We at PR Fishing enjoy our visits to the Wigmore lakes, the estate is a beautiful site surrounded by country side, the lakes are picturesque.
The fishing is reasonably priced and Bob the lakes manager/bailiff is friendly and great to talk to about tips and good swims. The lakes are good for beginner fisherman to develop your skills as there are plenty of fish in both lakes and the it is reasonably priced. Sadly due to the lacking of functioning toilet facilities during our visits we have marked this overall score down. We do hope the toilets are functioning and accessible on our upcoming visits and will adjust accordingly.
Visit the Wigmore Lakes website to find out more information in regards to the Rules and the contact details. https://www.wigmorelakes.co.uk
In order to fish Wigmore Lakes as a day fisherman you only need to turn up on the site, however if you do wish to night fish then you will need to arrange this with Bob the Bailiff. Payment is only excepted in cash for the fishing.
The facilities at Wigmore are very limited, they have a small tackle shop on site. If you are a camper then there is a shower and toilet block however for the day and night fisherman there is a dedicated toilet by the main carpark, on occasions we have visited the toilet is out of order and when it is working you may need to collect a key to open it.
Just outside of the Wigmore Estate there is a convenience shop and a chip shop.
At Wigmore Lakes, there are two lakes which where former clay pits turned fishery in 1997.
As you enter the Wigmore Estate the lake on your immediate left is known as the Top Pool which is the larger of the two, this lake is primarily used as a match lake. During matches the lake is off limits to day fishing.
The Top Pool is well maintained, with dedicated pegs which are primarily well spaced out, the lake is well stocked and home to many silverfish, tench (average 11lb), bream (average 4lb), perch (some over 2.5lb). During our time fishing on this lake we have only caught carp up to 9lbs. Bob does inform us that there are some big lumps in the water.
The Lake at the back of the site is known as the Bottom Pool, this lake is relatively small however very scenic and will laid out. the lake has a large island in the center which prevents a over lap from either side of the lake, this increases the total number of fisherman. The Bottom Pool is a first come best spot lake as there are no dedicated pegs/swims and in our experience the lake tends to be well packed by mid morning.
Bottom lake is a carp pool with the biggest known to be 27lb with an average catch being 9lb