Holwell Court is a mature estate coarse fishery contained mixed stocks. Although offering mixed coarse fishing, the emphasis is on carp with an average size just under double figures with the biggest over 34lb. Many of the carp can be seen cruising around the surface in the summer months and they congregate in the deeper hole at the far end in the colder months
Strawberry mini-boilies with loose-fed pellets work well for the carp, even in the margins where tench [to 10lb] and bream [to 9lb] can also be found. Roach and rudd can be found in large quantities. Several large catfish have been caught recently with a best of just over 30lb with the venue record being 39lb. Luncheon meat seems to be the favourite bait for the catfish. large pike are also present.
* No keepnets or carp sacks allowed
* Unhooking mats compulsary
* Particles only allowed as hook baits
I fished Holwell Court on the 16th-19th of June. I caught 16 carp to 23lb, bream to 10lb 2oz and tench to 9lb 8oz
Daniel Smith, 6th August 2006
I fished Holwell court on 29 september and had 39 carp up to 25 lbs
Bryson Bell, 9th October 2006
I went to Holwell Court on 26/05/07. It is no longer a day ticket water but is run by Welwyn Garden City Angling Club
Christopher Howes, May 2007
Fished at holwell court 19/7/2007, caught a lovely bream weighing 8 pounds - could not believe it
Keith Hedger, July 2007
went fishing at Holwell Court and I had six carp, smallest was 9lb and biggest was 13lb. I had one catfish that was 26lb, my new PB.
Aidan Clark - August 2007
I have fished Holwell Court on a number of occasions and I have not failed to catch. Most of the fish I have caught from there have been over 10lbs. I fish other lakes all around and I have not experienced a fight like the fish give you from Holwell Court. I have caught on all kinds of boilies and have caught most of the big bream on halibut pellet (bream up to 7lbs) and I have seen some big tench come out by other anglers.
Ethan - February 2010
Me and my friends have been fishing Holwell Court for a few years now and we have caught lots of carp and bream there. We keep on hooking a/some catfish but we keep losing them at about six o'clock when everything goes quiet.
Scott Bartlett - May 2011
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