ELKINGTON ANGLING

Elkington Angling are a group of anglers that got together in 2016 to continue improving heron lake and it surroundings creating a great habitat for the fish and wildlife, whilst improving  the quality of fishing.

HERON LAKE

THE 3 ACRE LAKE WAS ORIGINALLY DUG AND FORMED IN AROUND 1842 BY THE OWNERS OF ELKINGTON HALL WHICH UNTIL THE EARLY 70s OVER LOOKED THE LAKE FROM THE PARKLAND WHICH YOU DRIVE THROUGH TO THE LAKE IT WAS ORIGINALLY FORMED AS A BOATING LAKE WITH 2 ISLANDS AND A BOAT HOUSE OF WHICH ONLY THE FOOTINGS REMAIN

IN 2015 THE LAND OWNER WAS APPROACHED WITH REGARD TO GETTING THE LAKE DE SILTED THE WORK BEGAN IN EARLY 2016 WITH THOUSANDS OF TONS OF SILT BEING DUG OUT REVELING THE ORIGINAL BOTTOM AND RE INSTATING THE ISLAND AT THE TOP OF THE LAKE WHICH YOU COULD WALK TO WITH OUT GETTING YOU FEET WET, IT WAS THEN DUG OUT RIGHT BACK TO THE OLD BOAT HOUSE FOOTINGS

IT TOOK SEVERAL MONTHS TO RE FILL IN NOVEMBER THE ORIGINAL FISH WERE RESTOCKED WHICH COMPILED OF BREAM TO 7LB / TENCH / ROACH / CRUCIANS /PERCH IN NOVEMBER WE ADDED A FURTHER 120 BREAM FROM 8″ TO 1.5 LB 50 TENCH FROM 8″TO 2LB AND 60 ROACH FROM 8″ TO 1LB

NO CARP WERE RESTOCKED WE WANTED TO GET BACK TO THE GRASS ROOTS OF TRADITIONAL ESTATE LAKE FISHING IN WHAT IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS SET IN THE LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS YET WITHIN EASY REACH OF LOUTH, MARKET RASEN, GRIMSBY AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES

OUR ETHOS IS TO BRING TOGETHER LIKE MINDED ANGLERS THAT DON’T WANT TO FISH THE HEAVILY OVERSTOCK COMMERCIAL CARP FISHERIES

MEMBERSHIPS ARE LIMITED SO GET YOUR APPLICATION IN SOON

IN 2017 WE HOPE TO START TO ERECT AN OTTER FENCE TO PROTECT OUR FISH STOCKS, FUNDS ARE LIMITED SO ANY HELP WITH CONSTRUCTION FROM MEMBERS WILL BE A GREAT HELP

TIGHT LINES

 

 

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