Pole Fishing for Carp at the Waie Inn

Bank holiday weekends are made for fishing! And with a Sunday boat trip booked, this weekend was no exception. Despite being out on the boat on Sunday, good weather on the Saturday was just too tempting to resist so I managed to persuade the family that a visit to the Waie Inn near Crediton would be nice. The kids could play on the outdoor play area while the wife and I had a beer or two. A little pond attached to the Inn that provided the opportunity to fish was just an added bonus….

The Waie Inn’s small pond is generously stocked with small carp making it the ideal venue for a guaranteed good days fishing for the kids. At £3.50 it’s about as cheap as you can find as well.

We set up a short 4m whip and float fished double maggot over a steady trickle of loose fed offerings. At the extent of the little pole’s reach the water was only 2 and a half feet deep and the bites came straight away and then continuously throughout the rest of the session. The fish were generally between 4 and 12 inches long and suitably easy to catch which maintained the interest of an 8 and a 10 year old along with their friends. Can’t ask for much more than that for a fun afternoon’s family fishing. Just hoping for a bit more challenge / excitement on the boat tomorrow.