Hoyle Mill Dam

Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 1, Barnsley, United Kingdom

The lake, which is a little over 8 acres in size and down in a dip, is surrounded by woods and has 60 pegs from which to fish with more than 13 acres to go at. There are three banks where you may fish, but be aware that getting to the pegs that are furthest from the parking lot is a real effort. If you're anything like me and insist on bringing every piece of equipment you've ever purchased to your swim, a trolley is a must.

Barnsley AA manages the water. What you spend for either your day ticket or season book will depend on what fish you are pursuing. The heaviest carp in Yorkshire, "Sally," a common that was taken from this body of water at 49 lbs. 3 oz., is currently proudly on display at the Tackle Box store on Doncaster Road in Barnsley. The fish sadly passed away in 2003. While the carp fisherman pound in the high-protein baits, the silver fish savour it and eat it up, putting on weight as a consequence.

When the water temperature dips, the dam end, which has a depth of 7 to 9 feet, might be a suitable end to target. Massive silver fish populations are there, and the location is unbeatable for the cost of a course fishing day ticket. When the warm breeze is blowing into the corners, the water has spots that are just a few feet deep, making it a great site to target in the late hours of the night. The primary channel, which spans almost the whole length, is about 7 and a half feet wide. You may catch fish most of the day with caster and maggots. The key to using this water is to feed it liberally and keep it flowing. If you keep going, the fish will ultimately follow the food in, even if you have to start 3 or 4 rod lengths out at first. As the day goes on, you may also need to shallow up.

Carp to 25lb

Address: Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 1, Barnsley, United Kingdom

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How to buy license for this lake - 29th Oct 2022 at 11:03am

Hi I'm new to fishing in the UK and I don't understand all of it I know I need rod license but I heard you also need a license for fishing in ponds and rivers and lakes or permission from private owners I live 10min away for this spot and would like to start my fishing adventure from this place please help a phone number or contact details how to buy a day license for this lake would help me alot big thanks


Richard otley - 28th Jul 2021 at 2:46pm

Can you night fish

Tony - replied on 8th Jun 2022 at 7:30am

No night fishing on the lake


Mike - 11st Aug 2020 at 9:57am

Is there a match Saturday 15 august


Terry Saxon - 28th Feb 2020 at 9:00pm

Hi i’m a retired angler 69 years old. Can you tell me the prices for day tickets and yearly members book. Thanks Terry


Lee - 9th Dec 2019 at 2:59pm

Is the any pike in heas


Andy zuppinger - 7th Oct 2019 at 2:05pm

Are their any restrictions on this water? Is a day ticket available? I have been working abroad since 2004, I am home now and wanting to get back to fishing. Thanks in advance.

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Nigel crowther - Reviewed 22nd Aug 2022 at 1:05pm

Please note guy's that this fishery is no longer free to fish there is a pegging fee

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nigel crowther - Reviewed 21st Nov 2020 at 3:47pm

just an heads up guys this site is out of date it is no long free to fish if you need any info then please look on facebook for hoylemill course fshery

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