Wold Lake, Wold Farm Fisheries

A small, pretty lake with little angling pressure with plenty of fish to go at for the stalker

Wold Lake, Wold Farm Fisheries

Day ticket or syndicate: Day ticket
How much?: £10 day ticket per rod, 24 hours 2 rods is £40
How do I get a ticket?: Phone Dax Miller before you fish on 07974 000230
How busy is it?: Quiet
Can you drive to the swims?: No.
On site facilities: None, but nets and mats etc are provided
Nearest tackle shop: Carp superstore, Wellingborough
Average size: 15lb+
Max realistic size: 30lb
Realistic catch rate: 1-5 per session
Best swims: Only 6 swims and a small lake so no hotspots, islands are a good feature.
Best method: Surface fishing in the summer
Best bait: Floating pellets
Ideal fishing range: 50-yards
Strange rules you should know: No meats at all and barbless hooks only.
Skill level to catch: Intermediate
Location: Poddington, NN29 7XA

Wold Lake, Wold Farm Fisheries, Poddington

The Wold lake is predominantly a Carp water of approx 2 acres in size with 2 islands, holding immaculate specimens to over 30lb.

One of the characters of the lake being a large ghost carp that can be very easily distinguishable by its bright colours as it swims across the surface.

A stalkers paradise, but tread quietly, they can be shy!

- Danny Chapman

What do I need to know?

Wold lake also contains some Catfiish to over 30lb and they’re caught fairly regularly by the carp anglers.

There are only 6 swims and the lake is very secluded so you can really get the sense of solitude and exclusivity, it almost feels like a little french lake.

Night fishing is available on this lake as part of a 24hour ticket.

The price is a little top heavy at £40 for a 24-hour, although it’s priced to keep it premium and quiet, it doesn’t change the fact you can fish more recognised venues nearby cheaper.

This pricing is to your advantage though if you can justify it as it keeps the angling pressure down and generally its more day ticket anglers you’ll come across.

I fished the lake heavily for around a week a few years ago now and we had some nice fish, the majority came from a spread-boilie approach with wafters fished around it.

Little fell to the particle approach other than lots of small carp under 3/4lb, which I’m not sure is still an issue at the lake.

We had the majority of our fish off the surface using a free lined bit of bread, dropping slowly through the layers cast in front of roaming fish, I reckon the Nash bread bomb would work really well.

Fishing on the surface with mixers during the summer months can be extremely effective but make sure you creep around and conceal your presence because the slightest movement or wrong cast can put the carp well on edge.

Wold Lake is very much a stalkers paradise. Because it’s small and intimate, you are NEVER far away from a carp or two. Tread carefully and don’t forget your polaroids!


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Chappers has been angling since he was five and has spent the last 10-years fishing across the World. Catching carp to 60lb, wild Arapaima to 400lbs, Siamese carp over 200lb, Maekong Catfish to 250lb and 100lb Redtail catfish.

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