Rookley Country Park

Main Road, Rookley, PO38 3LU, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Situated at the heart of the Isle of Wight, Rookley Country Park offers on-site accommodation and easy access to all the great attractions the island has to offer. There are well stocked fishing lakes and bait and tackle shop ideal for experienced anglers, with personal tuition available for enthusiastic beginners.Small Lake is an attractive and interesting pool with plenty of bankside vegetation. It is only three-quarters of an acre in size. It contains a variety of species including Roach, Rudd, Perch, Tench, Golden Tench, Mirror Carp, Common Carp and, Perch, Tench, Golden Tench, Mirror Carp, Common Carp and large Crucian Carp to 3lb 12oz. The Carp are steadily growing with many between 8 and 15lb, with some over 20lb. Best methods include floater fishing in the summer months (but please be careful to keep an eye on the wildfowl), method feeders with pellet or boilies as hookbaits. Float fishing with a single maggot or worms on the drop will account for Roach and Perch, one a cast. Ideal for youngsters and beginners. The large lake is around 2 acres. This is the specimen lake, containing mainly Carp. The Carp total around 130 double figure fish with over 100 20lb plus fish and  20 over 30lb, all with good growth rates. Most of the fish are from the fast growing Fishers Pond strain and are predominantly Mirrors. The lake records is at present over 40lb. The lake record common is 26lb+. The majority of fish are caught using boilies. Good quality frozen bait is best and is available on site from the fishery shop, along with pellets, prepared particles and a wide range of carp tackle.

Address: Main Road, Rookley, PO38 3LU, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

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