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CATFISH AT HOME FARM  

 

Hall Drive, Alsager, South Cheshire ST7 2UD. 5 Minutes from J 16, M6.

 

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Wells Catfish were introduced to Home Farm Fishery in 2003 following permission from the Environment Agency.
27 fish were originally stocked but a few years later this number was increased to 81 following the purchase of stock from Burton Mere, which was closing down.


                                          Lee from Macclesfield 59lb Cat.


The largest fish caught so far weighed in at 61lb but there are larger fish than that in the lake. We estimate that the largest Cats could be 65lb+ .  In 2013 489 Catfish were actually landed with many more being lost due to poor line strength.

We recommend an absolute minimum line strength of 18lb on the Specimen Lake.


                              Anthony from Crewe 52lb 8oz Cat.


BEST PERFORMING BAITS.
Various baits can be used to attract Catfish. The most popular and most effective are :
 


                                         Matt from Leeds 30lb 8oz Cat.

 

DEAD COURSE BAITS
Probably the most effective bait for Catfish as it is their natural choice of diet. Not usually taken by other fish
so when you get a run on deadbait it is usually a Catfish.  Sold on site at Home Farm, they must not be used from any other source.


                                           James from Crewe 37lb Cat.


SQUID
This is probably one of the most used baits and works well. Its smell attracts the fish and it is best used in  2 inch strips or a whole baby squid. Care has to be taken to avoid the hook turning back into the squid.

LIVER
Ox liver seems to work best and has accounted for a large number of Catfish. It is best purchased straight from the butcher in 3-4 inch pieces. Prepacked supermarket liver does not seem as effective.

WORMS
Lobworms make an excellent bait for Catfish. A large bunch, popped up off the bottom, being the best presentation.
The main drawback is that the bunch will constantly be attacked by smaller fish so check the bait every 45 minutes or so.

LEECHES
These are a relatively new bait and remain unused on a lot of venues. They give out very strong vibrations which only
seem to attract Catfish. The downside is that they are quite expensive at around £5 each and can bought online.

BOILIES
More Cats are caught on these than a lot of other baits. Fishmeal based boilies seem to be the most effective although
the actual flavouring to some degree seems irrelevant. Cat-Catcher boilies can be purchased from Home Farm. They are 30mm in diameter and their size deters other species.

 

   

 

 

One of 5 Cabins Available for night Fishing

 

 
 

 

For more details and booking inquires Telephone: 07713 886654

 

 
 

A quiet, picturesque, out of the way, sort of place

 
   
   

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