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- Avalon Fishery -


Location in South West:
Westhay, nr Glastonbury, Somerset, England.

Leigh on 07855 835059

Day Tickets:
Moors lake - Match Lake (Match bookings are also available)
Single Rod £7 per day, Evening (After 16.30) £4
Two Rods £9 per day, Evening (After 16.30) £6

Concessionary - Juniors, OAP’s, Disabled
Single Rod £4 per day, Evening (After 16.30) £3
Two rods £6 per day, Evening (After 16.30) £5

Heath Lake - Specimen Carp Lake
Day £10, Night Only (19.00 - 07.00) £15
24hr Session £20
48hr Session £35 + £15 per 24hrs
Maximum two rods
24hr and Night sessions must be booked in advance.

Ample car parking, toilets.

Best Baits:
Pellets, Paste, Corn, Meat, Worm, Maggot

How to find us:
From Bristol and Bath
Take the A39 through wells towards Glastonbury, just as you approach Glastonbury at the roundabout take the exit sign posted Meare / West Hay and Peatmoor Centre. Follow this road along the banks of the River Brue until you get to West Hay and then turn left for Shapwick / Peatmoor Centre and follow the road over a small bridge past the Peatmoor Centre and the Fishery entrance is on the left. Drive down the lane closing the gate behind you and the car park is on the left.

From M5 Jct 23
Take the A39 towards Glastonbury / Street. When you reach the T-Juction on a 90 degree bend next to the King Sedge Moor Drain go left staying on the A39 until you see a sign for Peatmoor Centre and Shapwick. Turn Left and drive through Shapwick until you go over the South drain, go straight ahead. Drive Carefully as the road is uneven and Avalon Fisheries is on the right. Drive down the lane closing the gate behind you and the car park is on the left.

Avalon Fishery is set in the tranquil heart of the Somerset Levels Avalon Fisheries is surrounded with an abundance of wildlife of the near by nature reserves.

This well established water consists of Two lakes, a 23 peg Specimen lake (Heath Lake) with a maximum of 12 swims available for night sessions with a large head of double figure carp into mid to high 20s and a pleasure and match lake (Moors Lake) that is open from dawn to dusk and has 48 generously spread swims offering excellent sport for all types of anglers. In the summer it regularly produces 100+ bags of quality carp to double figures, plus tench, bream, skimmers,chub roach, rudd, perch and pike. A large car park and toilet facilities are available next to the lakes.

night fishing is by appointment only on Heath Lake.
all anglers must have a valid N.R.A. rod license [excl juniors under 12]
no carp in keepnets (nets allowed from November 1st – March 31st)
Coarse feed pellets only

Heath Specimen Lake:
Heath Lake has 23 swims with 12 available on the car-park bank for night sessions by prior arrangement. Many anglers travel from all over the UK to enjoy the fantastic sport in the unique setting of the unspoilt Somerset Levels Nature Reserves which surrounds Avalon Fisheries.It has a good head of quality specimen Carp with abundance of fish up to 20lb and a large stock of fish from mid to high 20s with a few fish approaching 30lbs. 24hr sessions must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Discounts are available for anglers booking in excess of 48 hours sessions.

A large car park is situated next to the lakes for ease of access.

Boilies and Big pellets fished on the bottom over a bed of particles or pellets account for a lot of the Bigger Carp during the spring through to Autumn. Paste wrapped around the hook bait will often sort out the bigger fish When the conditions are warm enough for the fish to feed on the surface floating baits such as dog biscuits or Bread take some beating especially during the early morning or late evening. During the colder winter months corn or bunches of maggots fished in conjunction with PVA bags will often produce fish when all other baits fail.

Moors Match Lake (48 peg Match and Pleasure Lake):
Our well established Match Lake has 48 generously spread pegs offering excellent sport for all Anglers from novices to the experienced match and pleasure angler. A large car park and toilets are situated next to the lakes for ease of access with Swims available for disabled anglers. During the Spring, Summer & Autumn you can expect to catch 100lb + bags of 2 - 8lb carp with a good chance of bonus fish to 18lb , it also has a large head of silver fish that offers great sport all year round.

The favoured methods are:
The pellet waggler - One of the most productive methods in the summer is the Pellet waggler fished up in the water between 1 - 3ft deep, feeding 6 or 8mm coarse pellets with a banded 8mm pellet hooks bait. To get the best out of this method is to feed small amounts of pellets(6-10) feeding and casting every 30 - 60 seconds with a lot of fish taking the pellet within seconds of hitting the water. It can take a while to get the fish interested but when they start to feed 100lb + bags are commonplace.

Pole - Pole fished Pellet on the bottom or up in the water feeding 6mm coarse pellets with 6 or 8mm banded pellet. Paste also works well in the summer fished over the top of a bed of pre-soaked 6mm coarse pellets.

Feeder/Lead - The open end cage feeder or small method feeder packed with 4mm coarse pellets that have been pre-soaked in water until they just hold together is the best approach in windy conditions or in early spring or late Autumn when the Carp feed in the deeper water at the bottom of the far shelf near the islands. Hookbaits can vary from 8 - 11mm pellets,corn,worm or a bunch or red maggots. A great tip when fishing the pellet is to wrap paste around the pellet, this is been nicknamed the Conker method,you can also fish the conker on the lead over a bed of 8mm coarse pellets.

Please note the only Coarse Pellets can be used as feed pellets(8 pint limit).

The lake also has a good head of Skimmers, Bream, Tench, and Crucians that can be caught in good numbers on float fished soft pellet, corn, worm or small cubes of meat. There is an abundance of Roach, Rudd, Chub and Perch that can be caught close in on maggot or caster fished up in the water. During the winter the most productive baits are Soft pellets, Corn and Maggots in conjunction with 2mm micro coarse feed pellet fished at the bottom of the near or far shelf.

Reader Feedback - December 2006:
Avalon fishery @ Westhay Is top notch, good fishing, excellent location, very tranquil and nature friendly.

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