Sence Valley “Goss Water”


Ibstock, Coalville.

General description

…Where to start!

1. It’s very deep.

2. There’s rocks/snags down there the size of a van.

3….Chuck in some weed in a few places and you’ve got the idea!

Anyone that moans about the “Top Pond” over at Wiggs Farm not┬ábeing enough of a challenge should love this place! ­čśé

With an “open” inlet/outlet that is fed by the River Sence it’s basically a large basin for the river…. so you can expect the same species, and the same good/bad days that you can have when river fishing.

A beautiful spot with a truly “natural” feel to it – there’s some big Chub, Roach, Bream and massive Pike amongst other specimens to target. A proper PB venue if you can stick it out…

Apparently(?!) there is/was big carp in there also…?

It’s a big water that hasn’t been fished properly for yeeeeears – a tackle shop in Coalville used to sell the day tickets before it closed – we can’t wait to see what surprises it has! It’s fair to say we didn’t get a fair crack at it 2019/2020 season due to the high amount of water we had coming through it at times… so fingers crossed we get slightly less rain this year!

Best pegs are probably those around the inlet/outlets to the lake. Perhaps try regularly spraying casters shallow for Chub/Roach.

Bare in mind this is a nature reserve and as such the fishing is done off “natural bank”… no creature comforts here!

Feeder tactics have apparently worked well with 10-20lb bags of bream, chub and roach recorded on a few sessions.

Known Species

  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench

Parking & Access:

Hard standing Ashby A.C. car park which brings you up behind the lake.

Key required.