21.03.19

The Embryo Angling waters are going from strength-to-strength!

Embryo Angling Habitats is still busy installing predator fences at waters around the country, and it is really starting to pay dividends for the fisheries that have taken this step, including at its own waters.

Embryo has been steadily building a portfolio of its own waters which are run on a syndicate basis, and often these are fisheries that have been heavily predated upon by otters and have been given up by those running them previously, and often just a small number of original fish have been left.

But following the installation of predator fencing and a re-stocking programme with top quality carp from sources such as VS Fisheries and Priory Fisheries fish farms, these lakes have once again become worth fishing, and it hasn’t taken long to fill the syndicate places on most of them – although on some a few places are still available, particularly on the mid-week rota.

The stunning Cables Lake, in Oxfordshire, only opened last spring, following the stocking of 100 carp to supplement the originals that were left, and it has been fishing very well, despite it still being early in the year.

It has just produced a new lake record, which fell to Ben Smith at 35lb 4oz, and also set a new PB for him when he landed the big mirror along with others of 26lb 8oz and 15lb. Hew braved a very windy weekend during the storms to bag the trio, and the big ‘un is the fifth different fish to break the 30lb barrier already in 2019, with phenomenal growth rates being seen in this very weedy water. Fellow member Dale Diamond also managed to bag himself a 26lb 10oz mirror known as Slowper. Currently a waiting list is in operation for both the weekday and weekend tickets, but you can put your name down via the Embryo website.

Crown Lakes, is another relative newcomer to the Embryo portfolio, having only opened back up to angling last summer, but this 15 acre brick pit, which is very deep in places, has fished very well ever since then.

It is set within a country park and so is very scenic, but that did make it trickier to fully otter fence and a lot of work, time and effort has gone into completing that in order to protect the stock, as this area close to Peterborough has been badly hit by predation by otters.

Very little was left in the water when Embryo took it over, but since then more than 350 carp ranging from 12lb to over 26lb have been introduced, and now that they are protected they have been thriving and putting on weight. Ady Jakings had a productive session recently when he landed mirrors of 29lb 8oz plus another of 17lb 8oz.

Embryo Angling will be at The Big One show, at Farnborough, this weekend, so come along and see them if you are interested in fishing any of their waters. If you are interested in building predator fencing around a water that you own or control then experts will be on hand to talk you through the options, as well as showing you a model of exactly how that fencing provided by Embryo works and how it is installed. A scheme is also in place to help clubs and fisheries that don’t have the funds to protect their fisheries, via a limited amount of donated fencing each year.

For more information check out: https://www.embryoangling.org

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