The Willows Carp & Coarse Fishery

Boat Lane, Methley, LS26 9AH, Leeds, United Kingdom

Eric’s Willows is home to the best carp stock in the North and one of the best stocks in the country.At 25 acres in size, the gravel pit was initially established as an
exclusive syndicate before being changed to a day ticket fishery in May
2013 in order to fund other development projects in the area. Set in
lower Mexborough Estates, the lake is home to a diverse variety of
wildlife as a result of the careful management undertaken in partnership
with local authorities; this has resulted in the optimum environment
for carp to thrive, proven in the stock that is now present.The current stock stands in excess of 350 fish from several prestigious
suppliers with the lake record standing at an impressive 58lb which is a
new Yorkshire record and also possibly the Northern record. This
specimen is supported by 16 different forties to 49lb 8oz and over 50
different thirties subject to seasonality. The initial stockings took
place in 2005-2006 when all fish introduced were C3’s with an average
weight of just 5lb. The significant weight increases seen since is due
in no small part to the diverse range of aquatic invertebrates providing
a rich and abundant natural food source.

Address: Boat Lane, Methley, LS26 9AH, Leeds, United Kingdom

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