Chippies Quarry

Scholes, Leeds, LS15 4, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

The whole area has been cleared of litter and rubbish. Volunteers have been clearing the area for the last two year. It a nice clean place to fish now with plenty of pegs available.

This is a very deep disused brick pit that offers free fishing, and as such the first thing that strikes you is the fact that it is full of litter and debris. That shouldn't put you off this place, and you can fish it with a clear conscience knowing that you won't be adding to the litter that is already there. To clear it all up would take a very long time. The largest fish in the water are the carp; both commons and mirrors that have allegedly been taken to 22lb 4oz. Every now and again the water will be fished by the specimen anglers with the rod pods. Don't neglect the margins, and floating bread can also be effective on bright days. There are also quite a number of Jack pike present and larger fish to over 20lb were taken within the last 3 years. Floated sea deadbaits, being the tactic to employ. Tench in the 2 to 4lb bracket are caught with larger fish allegedly taken to 10lb 8oz in the last 12 months. Perch to 4lb, with Roach to 3lb, chub to 4lb and finally eels to 6lb make up the rest of the stock.

Perch to 4lb
Chub to 4lb

Address: Scholes, Leeds, LS15 4, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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paul - 3rd May 2021 at 5:23pm

what type of reeds are in chippys quarry in scholes


Anonymous - 10th Mar 2019 at 7:28pm

I’m moving to the area in a couple of weeks. Is this a pond/lake I could course fish or is it more a carp lake?? Thanks


Anonymous - 7th Jan 2019 at 5:49pm

Just thought you might like to check out our Facebook page as above. Leeds CC and Parks are working with us now on a project to survey and improve the pond and surrounding area. Litter picks have improved the pond but it would be helpful if you could encourage people to use the bins or take litter home. The area is being considered for local nature reserve status. Any interested people can join as a member on Facebook and will receive updates.

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tom - Reviewed 24th Aug 2020 at 6:52pm

#1 This place made me so sad. (its a long review jump to the capitals for summery if ADD) l took my daughter here for walk/reckie of the place today. To my dismay found the lake not so much as a beauty spot to walk and spot wildlife but more as a place others have used as a defunct council tip. We took the obligatory slices of bread to feed any wildlife we may come across and my binos (more so for the pescators more on that later) and off we headed for the first time.

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Barry - Reviewed 10th Feb 2020 at 9:48pm

Just found this place recently and joined the Facebook group. It's a lovely place for a walk out and the friends Facebook group is doing a great job in making it a better place. Come down to help make it a beautiful place once more, it's almost there

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Friends of Chippy's Quarry - Reviewed 7th Jan 2019 at 5:54pm

Our friends of group are working with Leeds CC and Parks and Greenspaces to improve the pond and surrounding areas. There will be surveys done before work takes place, although a lot of the litter has been cleared. If you want to join our Facebook group you can be updated on progress.

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Dave Wayne tom - Reviewed 25th Nov 2018 at 4:00pm

We're off here tomorrow if it's nice fish adviser change the review if it's fished more it will be a beast place to go but the first thing you see on Google from you is rubbish but others say it's nice to see it cleaned up thank guys

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