Share
Share
Pin
Venues
06 Apr 2016
by CARPology
Selby Lake One
One of the best day ticket fisheries in the north of England

One venue that has proved very popular in the north because of the quality fishing on offer is The Selby 3 Lakes complex, especially their well-established day ticket, Lake One. The old, four-acre lake has matured beautifully and now boasts gorgeous, picturesque surroundings for the anglers to simply lose themselves in.

The lake features a long island running up the middle of the water and you can get onto this from one side of the bank but no fishing is permitted from it – it is only used for baiting up and looking for fish. There are four dedicated carp swims on either side of the island, all of which produce equal amounts of carp when the conditions are right. There are other swims inbetween but these have been built with the coarse angler in mind. The lake boasts a whole range of features including gravel, silt, overhanging trees and snaggy areas, all perfect for presenting a bait. The fish do like to get in close at times so being quiet, accurate and ensuring you cast with as little disturbance as possible will help you fool these stunning carp.

No magic rigs or bait are needed to fool these fish, just a good attention to detail when it comes to baiting: a good tight area of good quality bait coupled with simple rigs with top quality components will always do the trick. Zig Rigs and surface presentations are renowned for doing well during the spring and summer months (especially in the spring when the buds are appearing on the trees).

All night fishing needs to be pre-booked but with day-only angling you can turn up and pay on the bank and all anglers under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Facilities on-site include a porta-loo which is cleaned and emptied on a very regular basis, a burger van that is situated just outside the fishery and this is open from Monday to Saturday every week in the warmer weather.

The vital information you need...

Biggest residents: ‘The Big Common’ at 28lb
Average fish size: Between 12 and 18lb
Rough fish stock: 150 carp
Going bait: Nutrabaits Big Fish Mix and Sticky Vortex
Takeaways: Pizza Thyme (01757 706835) or Hong Fong (01757 704624)
Rod limit: Three rods
Location: Selby 3 Lakes, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8NB
Contact: Roger Hind on 07818 092420
Website:www.selby3lakescomplex.com
Prices: £15 per 24hrs and £10 per day (7am to dusk)
Facilities: Toilet on-site, burger van open everyday but Sunday (bait shed later in the season). Locked gates and security fence
Going areas/swims: All swims are producing carp
Bailiffs top tip: Tight areas of good quality baits coupled with simple rigs. Zig Rigs and floaters work very well in the spring and summer so never ignore them

Also Recommended
How should you approach a prolific day ticket venue?
27 Dec 2016
Features
How should you approach a prolific day ticket venue?
In-depth answers to some 'proper' questions all thanks to one of the UK's most natural anglers, Dave Lane
27 Dec 2016  /  09:50 am  /  by Dave Lane
Features
Broadlands Lake
10 Aug 2016
Venues
Broadlands Lake
BCAC champion, Rob Tough gives you the low down to the very venue where he gained this title
10 Aug 2016  /  11:22 am  /  by CARPology
Venues
Revealed: The UK's most dangerous lakes
27 Jul 2016
Venues
Revealed: The UK's most dangerous lakes
Dear CARPology, what’s the most dangerous lake in the UK? Karl Taylor, via email
27 Jul 2016  /  13:26 pm  /  by CARPology
Venues
Merrington Carp Fishery
24 May 2016
Venues
Merrington Carp Fishery
Bankside bliss with one or two real whackers thrown in!
24 May 2016  /  00:00 am  /  by CARPology
Venues
Suffolk Water Park
06 Apr 2016
Venues
Suffolk Water Park
One of Suffolk's premier carp waters is open to all
06 Apr 2016  /  00:00 am  /  by CARPology
Venues
Bayeswater Fisheries
24 Jun 2015
Venues
Bayeswater Fisheries
Hot-shot carper, Jack Brown gives you the low down on one of his faourite waters from the east region
24 Jun 2015  /  00:00 am  /  by Jack Brown
Venues
Hunt's Corner
24 Jun 2015
Venues
Hunt's Corner
Hinders fishing superstore owner and expert carper, Bryan Jarrett, gives us the low down on Hunt's Corner
24 Jun 2015  /  00:00 am  /  by Bryan Jarrett
Venues
Tanyard Fisheries
17 Jun 2015
Venues
Tanyard Fisheries
Three lakes holding carp to over thirty-pound
17 Jun 2015  /  00:00 am  /  by CARPology
Venues
Ladywood Lakes
17 Jun 2015
Venues
Ladywood Lakes
Definitely one to watch out for in the the future
17 Jun 2015  /  00:00 am  /  by CARPology
Venues
Swangey Lakes
17 Jun 2015
Venues
Swangey Lakes
A big carp hideaway in East Anglia holding fish to over thirty pound
17 Jun 2015  /  00:00 am  /  by CARPology
Venues
Why it's just as important to stay mobile on small venues
06 Jan 2017
Features
Why it's just as important to stay mobile on small venues
Jon McAllister explains...
06 Jan 2017  /  08:46 am  /  by Jon McAllister
Features
How to prepare for fishing in France
27 Dec 2016
Features
How to prepare for fishing in France
We ask Elliott Gray...
27 Dec 2016  /  11:30 am  /  by Elliott Gray
Features