BARTON ON HUMBER Barton Broads (L) These two privately controlled lakes offer all year round coarse fishing, one of the reasons fortheir popularity. On site amenities – like a shop, cafe, off licence and caravan site-have also helpedC DT:ATSAWAe BRANDESBURTON This maze of ponds and disused gravel workings is controlled by Hull and Dist AA, an association who welcome season members. In recent years, these waters have produced some remarkable fish. Including tench among the biggest seen in the county and specimen pike. Some of the ponds also contain trout. CLEETHORPES Chapman’s PondC DT:ATS (Pet’s Pantry, Cleethorpes)AWA COWICK
Southfield ReservoirsR (2)C DT: BYWA HORNSEA Hornsea Mere (L) At more than 470 acres, this is the most extensive of the stillwaters in the old Yorkshire county area. In the early part of this century, it was renowned as one of England’s finest roach fisheries, the pickofthecropbeing the3lb 10 oz fish taken by Wilf Cutting in 1917 which held the British record right on until 1938. This remains the biggest roach ever caught in the region. Though roach are still caught at Hornsea, fish of specimen stamp have been singularly rare recently. Equally intriguing is the fact that Hornsea yielded a string of specimen pike in excess of 20 lb in the early 60s though these fish, too, are not nearly as common as they were. It remains an interesting water to fishC
Burton Constable Lakes A good coarse fishery, this water has yielded excellent catches of tench, including some extremely big fish, details of the latter usually being kept a closely guarded secret by their captors.