I was busy on Wednesday and couldn’t make the White Acres mid week match, by Sunday I was chomping at
Discover The Joy Of Koi!
The Skegness and Mablethorpe area of the east coast is a popular holiday destination for anglers , and while there is an abundance of venues for the holiday angler to visit, this one is a little different. Set just far enough off the beaten track as to keep it tranquil and peaceful, Joy of Koi, situated near Saltfleet, has the look of a fishery that has been open much longer than its couple of year existence. The heavily wooded surroundings give the place an intimate feel, as well as providing shelter from the winds that you often experience in this part of the country!
All the pegs are easily accessible, good for the less able- bodied angler, and there is even a play area for the kids, should you want to make it a family day out. Toilets are provided on site (good news for the lady anglers among us!) and there are plenty of features to go at for the match, pleasure or specimen angler.
Owner Phil told me the lake contains an incredible 18 different species; mainly carp up to 24lb, Koi to12lb and a few exotics such as cross-bred fantail carp/goldfish, and even the odd catfish or two! Speaking to the anglers on site the common theme is that you never know what’s on the end when the float goes under, real exciting stuff.
Match weights are usually in the region of 30-40lbs, and Phil will allow the use of keepnets at his discretion, making it an ideal venue for a bunch of mates to hold a small informal knock up. The venue comes highly recommended if you’re in the area plenty of bites, from a good variety of species. Phil can be contacted on 01507 358461 or 07944 405429 for more details or match/pleasure bookings.
Address :Summermeade, Jubilee Road, North Somercotes, LN11 7LH
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Directions – follow the road north out of Saltfleet and past Oasis lakes on the right hand side. You leave the main village and then come to some more houses, a shop and a pub on the right set on a corner. Immediately after the pub on the left is a right turn signposted ‘RAF Donna Nook’. Turn down this road and the entrance is 50 yds on the right, signposted ‘Joy of Koi’.