Ferryboat Farm Fishery is a mature horseshoe shaped lake with widths varying from 16m to some thirty plus metres. Although it does hold plenty of F1 carp, being a mature lake it has plenty of other species in it including big carp well into double figures, roach to over 2lb, bream to 7lb+, tench, perch, crucians, rudd, gudgeon and a few chub.
The match record is currently held with a 56lb bag of carp which tend to dominate the results in the warmer months but with so many other species in the lake all types of fishing can produce good catches with shallow fishing for silvers regularly producing catches in excess of 30lb and the feeder or waggler being devastating on the right day on the wider pegs.
All kinds of baits work well here with maggots and casters producing bites all day long, corn and worms deadly on their day and floating baits a favourite for the bigger carp on warm days. However as with many commercial fisheries these days pellets are the most popular bait for mixed bags of carp, skimmers and tench. All meat baits are banned on the fishery as are barbed hooks, lines above 8lb and hooks bigger than size 12.