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Redbridge Lakes - Woodford Green

What Supervisors need to know

Children will all want to sit together. That’s okay, but when they do there is a tendency for them to get their lines tangled. Not only do they cost £ 3.00 each to replace, they will lose valuable fishing time. So please try and space the children apart.

Children also tend to splash the water with the poles and nets provided and if they are allowed to do this, they will frighten the fish away. We will show you how to find the depth of the water and set the float to the correct depth. Once you have done this it’s better to stay fishing in the same place as if you move you may need to go through this procedure again, as the lake is not of a consistent depth.

It’s always better to stay put, be patient and wait for the fish to come to you. You will do this by constantly feeding the same spot where you checked the depth. All it takes is about 6 maggots thrown around the float every minute. When the float goes under, you need to strike and this should be a gentle action, just enough to put the hook into the fishes mouth. If you pull too hard at anytime you are more likely to damage the fish and the fish will get away.

Simply lead the fish into the landing net and gently use the net to lift it from the water.

To remove the hook, hold the fish in the landing net as otherwise if it wriggles out of your hands , it could be hurt if it falls to the ground. Simply push the hook point backwards and never ever pull the hook. (Don’t worry, we will be about so if you are not sure just yell for help, as we would much prefer to unhook the fish for you than to see it hurt or damaged). Then for a quick photograph and back into the water as soon as possible.