Woodside pool is the most prolific of the waters on site regularly producing massive match and pleasure weights in excess of 100lbs during the summer months. Carp are the dominant species averaging anywhere between 2lb-4lbs with individuals reaching well into double figures. Tench are also stocked to 10lbs, roach to over 1lb, rudd to over 1lb, perch to nearly 4lbs and bream to 4lbs.
Woodside pool is the most mature of the three pools on site. The pool was constructed back in 1997, and has been available to fish since 1999. The pool is stocked heavily with all major species of coarse fish but mainly carp and tench, with individuals reaching 29lb 8oz and 10lb 1oz respectively. Depths vary from 1.5ft to 12ft, with the average depth being between 3-4ft.
Woodside pool caters for both the amateur and experienced angler alike and fishes all year round. Good weights can be achieved on a variety of popular methods and baits making large match and pleasure weights a realistic possibility for any angler of any pedigree. The current match weight record stands at 275lbs, caught on 12th September 2015 by Gary Meredith from UK Angling AC.
Tried and tested methods include waggler or pole fished corn and pellets (which are available to buy on site) tight in the margins or 3-5 metres out depending on the time of year. During the summer months, fish can be caught up in the water on either the pole of pellet waggler.
The key is to keep the bait going in! Larger carp and tench can be caught using a light feeder or straight bomb fished close to the island. However, most of the larger carp are caught on the surface during warm evenings using dog biscuits.
To see how Woodside Pool is fishing at the moment, please be sure to check the match results page, which is updated every week.
Please note that Woodside pool is very popular amongst match fishermen with contests taking place most weekends. The water is also commonly used for magazine features so please be sure to check the availability of the pool before hand.
Remember, we offer on-site accommodation at Woodside, so why not book an extended stay with us and take advantage of the pools availability during the week?