Birkwood Farm, Altofts, WF6 2JE ~ 07958 451

Covid-19 Shutdown

Following the Prime Ministers address last night we have decided we shall close the fishing lakes tomorrow onwards.

We all have a responsibility to Stay At Home during these difficult times.

Stay safe everyone and let’s hope the situation improves soon.

Spring Opening 6am - 7pm no night fishing

Birkwood carp fishing Emily 11lb 070718

Emily’s lakes was built in 2004.

Heavily stocked with Carp this has become a very popular day fishing and match fishing lake.

The largest Carp are now almost 20lbs but with a good spread of weights. Matches regulary catch in excess of 100lbs with match record over 150lbs. There is a good range of Carp: Mirror Carp, Common Carp and F1 Carp.

The lake has 37 pegs and parking, when dry, is behind each peg, or on the car park, which is nearby.

Designed as a canal style lake, and often referred to as a Snake lake, this offers a great alternative to the Main Lake and Frog Hall.

Match bookings taken for any day, except Mondays.

Birkwood carp fishing Emilys Lake Overhead2

Summer Tips

Start on the far bank and work towards you through the session. The long pole line with 4mm fishery pellets works well through the year. During the warmer months you will catch large numbers of the F1's fishing shallow, whilst the larger carp may well be found on the deck below the F1's. Pole and waggler fishing both work well, with a hook length of 3lb (0.12mm). Fish a short waggler between 1ft and 2ft down.

The pellet feeder and bomb work particularly well towards the island when fishing the open sections at the ends of the lake. 

Fishing tight to the banks with corn or worm has produced large match bags and the bigger 'evening' carp. Luncheon meat catches here too.

Winter Tips

Scale down to a size 18 hook and try banded caster or maggot and loose feed the fishery micro pellets. Expander pellet also has its day. A bomb and corn approach works too, especially in the harshest conditions.Ensure that you have several lines being fed and rotate between them.


Emily's Lake Gallery

Fast Facts - Emilys Lake

  • Available for match bookings except Mondays
  • Biggest Carp ???. Lots of fish between 5-15lbs,
  • Best Match Weight - to confirm, but +150lbs
  • 37 pegs with parking

FP this week at Birkwood

Fishery Rules

Our rules are common sense and they exist for the safety and enjoyment of anglers and the welfare of fish and wildlife.


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