With summer feeling like a distant memory, temperatures dropping and nights drawing in earlier each day, you would be forgiven for thinking about hunkering down and hibernating through the Autumn months!
Many anglers like Spring but favour the Autumn months and the varieties of fish it brings to the banks and coastlines of the UK. Changes in temperatures can bring migrating saltwater fish to our Somerset shores and predators out of their hidey holes looking for fish to feed on before winter. The possibility of catching a larger fish is also more attainable than any other time of year.
Situated within easy reach of the River Parrett, Southfork Camping and Caravan Park is the ideal place to take advantage of some out of season fishing, so don’t pack your rods away just yet. Listed below are the top 5 sites in and around Martock for any fish enthusiast (distances are calculated from Southfork Caravan Park).
Alternatively, if you don’t have space to bring all your equipment with you, we also have rods for hire at a cost of £5.00 per day (returnable deposit of £50.00 required) and bait is available in the local pet shop at Martock. For more information please visit our fishing in Somerset page.
1. Stoke-Sub-Hamdon & District Angling Association
(Approx. 2.3m at nearest point)
Stoke-sub-Hamdon is mainly a coarse fishery that controls the waters on the upper River Parrett. From fast flowing streamy sections to deeper slower sections the diversity of this 10 km patch makes an interesting day for any angler. Sections include whirlpools, side streams, undercut corners and plenty of overhanging trees. Day licenses are available.
2. Langport and district Angling Association
(Approx. 7.6m at nearest point)
With its own fishing lake situated at Combe, Langport and district Angling Association waters start at Huish Bridge (Langport), flow down through the town, ending at the lock gates at Oath. Day licenses are available to visitors wanting to fish stretches for Bream, Carp, Chub, Tench and Roach. Combe lake is open all year round and was created by the club as a mixed fishery, however it can only be fished by season ticket holders.
3. Pavyotts Mill Carp Fishery
For any Carp fans, Pavyotts Mill Fishery is a 10 acre dedicated Carp fishing complex, comprising of 5 lakes which are well stocked with Carp. Situated in the village of East Coker near Yeovil, Pavyotts offer numerous day/week licenses and is a good venue for Carp anglers looking to beat their personal best.
4. Follyfoot Fishery
Follyoot Fishery is a well-established mature lake covering around 3 acres and sited in the Quantock Hills. Stocked with a variety of Koi, Mirror, Common and Ghost Carp the fishery offers both day and night fishing, and welcomes non-fishing partners. There is also a shop on-site.
5. Wimbleball Fly Fishery, Dulverton
Slightly further afield but very much worth a visit, Wimbleball Reservoir is situated within Exmoor National Park. With 370 acres of water, there are plenty of bays and inlets to explore. The lake is stocked with Rainbow and Wild brown Trout – of which the Rainbow Trout are produced at the local Rainbow Valley Trout Farm also owned by the fishery. Day licenses are available.