Darrow Farm Fishery, Diss, Norfolk

With the average size of carp over 20lb this is a cracking water for action aplenty from specimen sized carp

Darrow Farm Fishery

Darrow Farm is a specimen carp water run on a day ticket, pre-booking only, basis. The fishery is on the brow of a hill overlooking the historic market town of Diss, in the beautiful countryside of Suffolk/Norfolk.

It is a friendly, family run fishery, and their passion is to offer you top quality day ticket fishing, for some of the best looking carp in East Anglia. All carp are hand picked from leading UK fish farmers.


Darrow Farm Key Details

Tickets: Prebook - Will on 07737533146
How much: £15 – 12 hours with up to 3 rods £25 – 24 hours with up to 3 rods £100 – 5 nights with up to 3 rods
How to book: Book in advance
How busy: Reasonably busy
Can you drive to swims: No
On site facilities: Toilets, drinking water
Average Size: 23lb
Max size: 32lb but will be beaten anyday
Realistic catch rate: 0-2 per session
Best swims: The Social, The Snug and The Turbines
Best rig: A simple bottom bait
Best bait: Glugged or chopped baits with a sight topper
Ideal experience level to catch: Intermediate
Fish you could catch here: Carp and perch

The best way to catch from Darrow Farm is to keep things simple.

Will Farrer

The best way to catch from Darrow Farm is to keep things simple. Bait with a little and often strategy rather than dumping in a load of bait at the start. Let the fish show you where to position your rig, they’re not shy at jumping in Darrow, thus, location is generally pretty straightforward.

In terms of bait, it is a freezer bait only venue and so to differentiate your hook bait, I suggest you try a glugged hook bait, tipped with a yellow, pink, or orange just for an extra edge. Due to the colour, I suggest adding a small PVA bag to your rig too, again to try and make it stand out on the bottom. Keep your end systems simple, coated braids and combiner’s rigs are all that is required with a nice, sharp hook.

The bailiffs at Darrow are also very helpful and knowledgeable and so it pays to listen to their suggestions and advice.

Darrow Farm Fishery, Diss

Barbed or barbless?: Barbed only
Any rules on bait?: No shelf life, nuts, particles, pellets or maggots
Baitboats allowed?: No
Fish care: Provided
What is provided?: Mats, landing nets and fish care liquids
Mainline rules: 12lb Minimum
Other rules: No zigs, floaters or climbing trees

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