The lakes at HFF were established in
1988 and began life as a commercial fish farm. The emphasis then was
the breeding of exotic carp - kois, Golden Orphe etc. Many of the
original fish can still be found in the two main lakes.
In the year 2000 the lakes were bought
by the present owner and the day ticket business which we see today was
All matches and
reservations for night fishing should be booked directly on 07713 886654.
it was decided to introduce Wells catfish to the specimen lake. These
would compliment the extensive carp stock. Following the
purchase of catfish stock from Burton Mere
the record catfish now stands at 66lb with larger
weights expected soon which is testament to the water
quality and gives a growth rate of over 4lb per year. The carp strains
are - common, mirror, ghost and grass carp. The current carp record is
a 29lb 13oz mirror
caught in 2007. There are well over 150 double-figure carp and many
more of 20lb and over. There are also many large Perch, the largest so
far weighing in at 4lb 12oz
Each year has seen vast improvements.
There has been an extensive annual restocking of quality fish and a major
replanting programme of aquatic and land based plants, which
gives the site its present day picture postcard appearance.
One of 5 Cabins Available for night Fishing