Orchid Lakes Fish-In

Our latest fish-in was at Orchid Lakes, Dorchester-on-Thames on Monday 30th January. A total of 22 anglers attended the event and enjoyed a great day under the guidance of owner Marsh Pratley and his bailiffs. The renowned carp fishery receives very little attention in the way of pike fishing and despite the cold and bright weather the fishing lived up to expectations with 60 pike being caught, the biggest being a superb 21lb which fell mid morning to Mick Woods on ledgered herring. There was also a welcome and surprise capture of a 21lb 7oz mirror carp which took a liking to Rob Orton’s dead bait!
Most anglers caught a number of pike during the day with ten of the pike being double figures, the rest were jacks.