Brief description of fishery:
Park Farm Pool is a 1.5-acre lake, set in open farmland and woodland, just outside the town of Broseley. Owned by the Willey Estate and leased to the Society since 2006, the pool was newly created as a result of open cast mining. During our first season, Society members installed 22 pegs around the pool, created pathways and a parking area, to get the venue ready for fishing.
Originally stocked with 5000 Common and Mirror Carp purchased from Rodbaston College, these stockfish were fed in the pool for the first year before it was opened for fishing. Many of these fish survive in the pool today, some of which have grown to double-figure weights. Maintenance stocks have been added periodically since then, the most recent being 600 Common and Mirror Carp, 4″ to 8″ in size, during 2021.
In terms of stocked fish, the main species is Carp which covers a whole spectrum of sizes. The pool also holds a significant head of Roach to over 1lb, Skimmer Bream, good sized Perch, and the occasional Rudd.
The pool is triangular-shaped, with three main banks for fishing. The left-hand bank from the car park holds pegs 1 to 9. The average depth on these pegs is 4 feet, increasing to 6 feet on the long pole line fished towards the middle. Pegs 10 to 14 are on the dam wall at the end of the pool and are the deepest pegs on the pool, with 5 feet just a few metres out, increasing to 7 feet on a long pole line. Pegs 15 to 22 are on the right-hand bank from the car park and are similar in depth to pegs 1 to 9.
Park Farm Pool is a prolific match venue, with the 3-hour match record standing at 237lb taken by Ben Stanford (Monkhall) and the 5-hour match record 245lb 9oz (unknown angler).
Pleasure and match fishing tactics are very similar at this venue. Pole fishing is by far the most popular method, with pellet, corn, or meat on the hook during the warmer months. The same baits can continue to score during the winter months, but as the temperatures cool, try maggot and casters to keep regular bites coming on the hardest of days. You don’t need to fish too far out on this venue and the tree-lined margins can be brilliant for catching carp. However many pleasure anglers have a lot of success fishing a method feeder or waggler, the former can help pick out better quality carp, fishing with a fishmeal ground bait mix.
- A maximum of two rods or poles per angler to be used at any time.
- Barbless hooks only on stillwaters.
- Maximum size 12 hook on stillwaters.
- NO FLOATING BAIT of any kind, on-hook or loose feed.
- No shelf-life boilies, frozen boilie feed baits only.
- Boilies, pop-ups, wafters, and match boilies can be used as hook baits.
- No tiger nuts.
- Unused baits are not to be left on the bankside.
- No fishing between pegs.
- No night fishing.
- No fires on, or around pegs.
- Keepnets are not allowed, unless in an official contest.
- All fish over 4oz must be landed with a landing net, to protect the fish.
- No rods or lines to be left in the water unattended.
- There must be 6 inches of line between the rod/pole tip AND 6 inches of line between
the float and hook.
- No free-lining, afloat, feeder or leger must always be used.
- All fish must be returned to the water alive and unharmed.
- NO FISH ARE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE WATER, DEAD OR ALIVE!
- If a fish is dead, please leave it in the water for the bailiff’s attention.
- Anglers will be held responsible for the removal of ALL litter when leaving the peg,
irrespective of whether or not the litter was present on arrival.
- No alcohol or drugs.
- No loud music.
- The use of bad language and/or abusive behavior in any Society venue will not be tolerated.
Lodge Lane, Broseley TF12 5BP
Access & Parking
Park Farm Pool is located on Lodge Lane, just a short drive from the town of Broseley. Lodge Lane can be accessed from Benthall Lane (B4375) at the northern end, or via the B4376 from the southern end. Although the pool does not have a postal address, the nearest postcode is TF12 5BP. Please see the map for further details.
Parking is just through the gate off Lodge Lane. Please keep the gate closed at all times, opening for access and exit only. Keeping the gate closed, helps us to protect the venue and deter any unwelcome visitors. Please park around the perimeter edge of the stone car park, leaving parked vehicles enough room to maneuver and exit.
- Mirror Carp