Eel Fishing at Nine Oaks Anglng Centre

Looking for a large Eel?

Nineoaks in Summer youngster from Llangollen with a fine Common visiting angler lands excellent Carp from Main Pool Our Barbel are growing nicely


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Layout and Aerial view of Nineoaks

Photograph of a 2.5” thick Eel!

The remains of a Large Eel found dead after it had been pulled through the Fishery fencing and presumably eaten "alive"
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Fishery layout

A plan of the Fishery, its buildings and its lakes

Aerial view of Fishery

An aerial view of Fishery, courtesy of Google
Aerial map, courtesy of Google

Eel Fishing

Unfortunately, although we have some big Eels, we’re always told about them after they’ve been caught and so we have no pictures of them!

Nineoaks has 3 Coarse lakes, with Eels in all of them. As we have a stream running right through the property it is almost inevitable that we will have Eels. Our largest Eel was estimated to be 4lb and was caught in the Main Lake.

A few days into August 2011, a large (3” diameter) Eel was caught during the day on luncheon meat in the Main Pool about 6“ from the bank under overhanging branches. The young lady that caught it was so startled by her "horrible" capture that she released the line tension and the Eel then broke her 12lb main line as it returned rapidly in amongst the roots of the nearest overhanging tree!

Each of the 3 Coarse lakes (and presumably the Trout Lakes too) have Eels in them. The photograph above was of an Eel that had been found, and dragged out of the Novices Pool and pulled through the wire netting (we think by a Mink) until the wire mesh could stretch no further. It was then eaten "alive" from the stream side right up to the netting! What is your estimate of it’s weight? Other large and smaller Eels have since been caught, unfortunately we do not have photographs of them or their captors. If you catch any notable fish just ask Bill (owner) to weigh and photograph it for you, please.

Night Fishing, early morning and late evening often produces an Eel or two. Best bait’s have been lob worms or large pieces of Luncheon Meat fished on the ledger close-in near the banks and under trees. Here you will find out more about Night Fishing.

Best bait’s: Lob Worm, large chunks of Luncheon meat fished in the margins among the roots of the overhanging trees and bushes.

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Our lakes:-

Main has an average depth of 4-5ft. There are plenty of trees, bushes and bays all around the lake that provide lots of features to fish in to and under. A good variety of Carp of all sizes with the biggest going into the mid-20’s. Main also has some excellent Roach fishing, skimmers, Tench and Grass carp up to 14lb. Bream are reputed to be in to double figures with a large black specimen infrequently caught. Mainly Bream of around 3/4-1lb mark are caught on sweetcorn.

House is about 10ft deep in the middle with the margins being about 4ft deep. Plenty of features and trees/bushes on 3 sides and a large lilly bed. House. like Main, has a good head of Carp plus Bream, excellent Roach, Tench and a couple of Grass Carp up to 10lb. Carp here go up to 18lb with an average of about 4lb. With it’s good depth, fishing on the bottom away from the banks generally with sweetcorn, good number of decent Bream are caught. Mainly around the 1-1 1/2lb mark. With a few bigger specimens and plenty of smaller ones to keep you busy.

Novices is between 6 and 8ft deep in the middle. Some tree cover and deep margins. Carp up to 4lb with plenty of 1/2lb’ers and good Roach to keep the novice, beginner or expert angler busy all day. there are a small number of skimmer Bream in this pool. To one side of the Lake there is a thick hedge providing plenty of cover when it’s windy.

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