River Darenth & associated Lakes
On this page we give some pointers on how, when and where to catch the fish. Much depends on the time of the year, weather, equipment being used and finally and perhaps most importantly, your own ability. Much of the information given has been gleaned from the Bailiffs, who themselves regularly fish the various venues.
For the protection of our waters against poaching, we have not identified precisely each venues location.
I have given descriptions to some pictures ............place cursor over the picture.
This complex of waters contain 4 lakes and a river running through the middle. The largest will be termed No1, the 2nd and 3rd lakes are each smaller in size and the smallest but long lake will be No 4. - R Coltman
Number 1 Lake
|Block feeder with maggots
Ledger, Block feeder with fishmeal boilies
Ledger with fish meal boilies
Float or ledger - sea dead baits.
|Spit, high bank or peat beds
Fish the clear spots in the weed
You do not have to fish too far out for the hot spots.
Spit and high bank.
For 'big bags', it is best to pre bait the swim.
Use heavy tackle near the weed.
Use heavy tackle and trace. October is a good time.
Number 2 Lake
|Ledger use boilies.
Ledger with & boilies.
Float with maggots
|For 'snaggy' swims use heavy tackle.
Particle can work on some days, but it is best to pre bait lightly.
Night time is best especially just after dusk
If you find shoals of fry, you'll find the Perch will arrive soon after.
Number 3 Lake
|Ledger use boilies.
Ledge with sweetcorn
|Use heavy tackle in
weed. The night time is best.
Use heavy tackle in weed. Rake the swim the day before and pre bait.
Number 4 Lake
|Ledger with fruit boilies
Ledger Tutti fruiti boilies
Float & ledger with maggots & sweetcorn.
|Heavy tackle near weed. These fish also
respond to hemp.
Heavy tackle near weed. Night time is best.
For best results and bigger fish it is best to rake the swim the day before. Best time is early morning. Small fish can be had all day.
|Float with maggots & bread
Float & ledger with maggot, bread & worms
Lure - dead bait
|Trot into the various deep pools and BE
Watch out for snags and again BE QUIET !
The Pike tend to come from the lakes and are on the smaller size in the river.
When this page was first loaded, the bird calling was a Cormorant.
Designed by Mikros - Copyright 2014