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Getting down to business at Weston LawnsWeston Lawns

Bedworth Road
Bulkington
Bedworth
CV12 9JA

Tel: 02476 991887
or 07803 048899 (mobile)
E-mail: nick@westonlawns.net


Weston opens third lakeside cabin

Weston Lawns has opened a third log cabin for the use of anglers. The cabins, which sleep up to four people, comprise a lounge and kitchen area complete with fridge and flatscreen TV with Freeview as well as bunk beds and a setee which converts into a bed. There is a separate toilet. Cabin One and Two are on Pool One with the new cabin on Pool 2. For prices please see www.westonlawns.net
or Click here for more photos.

Tackle shop expands at Weston

Weston Lawns now has an on-site tackle and bait shop, 'Central Bait and Tackle', which is open seven days a week from 9.00am until 5.30pm. The shop offers an increasing range of gear for match, leisure and specimen anglers as well as selling maggots and other baits. The shop is in addition to the cafe which serves meals and hot or cold drinks, all of which can be delivered to anglers at their pegs.


The cafe at Weston LawnsA well-established fishery between Bedworth and Bulkington to the north of Coventry, Weston Lawns comprises three lakes which cover two-and-a-half acres, two acres and about three-quarters of an acre respectively.

Pool One offers specimen carp, tench and bream fishing whilst Pool Two is a 42 peg match and mixed pleasure lake. The newest water, Pool Three, (below right) has 24 pegs and was developed specifically for the pole and matches, although it is proving a popular pleasure water when not in use for contests. Matches are also held on Pool Two.

Pool Three - Weston Lawns's main match lakeOver the past few years the lakes have continued to mature nicely with a mix of bankside cover and open pegs offering islands, channels and other features to fish to.

In the car park, the log-cabin tackle shop and cafe offers food and refreshments including beefburgers, chips, sausages, egg, bacon batches, tea and coffee and has seating both inside and out for anglers who don't want to get back to the fishing straight away.

Hot and cold food and drinks are available from the cafe which is currently open from 9.00am until 5.00pm throughout the week. There is also a lodge which is open round the clock and equipped with a cold cola machine and a machine vending crisps and chocolate bars.

One of the new platforms for anglers on Pool TwoAnglers can also telephone their food orders through to the cafe and have their snacks and meals delivered straight to their pegs.

Further improvements have included large new platforms on Lake Two (left), toilet facilities and a hot and cold shower for night anglers. Use of the shower costs £2.00 per person for a single unlimited use.

A relaxed fishery, Weston Lawns opens from 6.00am until 9.00pm in summer and from dawn until dusk in winter. Anglers should start fishing as day-tickets are issued on the bank.

Pool ThreeA useful feature for night anglers is that Pools One and Two are floodlit at night whilst local Chinese and pizza take-aways in nearby Bedworth are happy to deliver orders to the entrance to the fishery until nearly midnight.

Since installing the floodlights, Weston Lawns has become increasingly popular with night anglers, many of whom travel from as far afield as Yorkshire and Wales.

And with a nicely developing stock of fish which include carp to 36lbs plus some nice sized tench to 9lbs, bream to 7lbs, roach to 2lbs plus a smattering of catfish to 37lbs, there may be times when a day's fishing just isn't enough!

2014 Opening Times
6.00am until 9.00pm (Summer)
Dawn until dusk (Winter)

Pools Two and Three Prices
Summer
(March 1 - end October)
Times
Adults
Juniors/OAPs/Disabled
Day Tickets
6.00am - 9.00pm
£6.00
£4.00
Half-day tickets
12.00 noon - 9.00pm
£5.00
£4.00
Evening tickets
5.00pm - 9.00pm
£4.00
£3.00
Night Tickets
6.00pm - 9.00am
£12.00
£9.00
24-hour Tickets
-
£15.00
£12.00
48-hour Tickets
-
£30.00
£24.00
72-hour Tickets
-
£40.00
£30.00
Winter
(Nov 1 - end February)
Times
Adults
Juniors/OAPs/Disabled
Day Tickets
7.00am - dusk
£4.00
£3.00

Specimen Pool One Prices
Day Tickets
6.00am - 9.00pm
£10.00
£10.00
Afternoon Tickets
12.00pm - 9.00pm
£8.00
£8.00
Night Tickets
6.00pm - 9.00am
£15.00
£15.00
24-hour Tickets
-
£20.00
£20.00
48-hour Tickets
-
£40.00
£40.00
72-hour Tickets
-
£55.00
£55.00

Season tickets are available at £130 a year for adults and £110 a year for concessions on Pools Two and Three or for £180.00 for all three lakes .
Season ticket holders are entitled to free day ticket fishing, a 25 per cent discount on night fishing and discounts on food.
There are no concessionary tickets on Pool One Carp Lake.
Non-fishing visitors are charged at £2.00 per 24 hours.
Match pegs are available at £5.00 per peg and should be booked
by telephoning 02476 991887 or 07803 048899.





Fishing to one of the islands on Pool OnePool One

Pool One is the furthest of the Weston Lawns lakes from the car park. Popular with carp anglers, it is known to hold commons and mirrors to 36lbs as well as ghost carp to 18lbs and grass carp to 6lbs.

The fishery record for carp is held by a 36lb 8oz mirror whilst four fish which topped 30lbs had been taken by the beginning of July 2014 - the largest tipping the scales at 34lbs exactly. The largest fish to come out in 2013 weighed in at 32lbs 4oz with several 20s being caught. The largest to be taken in 2012 was a 32lb 8oz mirror which was caught in November by an angler fishing from Cabin One.

Pool One is popular for carp anglersIn addition, perch to 5lbs 10oz and tench over 9lbs can be taken as well as bream to 12lbs and roach 2lbs. The tench favour ledgered luncheon meat whilst pellets are good for all species.

Pool One is between six and seven feet deep throughout and many anglers fish boilies, luncheon meat or maggots either on the float, method or more traditional ledger tackle. The use of sweetcorn and a feeder is also popular whilst Weston Lawns own 'Central Tackle' boilies are becoming increasingly successful.

Looking towards one of the cabins on Pool OneA well tried technique is to fish tinned cubed cat or dog food over pellets, although once the fish are in the swim and feeding almost anything seems to work well. Popular pegs for carp anglers are near the old oak tree and those near the overhanging willow tree. Anglers tend to prefer to drop their baits near to the islands when fishing these pegs.

As one would expect for any water which holds carp, floating baits also work well, particularly during the evenings when floating crust, flake and dog mixer all work a treat.

Pool One is popular for carp anglersWith Pool One's growing reputation as a carp water, modern carping techniques are increasingly being used for longer-stay anglers who are travelling from as far afield as Leeds to fish the venue.

Modern baits such as Active8, strawberry and other fruit flavours are now working well during the summer with fishmeal based boilies and pellets taking over in the colder months.

Unusually for a fishery, lighting has been provided around parts of Pool One and Two to make fishing easier for night anglers. Whilst they are not football stadium strength, they cast sufficient light for anglers to be able to fish by and do not seem to affect the fishing.

Anglers should note that juniors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.



Pool Two - a popular mixed venuePool Two

A popular match venue and mixed fishery, Pool Two is the water nearest the car park at Weston Lawns and holds roach to 2lbs, bream to 7lbs, tench to 6lbs and carp to 25lbs - although at least one fish weighing 31lbs was taken a few years ago. In addition, there are a few catfish which run to about 25lbs which, although there are not many, are caught fairly frequently and are attracting a band of anglers who now fish exclusively for them.

The feeder is usually effectiveMost of the catfish are caught on legered luncheon meat.

Pool Two is fairly uniform at about five feet deep, although it runs down to about eight feet at its deepest near the outlet end by the electricity pylon.

As with many waters, the most successful techniques for fishing Pool Two change from week to week, although using feeder with sweetcorn or worms for the bream and carp usually provides results. Also, an increasing number of anglers are now using pellets and boilies which are proving effective for the carp, particularly in the warmer months.

Large head of decent match carpPole fishing with maggot, pellets or paste is also successful - using a mix of two parts crushed trout pellets to one part fine white crumb groundbait and mixing the blend into a paste. It is advisable to mix the paste thicker for fishing in the middle or thinner for fishing closer in.

Many anglers fish the float close in to the islands, but careful casting is called for - as the mass of floats caught in the fringes testifies. Alternatively, it can be just as productive to fish close in to the side.

Pool TwoIt is also worth fishing slightly heavier than you would normally for roach and bream as the large head of decent sized carp give a good scrap for their size and can be decievingly strong.

In the summer, a lot of carp are caught in the margins and up against the islands, whilst Peg 27 - known locally as the 'Canal Peg' because the swim between the bank and the island looks like a stretch of canal - is a well-known hot spot. Here the fish favour the shallow water next to the bullrushes just off the island where the water is about four feet deep.

The match record for Pool Two currently stands at 170lbs which was set in June 2014 and beats the previous record of 136lbs.



Pool Three - the match and pleasure venuePool Three

A match and pleasure lake which is ideal for either club events or getting away from it all mid-week, Pool Three holds a good mix of carp and silver fish with roach and rudd to 2lbs but averaging 12oz being the premoninant species backed up with a good head of crucian carp to 1lb 8oz, plenty of skimmer bream, chub between 8oz and 12oz and a small number of tench between 1lb 8oz and 2lbs. In addition, there are a limited number of common and mirror carp to 12lbs.

Over the winter of 2013 stocks in Pool Three were supplemented with the addition of about 2,000lbs in weight of silver fish from Pool One.

Pool Three - virtually surrounded by plantsWith 24 pegs, Pool Three was completed in 2002 and was designed specifically with the pole angler in mind averaging 13 metres at its widest. Whilst four hour matches are now generally won with between 40lbs and 60lbs, the match record currently stands at just over 114lbs

The banks go virtually straight down to an even bottom at about seven feet whilst coming out from the islands is a three feet deep shelf about three feet wide which is a popular spot with anglers.

A pleasure angler gets away from it all mid weekWhilst most anglers fish Pool Three using the pole or whip, it is also a good waggler water - although reaching the far ledge next to the islands can be a bit risky.

As for baits, almost anything goes. Caster and maggots are both probably the most popular baits, sweetcorn is usually effective and an increasing number of anglers are using expander or soft hooking pellets.

Because it is predominantly a silver fish water it pays to use small amount of groundbait mixed with hook samples to attract and hold the fish in the swim.

Visit Weston Lawns on the net

Weston Lawns has an informative website which includes all the latest news from the venue together with an on-line booking system and details fort the cabins, information on the cafe, the lakes and the fishing. The site also has a gallery page where anglers can submit their own photographs.

Click here to visit their site.


How to get there

Travelling either north or south on the M6, leave the motorway at Junction 3 and follow the signs for Bedworth A444. Heading towards Bedworth town centre follow the signs Bedworth B4029 bearing right at the roundabouts until you drive into King Street picking up the signs for Bulkington. Weston Lawns Fishery is clearly signed down this road on the left. (Note: The multimap reference pinpoints Weston Lawns Farm - the fishery is shown as the lake across the road.)


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