Coking Farm Fishery

 
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Coking Farm Fishery,
West Stour,
Gillingham,
Dorset,
SP8 5SF
Telephone
01747 839879
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Coking Farm Fishery is a well managed coarse fishery located in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, on the A30, half way between Henstridge and West Stour. On site is a shower and toilet block with access to fresh water and wifi. There is also a well-stocked baitshop supplying baits from companies such as CC Moore and Sensas, as well as maggots and sweetcorn. We also sell cold soft drinks, chocolate and Pot Noodles. There is often fresh produce available on site from the butcher who stocks local meats (great for that cooked breakfast or steak sandwich). There is also a touring park with hard standings for 30 caravans located close to the lakes.

The lakes together total over 20 acres, the farm is also the home to the Coking Farm Caravan Park. The fishery consists of 5 well-stocked lakes catering for everyone from the serious match angler to the weeklong session carp angler wishing to pit his wits against the wariest of carp and even catfish. There is a lake to cater for everybody’s taste and preferred method of fishing. The lakes average 4 acres each, which we believe is a nice size, not too big and not too small. Bookings can be taken for individuals or groups wishing to book the whole of a lake (matches or carp fishing get togethers) see the lakes page for more details. All of this is available to us because of the people that make it happen. Without the dedicated Coking Farm team we wouldn't have such a fantastic fishery.

The Fishery consists of 5 well-stocked lakes catering for everyone from the serious match angler to the weeklong session carp angler wishing to pit his wits against the wariest of carp and even catfish. There is a lake to cater for everybody's taste and preferred method of fishing. The lakes average 4 acres each, which we believe is a nice size, not too big and not too small. There are 2 specimen lakes, a runs water, and two match lakes. Click on the image to the right to see a birds eye view of the fishery.

Woodland Specimen Lake

Tucked away on the edge of Fifehead woods is Woodland Specimen Lake, which is the harder of the 2 specimen lakes, containing 200+ carp and 30 catfish. One catfish of which has never been landed and there are many anglers telling the tail of a big cat that snaps them up. There is a good head of 20lb plus fish and 6 known 30lb plus fish. The depth of the lake is between 8 and 15ft and can prove challenging but in the right conditions can produce some great catches. The lake is about 3.5 acres in size and has plenty of features to aim for. Boilies are the fishes preferred food but they love surface baits in the right conditions. The swims can be reserved over the telephone or the whole lake can be booked for a reduced rate.

Oak Specimen Lake

Oak Lake is our new specimen lake, which is 4.5 acres in size and has an average depth of 6ft. The lake is stocked with 400 carp ranging from mid doubles to upper 20's. All the fish have been grown in our stock ponds and Meadow Lake originally supplied by local fish farmer Andy Parker who has built up a great reputation supplying very attractive and fast growing carp all over the UK. The lake contains approximately 100 plus fish in the 20lb - 29lb bracket many of which will soon go over 30lb over the next year or two. We expect some great catch reports from this lake. The lake can be booked so a specific swim can be reserved or the whole lake is available for booking at a reduced rate.

Long Lake

Long lake is our other new lake and is what we call our runs water. It is 4.5 acres in size and the depth ranges from 4 - 8ft. The lake contains a massize head of 1200 carp between 5lb and 20lb and some catfish. The lake is best suited for those who want some fast action carp fishing with all methods working well for big catches of common and mirror carp. The lake can be booked in the same way as the other lakes.

Meadow Lake

Meadow Lake has turned from being a carp lake into our new match lake. The lake is 4.25 acres in size and depths vary between 6ft and 15ft. The lake is heavily stocked with carp between 2lb and 6lb, tench up to 5lb, bream up to 5lb, crucians up to 2lb and roach up to 2lb. We expect some huge match bags from here over the coming seasons. There have been reports of up to 180lb match bags! Meadow lake is also a great venue for a days pleasure fishing. The lake can be booked for matches over the telephone.

Rush Lake

Rush lake is our existing match lake that is about 2.75 acres in size and depths vary from 11ft to 8ft. Rush lake has 30 pegs on it and is perfect for smaller matches of 10 to 30 anglers. Rush lake almost always produces match weights over 100lb in the summer months and also occasionally in the winter months. The great thing about matches on Rush Lake is that everyone weighs in a good bag each time. Pleasure bags sometimes are estimated at 200lb plus on many occasions. There are some great Tench and Crucians to be caught from the lake with the biggest tench so far weighing in at 8lb 11oz with anglers often reporting fish in the 6 - 8lb bracket and 2lb plus crucians are a regular occurrence. There is a good head of bream in there up to 8lb and roach and rudd up to 3lb. Rush lake always fishes well in any conditions.

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