1). How much bait should I bring?
A difficult one to answer but I normally say 15 – 20 kg’s of boilies, plus topping up with the fed pellet which is available on site. We have large chest freezers so it’s better to bring too much and take some home!
2). Do we sell tackle on site?
No we do not have a tackle shop so please come prepared with everything you need including straight shank hooks and the necessary carp care equipment.
3). I see that your rules state no arrivals before 12pm, however, my boat arrives early on the Saturday morning – can I get to you early?
Not unless by prior arrangement as we need the 2 hour period to mow the grass and clean the cabin.
4). How far is the nearest supermarket / petrol station / tabac?
The nearest town is 3km away where you can find all of the above. Details will be given to you when you arrive.
5). Can we leave our gear on the bank if we go out for the day or visit the shops?
Oakwood is very secure, fully fenced and gated. We have never had a problem with any group leaving their personal effects and going out for the day.
6). Can we drink the Tap water?
Yes all the water is mains fed and perfectly safe to drink.
7). Do you have Uk plug points?
Yes the power points in the cabin are fitted with Uk adaptors so you can charge your mobile phones and bait boats.
8). Can we buy bait from you?
Yes we sell Carp Company boilies, pop ups and stick mixes as well as the pellet the fish are fed on which is the highest quality, meeting all their dietary needs.
9). Can I bring my own particles?
No there is a total particle ban except for tinned sweetcorn as these food sources offer little nutrition to the carp.
10). What boilies work best?
Good quality baits will catch you more fish. The lake Special is well worth a look being specially designed by the Carp Company with added natural food to match the characteristics of the lake which is rich in naturals.
11). What size hooks work best?
Any size between 6-10 is good, sometimes finer presentations will catch you more carp and remember to change your hooks often as they don’t stay sharp forever!