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The Day Ticket Lakes at Messingham Sands

 Day tickets are available on three separate waters all of which are reserved solely for the pleasure angler, no matches are held on these lakes thus guaranteeing that there are pegs available at all times.

The Oak Tree

This is one of the best Day Ticket lakes you could ever hope to fish, it is really well stocked with a variety of species and gives excellent all year round sport. Anglers target the Carp in particular during the warmer months and take really good mixed bags of Carp, Skimmers, Rudd and Chub when temperatures fall. A bite a cast is almost guaranteed on light tackle even in the coldest weather.
The lake is on the right immediately as you enter the fishery with vehicular access to every one of the 50 pegs.
During the warmer weather almost any bait or method will meet with success, including pellet, corn, meat, bread etc and100lb plus catches are commonplace.
During the winter months baits such as soft pellet, maggots and casters come into their own.
Please use THIS LINK to view a map of the fishery and layout.
Please check the fishery rules section for the Day Ticket lakes using THIS LINK.

A section of the Oak Tree day ticket lake

50 well spaced comfortable pegs

One of the most popular day ticket lakes in the area

A youngster enjoys the sport on this well stocked lake

NIGHT FISHING.

 A LIMITED NUMBER OF 24 HOUR  FISHING PERMITS

ARE AVAILABLE ON THE NORTH AND SOUTH LAKES.

THESE PERMITS WILL RUN FROM 9.OO A.M. TO 9.00 A.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY.

COST WILL BE 20 PER SESSION.

TEL 07399546266.

LEAVE YOUR DETAILS AND PREFERRED DATES AND WE WILL CALL YOU BACK.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TEL NUMBER IS SOLELY USED FOR NIGHT FISHING BOOKINGS.)

The North Day Ticket Lake

This lake is popular for the quality of the fish with many species present to specimen sizes. Although there is a good head of Carp to over 25lbs and a few Catfish to 40lbs plus, which both respond to traditional Carp fishing tactics, it is the silver fish which are the jewels in the crown. Roach and Rudd to 2lbs, plus quality Skimmers and larger Bream to over 5lbs, Perch to over 4lbs and a few Chub to 6lbs can be caught. Up in the water tactics with maggots or casters will produce a bite a cast all year round and the mixture of fish species always makes for an interesting day.
There are around 25 pegs including some in a channel which respond well to waggler tactics and a large deep basin which is very popular in the winter.

A section of the basin on the North day ticket

Looking down the cut on the North day ticket opening to the basin

The South Day Ticket

The South day ticket lake is always in great form producing quality fish for visiting anglers. It has 25 well spaced pegs and is well suited to the natural angler, this lake tends to be overlooked with many anglers preferring to fish the Oak Tree lake instead but this lake holds many specimen sized fish which can be caught quite easily on a wide variation of methods and baits, If you are happy catching quality Roach all day then this is the place to fish with individual fish weighing in at more than 2lbs and many other fish attaining specimen proportions, the Carp and Catfish can be caught on a wide variation of methods including on the surface and up in the water but the better fish are normally caught on more traditional bomb or feeder rigs using bigger baits that the smaller fish cannot get to, if you are a bit of a purist angler and enjoy fishing for fighting fit fish then this is the lake for you.

A view of the south day ticket

The lake has 25 comfortable well spaced pegs

A view of the lake from the road side

Merry's Pool

Merry's Pool is situated approximately 500 yards past the main entrance of Messingham Sands on the right adjacent to the Grange Park Fishery lakes, drive into the entrance of the Grange Park Fishery site and keep to the right hand side track way, this will lead you to the lake on your right hand side.

This pool has 28 permanent pegs with two of these pegs being designed for disabled anglers, the pegs are well spaced with good access and parking behind all, please note that only fishery pellets acquired from the Messingham Sands main complex can be used on this lake.

This pool is relatively new compared to the main Messingham Sands complex but boasts the same high stock levels that makes for a fantastic days fishing, the pool is stocked with a variety of species and is situated in a quite secluded location with drivable comfortable access to all of the pegs making this fishery one of the best around, if you like not knowing what fish you will catch next and having a fun filled bagging session with a few mates then this is the fishery for you.

Fish stocks include Carp to over 20lbs in weight, although most of these fish are in the 2lb to 4lbs size range, , Crucians, Tench, F.1's, Skimmers and Chub make for a busy day on pole or waggler tactics.

Please note: this lake may also be booked for matches, On match days pegs not booked may be fished on day ticket.

A view of the lake as you drive in

One of the small islands to fish up to

Also available for match bookings

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