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Woodview Fishery – Island Pool

on February 17, 2012

Woodside Fishery is a recently established fishing complex set within the beautiful rolling hills and pasture lands of the South Shropshire countryside. There are four pools available to both the pleasure and match angler alike, all offering superb day ticket fishing. The pools are heavily stocked with a variety of coarse fish including, most predominately, Carp and Tench, with large numbers of Roach, Rudd, Bream, Perch, Chub and even Barbel.

The pools are co-owned by Peter Hughes and his brother David. Together, they have taken great care and effort to create a very natural setting in which anglers, young and old, can come and enjoy themselves irrespective of whether or not they catch fish all year round

Island Pool

The second longest standing pool on the complex is the Island pool, named because of its two islands. The pool is home to fewer species with Carp, Bream and Roach being the most dominant. This pool presents the angler with more of a challenge, but with greater rewards with Carp averaging 2-3lb, Bream averaging 1lb + and F1 hybrids to over 3lb. The pool is also popular amongst younger anglers in search of their first catch with plenty of small Roach and Rudd to be had.

Depths average between 4-6ft with drop-offs reaching aprox. 15ft on the dam wall. Popular methods include pole fished meat and/or corn for large weights of mixed size Carp, Bream and Roach from close in and pole fished maggot/ castor for large catches of both Roach and Rudd. A good tip is not to neglect the margins! The pool fishes all year round, but can produce some exceptional fishing in the colder months due to the deeper water. The current match weight record stands at 158lb 8oz caught by K. Gray on 14th July 2010.


The Island pool is accessible to both disabled and elderly fishermen with a

large car park close by and secure wooden staging around the pool, catering for aprox. twenty seven (27) anglers.

Woodview Fishery was featured in the Angling Times…to veiw the article see below

Woodside Fishery is approximately 50 minutes from Birmingham, 15 minutes from Kidderminster, 10 minutes from Bewdley and 20 minutes from Bridgnorth.

If you are trying to find the fishery via sat nav  use postcode DY14 0BU

If you need further directions, please visit Multimap.com

From Kidderminster:

Take the A456 heading towards Leominster. At Callow Hill turn right (just after the new housing development) onto the A4117 towards Cleobury Mortimer. At the top of the village, turn left just before Harry Tuffins (signposted Tenbury). Follow the road for approx. 2 miles and we’re on the right.

From Bridgnorth:

Take the B4363 heading towards Cleobury Mortimer. Join the A456, go through the village, and turn left by Harry Tuffins. Again, we’re about two miles down the Tenbury Road on the right hand side (opposite Hazely Grange Farm).

From Birmingham:

Take the A34 then pick up the B4100 towards Walsall, the Ring Road and Perry Barr. Bear left onto the A4540. At Summer Lane (J11) continue straight towards the Ring Road and M5. At Lucas Circus (J10), take 2nd exit to A4540. At Key Hill Circus (J9) take 2nd exit to A4540 signposted West Bromwich (A41). At Hockley Circus roundabout, take 1st exit and pick up the A41. Continue on to Soho Hill then take the M5 (SW). Leave the motorway at J3 signposted Kidderminster and follow the A456. Continue along the A456 until you see the A4117 signposted Cleobury Mortimer (just outside of Callow Hill).

From Bewdley

Head out of Bewdley on the B4190 / Long Bank heading towards Wharton Park Golf Course. At the roundabout, take the third exit signposted A456 / Long Bank. At Callow Hill turn right onto the A4117 towards Cleobury Mortimer. Continue on the A4117 until you reach the village of Cleobury. At the top of the village, turn left just before Harry Tuffins (signposted Tenbury Road). Follow the road for approx. 2 miles and we’re on the right hand side, opposite Hazely Grange Farm.

For more information see www.woodsidefishery.co.uk

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