Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Findern Pond

This evening I had a walk up the canal with the dog to Findern Pond. This is a water on the DRAC ticket that holds great memories for many of us. However, it has been blighted in recent years by poaching and illegal camping/nuisance behaviour. Consequently there is a debate about whether to continue to rent it. I just can't make my mind up.

I took 9 tench between 2lb and 3lb from the swim above as a schoolboy. This was only after my dad showed me how to catch a tench. Nothing by todays standards of course but I felt like Dick Walker in the car on the way home. At the time it was a lot bigger pitch that two could fish in comfort.

A lot less litter in the area below than my last visit. Can't imagine who has picked this up unless it is Phil.


  1. Dave,

    I lived in Findern until I was 7...never knew that there was a pond there and furthermore that it's on the DRAC ticket...we'll have to meet up and fish there some time....


  2. Well fancy that, I was probably first exploring the pond whilst you were resident. It is actually a tad nearer Willington than Findern backing up to the railway liner near the level crossing between the two villages. I'd welcome an evening session on there Mr Wood perhaps next April/May time when I'm told the tinca tinca is nice and fat.