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Damhead Fishery 30th April 2013

This was the second trip to this fantastic fishery, after having had a great day last time; we were really looking forward to today. We settled on the left bank facing the island with the wind coming from our left, we both love this time of year, waters are starting to come to life with fish topping, bird life and new vegetation starting sprout and to show green, the water at Damhead was that lovely brown color showing fish are on the feed.  

Damhead fishery is a true gem, clean well maintained and brilliant fishing, the quality of the fishing and fish was outstanding, with constant bites all morning, we only fished a short session of 8am till 14:30 and as the morning went on the bites came fast and furious as we fed our swims and worked our pole lines.

There is a very large head of silver fish in this water, especially the skimmers, also a good mixed head of other fish and with more exotic species like Barbel and Grass Carp . This venue is ideal for pleasure anglers old and new, great for dads and lads and small open and club matches, mainly a pole water with the possibilities of fishing waggler and tip from certain pegs, with plenty of features and good margin depths. The water is set in a quiet area of south Wirral, rich in bird life with an element of charm and true character, this fishery is far from a muddy hole in the ground full of Carp.

The fish we took where mainly Skimmers, with Roach and Rudd, I took Tench at the start and a few small Carp, true to form the Tench came early on with the Carp on showing now and again, there was plenty of Carp moving in the lily pads and around the island, but maybe a few weeks before they really wake up and feed.

I you want a cracking days fishing with constant bites and fish, I highly recommend this venue, it was great to see a fishery so focused on providing great fishing in lovely surroundings, you don’t need all the gear in the world, simple tactics where devastating on the water fishing only 4 meters out, just feed little and often and be accurate and you won’t go far wrong. Big thanks to Stewart and Roger for their hospitality and for running such a great fishery. We will be back soon.


Adam: 5

James: 6


Adam: Pole Line at 9 meters, on the bottom, size 16 Kamasan B911 F1 hook, 4mm soft expander on the hook feeding softened 2mm pellets little and often.

Pole Line at 4 meters, on the bottom, size 16 Kamasan B911 F1 hook, 4mm soft expander on the hook feeding softened 2mm pellets little and often.

James: Pole line 8meters to the front. Rig fished on the deck 3lb Preston reflow main line 2lb hook length to kazaman b911 size 18. Double red maggot hook bait feeding pinch of maggot and hemp every ship out.


damhead april 2013