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chrispfox
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chrispfox
   Old Thread  #12 22 Oct 2023 at 11.29am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #11
Fished it last March on a busy weekend. Pegs are ridiculously close on some banks but with sensible fishing you are OK. Prob no worse than the lakes at Linear. Loved fishing there. Will definitely head back v early spring when it's quiet. Good winter water I'm told as it's not deep.
benyel29
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benyel29
   Old Thread  #11 22 Oct 2023 at 10.05am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #9
Iíve only ever fished it mid week and never been more than 7-10 people on spread around 30 odd swims, but I agree what your saying about swims being close together

I have found that for a day ticket it seems to attract the more sensible angler among us

Weekends could be completely different though
scaley&dark
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   Old Thread  #10 19 Oct 2023 at 10.38am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #9
Pegs crammed together. My idea of hell in fishing.... anywhere.

Likewise. I know it is a business, but surely well spread out existing swims carefully chosen, other swims too close next door or opposite closed off, or permanently shut.

Less anglers with the option to move, would be better all round.
IMHO Less angling pressure Happy anglers that are not hemmed in.

Spike
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Spike
   Old Thread  #9 19 Oct 2023 at 6.33am    Login    Register
Personally I found it horrendous on the fishing side of it. Pegs crammed together. My idea of hell in fishing. Lovely looking lake with some very nice fish. we had them to 37lb.

but itís as far from my type of fishing as it gets. 11 man social and we ended up just using 2 rods as the rigs were landing around 15-20ft from the next bloke.

Just reminded me why I never fish day ticket lakes and why Iíll never go back. For the cost of 8 nights on a day ticket lake you can get some stunning peaceful syndicate waters.
benyel29
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benyel29
   Old Thread  #8 19 Oct 2023 at 0.14am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #7
Yes. Great Lake by no means easy but worth it
poms
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   Old Thread  #7 18 Oct 2023 at 8.43pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
Anyone fish here recently ? recommend it ?
benyel29
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benyel29
   Old Thread  #6 25 Apr 2023 at 2.27pm    Login    Register
Thanks everyone

Me and two pals are going on tuesday after the bank holiday so hoping should have a decent chance of pitching up close to each other
OatcakeFred
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OatcakeFred
   Old Thread  #5 25 Apr 2023 at 1.21pm    Login    Register
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As Nick said in post#4, the swims opposite the carp park are decent, the beach and the point. For some reason, the swims on the rhs (looking from the car park) are not very popular. I guess I've been about 10 times over the years, and I don't think I've ever seen anyone fishing there. This has been midweek though.

Small baits and their own pellets seem to work. There are a lot of tench in there also.

Nice place, mid week should be fine, but weekends are busy.
NickGordon
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NickGordon
   Old Thread  #4 25 Apr 2023 at 12.41pm    Login    Register
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I fished it years ago, a lovely looking lake.
The swims near the car park can produce fish, but personally I prefer the long walk round to the Far side and the Beach swims or to the left and what I think is a very nice spot, a double swim and fishing along the margins to the left treeline.

Horcott has a decent website, and is located nicely to watch the Fairford Airshow...
ticker
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ticker
   Old Thread  #3 25 Apr 2023 at 12.41pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
my mate went this weekend had two 30's
benyel29
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benyel29
   Old Thread  #2 25 Apr 2023 at 10.09am    Login    Register
Im going here next week, never been before anyone fished it?

Any pointers appreciated

Thanks
gwilbo25
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   Old Thread  #1 3 Sept 2020 at 7.43pm    Login    Register
Hi, anyone have any updates on how Horcott is fishing at the moment?
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