Coltsford Mill Hot
Enjoy the great sport of fly fishing at Coltsford Mill Trout Fishery. An exclusive 12 acre Estate, containing 4 acres of picturesque Trout Water comprising two lakes, Mill Pool and Willow Pool fed by the River Eden, which in turn also feeds the Upper and Lower Cascade Pools. Our waters are stocked with hard-fighting Rainbows and Browns, grown on within our own stew-ponds from stock size 2lb up to heavyweight doubles, boasting a fishery record of 22lb and 2oz. All anglers may take advantage of our Club-house with full bar facilities and comfortable Lounge area, and also visit the new Tackle Shop.
This lake covers a total area of 2 and a half acres and is fed by the river Eden. The Mill pool has good average depths of 7 - 8 feet with deeper areas of 10 feet plus off the top dam. This trout lake is well established and offers the experienced angler the chance to fish natural patterns with a floating line, nymphs, buzzers and dry flies. Trout Stock sizes? a good 2lb to heavy doubles. There is no restriction on lines, except shooting heads, lures may be used as well. Maximum hook size is a 10 shank with a team of 3 flies permitted.
Fed from the Top Cascade over a waterfall flowing down to a large pool with a small island. This cascade is a far easier way to fish but still giving a challenge to the experienced angler and novice. Again no lures are permitted in the Lower Cascade. This particular water provides a very good dry fly result in the evening and is favoured by regular fishermen.
This pool is fed directly from the Mill Pool through a conical flow dropping some 15 feet, giving a good supply of oxygenated water, resulting in strong fighting fish up to 6lb in weight. More intericate casting is required with sweeping bends making for a challenge. Traditional patterns and wet friels produce successful returns. Single fly, maximum hook size 10 shank, no lures permitted.
This slightly smaller lake covers an area of 1 and a half acres, also river-fed. The depths are greater than that of the Mill Pool, therefore, fishing is by heavier lines and lures seem to be the best method to success. This pool offers an attractive back-drop of hawthorn trees and vegetation with good dry sport fished close to these margins. Maximum hook size is 10 long shank with a team of 3 flies mermitted and lures.