from the fish wherever you decide to fish from.

Woodpecker Pool is exclusively for your use only for the duration of your stay and is two and a half acres in size and is easily accessible all around and it is in a secluded garden setting.

There is a small boathouse which gives it the feel of an old English estate lake, a small island also adds to the character of the lake.

Around the lake there are several different types of tree including, poplars, silver birch, willow, several different firs, oak, walnuts, figs, pear, apple and cherry.

All of the banks are flat and are grass so it is ideally suited to the less mobile angler, there are no restrictions of where you can fish from, it is also an ideal lake to stalk as the dam bank has a lot of overhanging silver birches but the branches are all clear of the water and the carp love to hide away at times under these in the summer when it is hot.

The lake depth varies from a few inches to approximately 8 feet at it's deepest on the dam side and has a generally flat bottom of gravel and clay with a few silt pockets.

The lake is totally landlocked and is spring fed so the water quality is excellent.

There is no weed or lilies in the lake and virtually no snags.

There are no Poisson Chat or Bream in the lake

Snow and ice February 2018 - Fishing Lakes France Snow and ice February 2018 - Fishing Lakes France

Sunrise June 2017 - Fishing Lakes France Double rainbow over Woodpecker June 2017 - Fishing Lakes France

November day at Woodpecker 2016 - Fishing Lakes France

Sunrise over Woodpecker June 2016 - Fishing Lakes France

A grey day at Woodpecker - Fishing Lakes France

Early spring at Woodpecker - Fishing Lakes France

 Summer at Woodpecker - Fishing Lakes France A rainbow over Woodpecker - Fishing Lakes France Early morning Sunrise - Fishing Lakes France

 

Looking across to the boathouse from the dam - Fishing Lakes France Looking back towards the accomodation - Fishing Lakes France Winter at Woodpecker - Fishing Lakes France

Sunrise at Woodpecker April 2009 - Fishing Lakes France A beautiful summer's day at Woodpecker - Fishing Lakes France

The Boathouse - Fishing Lakes France Moon rising over Woodpecker September 2011 - Fishing Lakes France

Moon rising over Woodpecker with the buzzers glowing  - Fishing Lakes France

Sunrise over Woodpecker September 2011 - Fishing Lakes France

Moon over the Boathouse - Fishing Lakes France Lake View from behind the rods - Fishing Lakes France Early morning Sunrise 2010 - Fishing Lakes France

Looking towards the dam- Fishing Lakes France Looking towards the bottom corner of the lake- Fishing Lakes France Looking towards the top corner of the lake- Fishing Lakes France

 

As you can see from the above pictures the lake and surroundings change completely through the seasons so there is always something different to see at all times of the year.


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