The Oaks Fishery offers a guide and tuition service, the Foyle system has some excellent rivers including the Mourne, Strule, Derg, Owenkillew and Finn. Maximise your chances of catching an Atlantic Salmon with one of our highly experienced guides who will organise your trip. This service is managed by Ian Gamble, Ian is a highly qualified professional casting instructor and is a member of the International Federation of Fly Fishers and also APGAI, Ireland.
Excellent Coarse Fishing is also available at The Oaks which produced the unofficial Irish record for a Pike catch weighing in at whopping 46.5lb. Some of our Guides are fanatical pike anglers. Spend a day with a highly qualified guide and learn the different techniques they employ to catch these fantastic predators. We hope to see you soon, in the meantime.....
The Oaks Fishery is situated at Enagh, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. A natural lake of 15 acres in picturesque surroundings. Boats and rod hire are available at the lake and we have a well stocked tackle shop for your convenience. Please call 028 71 860916 to book your boat in advance.
Our lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout weighting between 1.5 to 18lbs. The tackle shop on site supplies all types of bait and has a wide range of flies, lures, line, reels, rods and other equipment.
Methods that have worked so far on The Cedar Lake are fishing pellet up the slope, at your feet and on top of the far shelf, feeding either a sloppy groundbait, groundbait or micro pellets.
All persons of the age of 12 and over must have a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence.
Night fishing by arrangement only.
No microbarbs/barbed hooks.
Fishery feed pellets only
No litter, fires, dogs, excessive noise.
Groundbait in feeders or pole cup.
The Oaks Lakes is situated to the North End of Sessay Village there are good link roads from the A1 to the A19 via A168 (to Thirsk) or A64 (to York)
Sessay and The Oaks Lakes are not difficult to reach by car, Sessay is about a mile inland from the A19, the major truck road which runs parallel to the A1 between York and Thirsk.
Another Saturday and its another solo trip to the quality The Oaks Lakes, Sessay
An early rise seem me arrive at the fishery just before opening time of 6.30am to find the access to the specimen lake blocked by a bollard, so i immediately forget about parking my car next to my peg and settle for the car park.
It wasn’t until after the bailiff tackled me about needing a 42″ landing on the specimen lake as there are 30lb carp swimming about i took my turn to tackle him about not being able to get the car next to my peg it then pointed out that the bollard was only there as group of guys had been allowed to bivvy up on the road as they had been there for the whole week.
He then abligied and removed the offending obstacle so i was straight back to the car to move it next my choosen swim.
Thankfully no big carp took my little 10mm hook bait attached to my 6lb line, that was attached to my feeder rod, would have been a day to remember trying to land a big carp on this set up.
However, plenty of roach and rudd to be had as well as the odd perch, a great days fishing.
I’d highly recommend this place to anyone
Second fishing trip now organised and away we go to The Oaks Lakes – Sessay, North Yorkshire 4th January 2014.
The Oaks Lakes is a very popular commercial fishery with 10 lakes and over 400 pegs and its always busy at the weekend as it holds several fishing matches.
Complete with tackle shop and cafe, it has good size car park with easy access to all the lakes.
The cafe gets really busy about 7.30am as everyone arrives for the match draw and to get there breakfast, the full breakfast is the one to get if you ask me.
If you get there early the car park will be pretty empty but it gets busy fairly quickly.
For this visit although I was there with the feeder rod in hand, we choose to go on the specimen carp lake as we had heard there were decent size perch lurking in the margins.
I didn’t realise it at the time but your not normally allowed to fish the specimen lake with feeder rods and match fishing gear, it was just by chance that we were there in January and they sometimes let you target the roach in the colder months of December and January on this water.
An added benefit to this lake is we could park directly next to the peg so no need to carry gear to the swims.
After a little casting practice we starting catching the roach, most of the other anglers on the lake were targeting the carp which seemed to be really quiet at the time.
A good method to catch the Perch in here is to ledger worm in the margin while trickling about 10 maggots over the top ever minute or so.
You can expect to catch yourself perch to over 3lb which is pretty good.
Although it was a cold day we have a great time and by the end of the day we had a hat full of roach and perch!