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- Oaktree Fishery -

carp tench roach perch

Location in South West:
Bottreaux Mill, West Anstey, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3PU, England, UK

Tel: (01398) 341568
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4* Self Catering Cottages. Caravans / Motorhomes Pitches, Tackle & Bait Shop, Toilets / Showers, Hot/Cold food & drink, Ample parking

Best Baits:
Carp - sweetcorn, luncheon meat, boillies, mixers
Tench - worm, luncheon meat
Roach/Bream - maggot
Perch - maggot, worm

Getting There: Exit the M5 at junction 27 and take the A361 to Barnstaple. Straight on at the roundabout at Tiverton and after about 9 miles turn right at the turning signposted Knowstone. Travel through Roachill & turn left at the cross roads sign posted West Anstey. When you reach the B3227 turn left. After about ˝ mile turn right at the Jubilee Inn. At the next T-junction turn left and go 3/4 mile straight down the road and straight over the Crossroads(Bommertown-X-) 1/2 mile left into fishery.

Oaktree Fishery provides a chance to go coarse fishing surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt North Devon countryside rich in wildlife, with far reaching views of the Exmoor National Park. A haven of peace and quiet covering almost 30 acres, it has been specially created to provide the ultimate coarse fishing experience for the serious fisherman [match, specimen or pleasure] or the absolute beginner who can expect to land a good sized bag of fish at their first attempt.

Fishing is available all year round. Snacks and drinks, hearty breakfasts, lunchtime meals in the 'Fisherman's Lounge' overlooking Otters Lake, toilet/shower facilities and tackle hire are also on site. Large car parks are available and easily accessible for the disabled or elderly next to Stags and Otters lake.

Camping and caravaning are available on site with toilets/shower facilities and a games room with pool table, etc. Several fine local Inns provide hospitality for weary fisher folk and there is always plenty to interest all tastes within a short drive, including family attractions, ancient villages, sandy beaches and wild, open moorland scenery. The area is ideal for walking, riding, birdwatching or simply just relaxing!!!

Oaktree Coarse Fishery consists of three richly stocked lakes. There are 2 pleasure / match fishing lakes and 1 specimen fishing lake.

Stags Lake: contains mirror & common carp [to 40+lbs], tench [to 8lbs], koi carp [to 22lbs] and perch [to 5lb+], a wells catfish [60lb+]. The lake is 2 acres in size with depths to 18ft+ and is normally well coloured. Boillies are the favoured bait, although chum mixer works in warm weather.

Oaktree & Otter Lakes: are around 2 acres and shallower. They are normally well coloured due to the populations of small carp, tench and roach that are present. Pole takes shoals of carp that average 4lb to 6lb plus bonus fish to around 14lb+ on Otters Lake and on Oaktree Lake pole takes shoals of carp that average 6lb to 9lb plus bonus fish to around 18lb+. 

Open all year round
Fish to be returned to the water immediately after catching/weighing
All outside landing nets, keep nets, slings, mats and cradles are “BANNED”
Landing nets, mats and weighing slings are supplied by Oaktree FOC
Keep nets are available for hire only
No fixed rigs (all must run free)
Strictly barbless hooks only
NO nuts
NO nut-type / particle baits / home-made baits
All Visitors / Fisherman must report to Tackle shop on arrival before looking around “Oaktree”
Please see/read on-site rules board for any changes

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