Exclusively for holiday home owners, tourers and self catering staing on park, it is important for anglers to know that Pearl Lake is a natural lake that can be fished rather than a dedicated fishing lake. As a visual spectacle it delights those who do not fish as much as it excites those who do. For this reason the lake is neither designed to be, nor stocked as, a fishery. The water quality is paramount to us and all the contributors to this – flora, fauna, roots, lillies, freshwater mussels etc – provide an abundance of natural food for the fish. Your challenge as an angler is to outwit the fish and make your bait the more attractive option. Weed will shelter silver fish, protecting them from predators, and is another important part of the lake eco-balance. We try to keep the swims clear for anglers so this does not spoil your experience of fishing this beautiful piece of water.
All fish must be returned to the lake
Pearl Lake is the crown jewel of all Herefordshire lakes. Its sparkling spring fed waters are crystal clear all year round, even during the wettest English April since records began. (2012)
The swims are varied– some are open while others are hidden away in the woods surrounded by weeping willows, rhododendron bushes or great gnarled oak trees that must be 500 years old. These places are maybe for the solitary angler, someone that likes to quietly stalk his fish.
The magic of Pearl Lake is the feeling that you are welcome and accepted into the peace and tranquillity from the very first visit. Whichever spot you choose to fish there will be tree creepers and nuthatches on one side, robins and kingfishers on the other.
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