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 Main lake 23lbs 090515

This 3 acre lake was built in 1996. It contains Carp up to 28 / 30lbs, Also a good head of:  Roach, Rudd, Tench, Bream.

The lake fishes well all year round and has 28 pegs.

The deepest part is 4 metres at the centre of the lake.

The most popular lake of the complex you need to be at fisheries early to get a peg.

Match bookings taken year round - Sunday bookings only

Birkwood carp fishing Main Lake Overhead2

Summer Tips

The deep, large nature of the Main Lake makes it ideal for pellet waggler fishing with 6mm or 8mm pellets. Don’t fish too heavy or you’ll miss out on the smaller carp however, so try a hooklength of about 5lb. Also consider the pole shallow at 13m, fishing depths between 1ft and 3ft. Method and pellet feeders also work well.

If you want a busy day with silverfish try putting some groundbait and chopped worms around 11m out on the bottom. Finally the margins at the end of the day are where you’ll often get the biggest fish, with some fantastic fishing to be had in the evenings, feeding corn heavily. Be warned use at least 8lb line however, as these are big fish!

Winter Tips

Fish tend to push out into the middle of the lake so use a method or small pellet feeder. A bomb and corn approach works too, especially in the harshest conditions. You might catch a net of silverfish on the long pole with maggots, casters or pinkie baits.


The Main Lake Gallery

Fast Facts - The Main Lake

  • Available for match bookings on Sundays only. All other days Day Ticket.
  • Biggest Carp 28-30lbs. Lots of fish between 5-15lbs,
  • Best Match Weight - 185lbs 14oz Jason Orwin peg 12 26th August 2018
  • Well spaced pegs on the biggest lake of the complex.

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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