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Address: Lower Ridge Farm & Fisheries, Seahill Road, Saughall, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6BJ,
Commonly known to locals as "Saughall Fishery" Lower Ridge Fisheries consists of 3 well stocked lakes.
The first lake which is the 1st lake on the left after you enter from the car park is the most popular for match and Carp anglers alike due to its impressive stocking of silvers and Carp. Fishing tight to the island tends to be the best approach for the Carp which frequently come out up to 10lb, although there are a small handful of teens and 20's. The 1st lake also offers and abundance of some big ide some of which go to over 5lb, it has tench, perch, barbel, chub, roach, bream, rudd, crucians and F1's.
Lake two is an old trout pool and has a weedy bottom. Even though the smallest of the 3 lakes it is the deepest and contains equally high stocks of silvers (Primarily Ide) and a number of Carp, Tench and Skimmers. Fishing the far end away from the Car Park often produces well for the Carp in particular. The nearer to mid area for the Tench and Ide.
The newest and largest lake is still maturing and has provided some good sport of the past year throwing out some good Carp and plenty of silvers. If you look around the weed beds near the car park you will often view the upper teen Ghost Carp cruising the margins which has only ever been caught once!
Scopex, Strawberry and standard corn all work well against the islands and in the near margins for the Carp/Tench and Ide. Maggots float/Pole fished mid water proves to be effective for the F1's in particular. Float fished maggots in the near margins will pull out a good mixture of silvers including plenty of Perch which are present to half a lb.
Facilities:onsite shop selling baits, snacks and hot food on weekends, a car park, toilets and plenty of bins scattered around the lakes.
Tips:Peperoni, stringers of Sweetcorn, bread, large cubes of luncheon meat on a hair rig are good for carp. Take advantage of the fishmeal pellets that are sold at the onsite shop, put them in a bait box and add enough water to just glaze the top layer and leave them to soak, once soft squeeze them gently onto your method feeder or in your cage feeder, do this every cast.
When fishing the pole try fishing about 6 feet out on a 4mm or 6mm banded pellet, frequently feeding a small amount of 2-4mm pellets.
Robin Red, Scopex, and Strawberry Sweetcorn all tend to be winning baits on this venue.