Brookfoot Lake

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Water Name

Brookfoot Lake


This water is a gravel pit that is about 3.5 to 4 acres in size. It is a well established water that has many features all the way around. This means that the fish can be caught from any of the lily beds, rushes or overhanging trees that you will find. If you go further out you will find depths up to 30 feet. The club is working extremely hard and spend a great deal of time improving this fishery. The pegs have been substantially improved over recent years with hardcore being laid.

You will find anglers stalking the big carp on floating baits, with carp going up to the 25lb mark. The bream are also very impressive with a number of fish approaching double figures being pulled out. If you enjoy catching big roach, then this water has some beauty 2lb fish to have a go at. These fish although are often forgotten about when the perch come out over 3lb.

The problem you will be faced with, despite the best attempts of the club, is that the water is extremely clear. The introduction (at great expense of the club) of three islands has helped a little (and given some very good features to fish to).

You will find the locals fishing a fair way out with the groundbait feeder, single maggot or corn on a small hook and light bottom will see you catching the bream and roach. The canal side is fairly shallow, and when the water warms up, the roach can be taken up in the water on the pole. The water is quite popular with carp anglers using the general bivvy tactics. The bigger fish can be quite hard to tempt out, but for the price of the day ticket, it has got to be worth a blank day every now and again.

During the winter months it is worth a visit for the pike, with lots of little ‘uns and quite a few doubles.

This water is extremely well run by Brighouse Angling Association (BAA) and I challenge you to find a more picturesque lake within a stones throw of a bustling town centre. You have to work hard at this venue, but when it goes well you can truly pat yourself on the back knowing you will have fished really well.

There is a small private water at the rear that is available only to the members of the club with no day tickets


Day tickets £4.00 and can now be purchased on a Sunday. Keepnets are allowed but not for carp, no nuts allowed. No night fishing for non BAA members. Club books are available priced £20.00, available from Calder Angling Supplies, Rastrick


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Leave Brighouse on the A6025 towards Halifax (Elland Road)

You pass the Red Rooster Pub go for a short distance and there is a left turn into a newish office complex, the lake is on the RHS, with a gate to the car-park.


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