Carp Fishing – Birkwood Farm Fisheries – West Yorkshire
Location: Birkwood Farm Fisheries, West Yorkshire, WF6 2JE
Size: Over 6 acres
Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate
Contact: Birkwood Farm Fisheries, Altofts, Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF6 2JE
Tel: 01924 892251
Day Tickets: ?7.00
Concessions & under 16: ?6.00
After 1:00 pm: ?5.00 (everyone)
River and Canal Fishing: ?4.00
Contact the fishery for a list of their specific rules.
Birkwood Farm is near Normanton and is just three miles from Wakefield and 6 miles from the centre of Leeds. They have 4 lakes, Main Lake, Frog Hall, Oscar’s Lakes and Emily’s Lakes. They have over a 100 fishing stations combined with all 4 lakes. All the fishing platforms are well spaced out so that each angler has plenty of room to enjoy their day carp fishing.
The Main Lake is 3 acres in size and is well stocked with carp, tench, gudgeon, bream, rudd and tench and it has 28 pegs that are open year round for good coarse and carp fishing. This is the most popular of the lakes on the complex and you need to at the fishery early in order to get your own peg. They also allow match bookings all year round.
Frog Hall has been around for over 100 years and it has room for just 10 anglers. It is heavily stocked with good sized carp up to 27 pounds, roach, perch, rudd and a few tench. It is well sheltered and is at the far corner of the farm with its own parking at the side of the lake.
Emily’s Lake was opened in 2005 and is mainly stocked with carp for some great carp fishing and match fishing. This lake has 37 pegs and its own parking. When the area is dry they will even let you park behind your peg. The car park however is very close by as well and is open year round. This like is a canal type lake and sometimes referred to as Snake Lake. It has a lot of different features than Main Lake and Frog Hall, giving anglers more challenges. Oscar’s Lake was also opened in 2005 and has 31 pegs and it too is mainly stocked with carp for carp fishing and carp matches. Matches are held every day of the week on this lake except for on Mondays.
They also have river fishing open on the River Calder. This is for those who are more interested in fishing for other coarse fish such as brown trout, rainbow trout, chubb, gudgeon, roach, rudd and barbel. This is private and can only be accessed through the fisheries. They charge ?4.00 a day through an “honesty box”.