Whilst predators can be caught all year round, the winter months are when pike, perch and zander fishing really comes to the fore. My recent attempts at Pike fishing in particular have been pretty dismal to say the least.
So in an attempt to help me and all Fish South East readers, Tom has come to the rescue with his guide to Pike Fishing Venues in the South East.
River Thames: Chertsey Bridge
An excellent spot for pike and with a boat you can travel down the back rivers which hold some very likely pike spots.
River Thames: Laleham
Walk along the thames towards Laleham you can see a number of bridges leading over to islands. Head over the bridges and there are a series of weirs and sleuces along with fallen trees and other good swims.
Bedfont Lake: Feltham, Middlesex
Visit the country park over the road from the lake next to the garden centre which is very accessable and very good fishing
Twynersh Fishery: Chertsey Surrey
Twynersh Fishing Complex is an excellent 8 lake coarse fishing complex set in picturesque surroundings just outside Chertsey in Surrey. As well as an excellent carp and coarse fishing venues, Twynersh holds pike to 34lb
Farlows Lake: Iver, Buckinghamshire
Two lakes make up this venue in Bucks - the main lake and the smaller match lake. Noted as a quality carp venue, Farlows offers some excellent winter pike fishing on the main lake and the match lake.
Bury Hill Fisheries: Dorking, Surrey
Old Bury Hill Lake is noted as one of the top pike and zander fisheries in the south of England, with pike running to just short of 30 lb and zander to 16lb. Over 300 double-figure zander were landed last season, the biggest 14lb 14oz, putting the fishery record of 16lb 2 oz under threat.
Many thanks to Tom for his advice
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