The New Home of Fish O Mania
NATIONALLY known for its tremendous pleasure & match weights and variety both winter and summer and now the home of the prestigious Fish ‘O’ Mania final and the Go Fishing show, Cudmore Fisheries has a vast array of facilities and fishing that will interest the match, club, pleasure, specialist or novice anglers.
With over 1,000 swims spread around 20 well-designed pools, the emphasis here is on variety and there are plans for the successful Cudmore blueprint to be used as a number of locations across the country.
The fishery has an amazing catchment area of visiting anglers, who travel from all over the country to the tiny Staffordshire village of Whitmore. It’s not unusual to find yourself fishing close to anglers from Liverpool, Manchester, Barnsley or Sheffield.
Cudmore’s stocking policy ensures top sport, winter and summer.
The Lodge, which is situated in the centre of the complex, has a large, seated restaurant and breakfasts, lunches and cooked meals are available every day. There’s also a bait shop. There are no long lists of banned methods or baits either, although pellets and groundbait must be bought at the fishery. Pleasure anglers can use keepnets at the management’s discretion but NO BARBEL are allowed in keepnets. The venue’s owners rely on the anglers to be sensible with tactics and the types and quantity of bait they use with them.
Arena is a specially designed circular lake, with 30 comfortable pegs 15m apart and is 30m wide, with approximately 260lb of fish per peg. With depths from 1ft to 6ft, the lake offers both pleasure and match anglers the opportunity to fish, pole, tip or waggler, in the margins, mid-water or feature pegs. Fish from 3lb to 15lb.
Arena hosts the Fish O Mania final
Avoca is a five-acre lake with 39 comfortable pegs. It has approximately 250lb of fish/peg, and a average depths of 3ft to 9ft and is designed for the carp enthusiast and the specialist angler. Giving you the opportunity to fish pole, optonics, tip or waggler, this lake offers good marginal, mid-water & feature fishing. Bivvies and small tents are allowed for night fishing. Fish from 5lb to 35lb.
Drumble ‘Mad Carp’ is a three-acre lake with 30 comfortable pegs. It has approximately 160lb of fish/peg, and an average depth of 3ft–9ft. Its design is for the novice pleasure angler, giving you the opportunity to fish pole, tip or waggler, and offers good marginal, mid-water & feature fishing. Fish from 1lb to 5lb & ‘Specials’.
Edwards is a four-acre lake with 30 comfortable pegs. It’s exclusively stocked with silver fish, with some of the original stock of bream, which were stocked by the Environment Agency in 1990, now over 10lb. There is now in excess of over 5,000lb of quality bream, roach & rudd, with 500 of the original Edwards barbel which were left in as surprises. Fish from 1lb to 10lb.
Milo is a three-acre lake with 32 comfortable pegs. It has approximately 300lb of fish/peg and an average depth of 3ft to 10ft. It’s primarily designed for the novice pleasure angler. With the opportunity to fish, pole, optonics, tip or waggler this lake offers good marginal, mid-water & feature fishing. Bivvies and small tents are allowed for night fishing. Fish from 3lb to 25lb.
Tara is a five-acre lake with 36 comfortable pegs. It has approximately 270lb of fish/peg and an average depth of 3ft to 6ft and is designed for the carp enthusiast & the specialist angler. Giving you the opportunity to fish pole, optonics, tip or waggler, this lake offers good marginal, mid-water & feature fishing. Bivvies and small tents are allowed for night fishing. Fish from 5lb to 30lb.
Pelham or Little Tara is an excellent starting place for the newcomer with 16 pegs and a stocking of bream, carp and tench.
Cudmore has an incredible 1000 pegs – there are plans to spread the blueprint to other parts of the UK
Brewsters is a 26-peg imitation canal with 12m between pegs and is 14m wide. It has approximately 160lb/peg and an average depth of 5ft, and it is designed for the match and pleasure angler. Pole fishing is the best method but waggler can also be used, and this canal has very good marginal, down the track and far bank fishing. Fish from 1lb to 3lb and the added bonus fish.
Suez is a 12m wide imitation canal and is split into two sections with 26 and 25 pegs. It has approximately 180lb/peg, an average depth is 6ft, and is designed for the match and pleasure angler. Pole fishing is the best method but waggler can also be used. This canal has very good marginal, down the track and far bank fishing. Fish from 1lb to 3lb and the added bonus fish.
National Match Centre
These six designer match and pleasure pools were constructed with fairness in mind, and now into their fourth year (2006) are proving to be just that. There are 200 identical pegs split over all the six pools which have the same stocking rate of approximately 200lb/peg. All methods work, but pole fishing takes some beating in the summer months, while tip and waggler are best during the winter. Fish from 2lb to 6lb plus the ‘staff specials’.
Cudmore’s impressive and well equipped lodge
Latest Cudmore Match Results: http://www.cudmorefishery.co.uk/weekly-results.html
Cudmore Fishery Events Listing: http://www.cudmorefishery.co.uk/cudmore-events-listings.html
Cudmore News: http://www.cudmorefishery.co.uk/news.html
Tackle Shop Bait Prices: http://www.cudmorefishery.co.uk/lakeside-lodge-cafe.html
Nearby accommodation: http://www.cudmorefishery.co.uk/local-accommodation.html
School Of Angling: http://www.cudmorefishery.co.uk/school-of-angling.html
Hot Pegs: http://www.cudmorefishery.co.uk/winter-hot-pegs.html
Venue Fact File:
AddressPleck Lane, Whitmore, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5HW
Fishery Contact: Frank Clarke, Vic Spooner; tel: 01782 680919
Café Contact: Mrs Carol White; tel: 01782 680919
Day Tickets: Adults £7 Juniors/Concessions £6 (an extra £1 if you want to use your own keepnet).
Night Fishing: On selected lakes from £10 to £15. No keepnets allowed at night.
Open Matches: Mid-week £13, Saturday and Sunday £16 all-in.
Club Matches: Can be booked any day, the peg fee is £6 and dates are available. Match bookings information at http://www.cudmorefishery.co.uk/match-bookings.html
Facilities: Seated café/restaurant, bait shop, toilets, plus well-equipped lodge and cafe. Closed Christmas Day
Nearby Tackle Shop: Shop on site. Also Pickerings of Burslem, tel 01782 814941 Stapeley Angling Centre, tel: 01270 611500.
Restrictions: No barbel allowed in keepnets, barbless hooks only, No trout pellets. All feed pellets, hemp and boilies must be purchased on-site, No boilies on Milo Lake. All nets must be dipped. For a full list of rules, click here http://www.cudmorefishery.co.uk/rules.html
The Cudmore cafe
How To Get There: At M6 Junction 15, take the A519 Newport Road, then at the first set of lights turn right onto the A5182. Go over the motorway and drive for two miles to the junction with the A53. Go left on the A53 for half a mile to Whitmore. At the Mainwaring Arms Pub turn right and follow the lane up the hill. The fishery entrance is on the right.
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