Float only match lake just North of the main complex...
Tripp Lake is situated within a secluded woodland area located to the North of the main Messingham Sands Fishery complex. The lake is used for match fishing only and has a float only restriction which has made it an extremely popular venue for both club and open matches with parking available behind every peg. No non-fishing visitors are allowed on the site which reduces any bank side disturbance to an absolute minimum whilst matches are in progress.
Depths vary around the lake with the main body of the lake (pegs 1-8 & 26-34) being around 12ft deep. Other areas of the lake (pegs 9-25) are often referred to as the ‘shallows’ with depths between 5-6ft. Pegs 19-25 are in the ‘cut’ which is around 16 metres wide.
Tripp Lake is heavily stocked with the primary target species being Carp which range from 1lbs up to low doubles, F1’s ranging from a few ounces up to 3lbs, Crucian Carp, Skimmers and Ide. Other species such as Roach and Silver Bream are present and can provide plenty of bites during the worst of the winter weather.
What You Need To Know...
4.0 acres (1.6ha)
Bronze / Silver Bream
Bread, maggots, pellets, corn and meat.
During the warmer months you are almost certain to catch on any bait or method you choose weather it be on a rod and line or a pole.
Bread can be a fantastic way of picking out the larger carp off the surface in the warmer months with fishery pellets, corn and meat equally as effective.
If you are a beginner or simply want to catch anything that swims, maggots fished on the pole or wagller are extremely effective and can often result in a ‘bite a chuck’.
The Tripp Lake is a float only match lake and can only be fished in pre-booked and open matches.
No practice or pleasure fishing is allowed. We feel that by restricting this lake to matches only, the use of the lake is preserved, generating larger weights for our match anglers all year round. If you wish to book a match with us please get in contact with us and we will do our upmost to accommodate you for the dates you require.
For more information on match bookings please see our Match Bookings page.