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Pine Lake




Pen-Y-Ffrith Coarse Fishery, Llanarmon-Yn-Ial Nr Mold.

18TH MAY 2011

Before I get to the fishing, I it has to be said this fishery is one of the most picturesque and well maintained fishery I have fished in a long time. From the stunning views of the Clwydian range and surrounding area to the bird gardens, wildlife and immaculate grounds.

All pegs were hard standing with plenty of room and well spaced apart.  The car park is of an ample size with good access to the fishery, with a small drive up to the specimen lake for people with lots of gear for long days and nights.

I was fishing with my brother on the day, we fished the match/pleasure water (Pine Lake) on the last two pegs on the left looking from the track, to the left of the large disabled peg. From the first cast to the island my brother was in to a tench even before his feeder had settled.

We both fished to the island around ½-1 meter from it, it was only about 2-3 feet deep and as soon as my feeder went in the tip was round for a nice carp about 2 lb. We must have taken about 150lb in tench and carp on the day between us. We fished on triple red maggot, meat and pellet on size 14-16 hooks with a mix of 2-4mm pellet and ground bait in small cage feeders.

My brother fished against the island for most of the day, with constant results. I started against the island,  and then baited the margins, fishing the top three sections of my pole, which produced good carp as soon as the float went in, after success in the margins I moved out mid water about ten meters on the pole fishing pellet with again instant fish more tench than carp. It did not matter where I fished or at what depth the fishing was excellent.

The facilities were great; there was a cafe for hot and cold drinks and toilets available on site. The sat nav does not work due to the location so if you follow the brown signs with ducks on from the village (Llanarmon-Yn-Ial) it will take you strait to the fishery.

All in all this is a brilliant fishery with something for everyone. We fished the match/pleasure lake but there is a carp and tench water (spinney) which has the larger fish in it and also a specimen lake for the more serious carp angler.

Water

Pine Lake.

Peg

Second to last peg on the left, as you look from the track.

Tactics

1: Small cage feeder to the island ½-1 meter from it, hook 14-16 at approx 1 foot from     feeder, fishing  red maggot meat and pellet, with mixed 2-4mm pellets and ground bait in the feeder.

2: In the margins on the bottom using 6mm pellet on a size 14 hook, feeding 4mm pellets. This can be done on pole of float rod.

3: Fishing   about ten meters out on the bottom using 6mm pellets on a size 16 hook feeding 2-4 mm pellets regular. Again this can be done on pole or float rod.

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