Saturday, 13 September 2014

Orchard Lakes paradise on earth for me

"Situated within 56 acres of farmland in the New Forest national park, our well established lakes have grown from strength to strength throughout the years to become one of the most prolific fisheries in the south.

Orchard Lakes has something for everyone as the lakes are stocked with 12 different species of fish over 5 lakes. We offer everything from match fishing, with bags of fish weighing in at over 300lb, to species hunting with large carp, bream and tench to be caught. Please feel free to explore our website and don't hesitate to contact us!"

I only took up fishing around five years ago. I had chucked a line out as a kid, but when I say I took it up, I mean seriously. I played golf for around fifty years, then my hands went south with Dupuytren's contracture, no more golf. I had also played drums since a kid, goodbye drumming. So I took up fishing, there is nothing I like more than being outside on a nice day, and fishing gives me an excuse to be out there.

If you are holidaying in the New Forest and into fishing, I highly recommend this place. Very good facilities, great fishing, good grub, a well stocked tackle shop and most importantly, highly knowledgeable and very friendly staff. If you are a kid or over 60 years of age £7.00 per day, a good day out and great value.

Orchard lakes can be found here.