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Flight Match Lake

Flight Match Pool is part of Woods Farm Fishery near Solihull, this is an attractive but irregular shaped lake is reserved for matches.

Key facts about Flight Match Lake

Match only water
Secluded and diverse
Attractive water reached from canal towpath
Group bookings taken
Whole pool hire taken
Heavily stocked
Mixed carp and silver fish venue
Boilies and trout pellets not allowed
Pole or waggler water
All baits work well

Part of the Woods Farm Fishery in Shirley, Solihull, on the outskirts of Birmingham, Flight Match Pool is reached by walking down the Grand Union Canal towpath to the side of the Haslucks Green Road car park, the Flight Match Pool has to be one of the most picturesque, secluded and diverse match fisheries around.

Forget any ideas about regular shaped waters with even depths and a carefully balanced mix of species and sizes, this pool is partially surrounded by trees and only a few of the 34 pegs are visible from any one point. Indeed, it looks more like a carp and tench haunt than a match fishery and is absolutely delightful.

Booking the pool for fishing

Because it is not on the main Woods Farm Fishery site, the entrance to the pool is kept locked, although the water can be booked by groups of anglers who either want to hold their own private matches and scrambles or who simply want the joy of hiring a delightful and productive water for the day and having it all to themselves.

Indeed, even the extravagant, eccentric and wealthy individual can hire Flight Pool for the day if they are prepared to pay the £150 at weekend or £7.00 a peg mid-week for groups of anglers. To book Flight Match Pool please contact Marie Gilbert on 0121 430 4000.

Flight Match Pool

More heavily stocked than the other two pools at Woods Farm but containing the same species and sizes, Flight Pool varies in depth throughout although it mainly runs from about 10ft deep in the bowl where you enter the water to seven feet throughout much of its length and down to four feet at the far end. However, with holes and pockets it is always worth plumbing the depth before fishing.

Although Flight Pool is away from the other two pools at Woods Farm, the techniques for fishing it are much the same as for Bills Lane and Bridge pools. However, boilies and trout pellets are not allowed although trout pellet paste can be used whilst a particularly effective ‘groundbait’ is liquidised bread.

You may also be interested in

If you’re interested in Flight Match Pool, then you may also be interested in other Fisheries in the West Midlands, including Woods Farm Fishery, which this pool is part of, but also Modder Pool, Ryton Pools, Western Lawns, Blythe Waters, Catchmore Park, Coombe Abbey Fishery and Coppice Lane Pools. All fairly close by and located in the West Midlands.



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