Top Lake, Hacche Moor fishery

Set in an idyllic location just on the edge of Exmoor surrounded by outstanding views and rolling hills, Hacche Moor fishery offers some fantastic fishing.

Hacche Moor fishery

How much does it cost: £30 for 24 hours
How do you book or get a ticket: Book before you go
How busy is it: Usually a swim or two available
Can you drive to the swims: No
Average size of the fish: 20lb
Skill level to catch: Intermediate
Best bait: Fishmeal boilies
Best method: PVA bags or margin traps
Max realistic size: 38lb
Facilities: Toilets

Hacche Moor Fishery, Devon

Hacche Moor is a relatively new 1.75 acre day ticket venue in South Molton with a decent stock.

Offering some varied angling, carp averaging 20lb, going up to just below 40lb and set in the idyllic foothills of Exmoor, Hacche Moor is a must visit for carp anglers in Devon.

A relatively new day ticket venue which deserves all the credit it can get!

Jack Gabriel

The tranquility and chance of a real special carp makes Hacche Moor on of my favourite venues in Devon.

Honestly, there is nothing I would change about the place.

The scenery, facilities, condition of the fish and quality of each swim at Hacche Moor are brilliant.

Fishing wise, take your time finding spots to fish, keep very quiet around the lake and do not ignore the margins as these account for a large amount of captures.

A good quality bait is a must, seems to react well to fish meal baits, I use Sticky baits ” The Krill – pellet bring them in too and do not ignore maggots either.

Simple rigs are effective and solid bags are a good starting point.

Hook baits can vary, but bright colours seem to do well, wafter hookbaits in a washed out colour are my go to though and always do well.

Personally I opt to use solid bags on Hacche Moor as most of the fishing is in the edge, I believe a neatly tied solid bag is the perfect trap for these wary carp in the margins.

When you arrive make sure you walk the lake and locate the fish, it’s only a small place so location is super important, find them and spend an hour or two if you need to.

Hacche Moor Fishery Rules

Are bait boats allowed: No
Are there any rig rules: No leaders, min 15lb mainline.
Are there any rules on barbed hooks: Barbless or Micro-barb only.
Any baits that are banned: No nuts, shelf life boilies, lures, no artificial baits.
How many rods are allowed: 3 rods max
Is there an age limit: Under 18's must be accompaned.
Fish care: All mats, nets and slings are provided - do not use your own.

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