Club venue's - your essential guide

RAWLSBURY

Rawlsbury is a special fishery. It allows the use of your preferred tactics rather than forcing a particular style on you.

DIRECTIONS

  • At Milborne St. Andrew take the Milton Abbas road
  • 150 yards past the tractor warning sign, turn left towards Ansty and Hazelbury Bryan
  • After 4/5 miles enter the village of Higher Ansty; about 200 yds past the sign for Higher Ansty there is a sharp left bend with a turning to Pleck on the RHS.
  • Using the mirror in front of you (Please be cautious) turn right and after 50 yards turn into Pleck Lane
  • Continue through to the farm
  • Please sign in where you see the sign on the RHS
  • Go through the farm down the hill and parking is in the field on the left at the bottom of the hill

FACILITIES

  • On-site toilet
  • On-site fishing hut

FISHERY RULES

  • Fishing All Year Round - NO
  • Night Fishing - NO
  • Guest Tickets Available - YES
  • Toilets - YES
  • Parking (designated parking only) - YES
  • Club Key Needed - YES
  • Disabled Access - YES

HANDY TO KNOW

The four lakes (Chapman’s, Cowleaze, Sandy and Viners) each have their own qualities and as Viners is stocked with browns for catch and release fishing there is the rare stillwater option of returning fish. These browns get smarter as the season goes on. Fishing flexibility is enhanced by the club's ticketing arrangements. You can purchase day tickets for two, three, four, or five fish, whilst Rawlsbury is best enjoyed for a day, this ticket option makes it more likely you might fish for a few hours on a summer's evening.

 

Dragging out weed or pulling rushes reveals an abundance of natural aquatic life that often slow working parties - all fishermen, no matter how grown up, never lose that wonder for things that wriggle and crawl. It is as rich a water in this sense as one could wish. In Chapmans there is a good newt population and dragonfly larvae big enough to barbecue, although neither has appeared in trout stomachs as far as I know.

All the waters have pond snails of various species. Corixa, freshwater louse, shrimps, damsels and buzzers. Through the season there are daphnia blooms and sedges dancing at dusk. There are pond olives and a sporadic hatch of mayflies from Cowleaze. Add to this the caterpillars that fall from the Oak trees on Chapmans, the daddy long legs that come from the surrounding pasture and the hawthorn flies that dance from the hedges, it is surprising that any trout bother with artificials at all.

TROUT

Possible top weight   Variable

 

CHAPMANS

PLECK BARN

DT2 7PT

SANDY

VINERS

COWLEAZE

HIGHER ANSTY

PARKING

FISHING HUT

PLECK LANE

RAWLSBURY FARM

CUCKOO LANE

STOKE LANE

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What's happening over the coming months....

>>  We're delighted to announce that the Club now has access to five day tickets at both Orchard Lakes Fishery as well as Revels Fishery. See our venues page for more details.

 

>>  Our new for 2018 Annual Photography Competition has now launched. A designated page on the website is now live. Get your entry in for the chance to win a free annual membership.

 

>> Have a look at our new fish safety section from the main menu. Designed to provide  fundamental information on how best to target and land large fish. Have a read and if you think we can add any info, please get in touch.