THE OCEAN 
12 months Fishing allowed
marked pegs 
postcode CW7 2PT

 

This still water is one of the oldest in the town of Winsford.....and busiest! And also one of the Associations most prolific waters .Over a hundred years ago it was known as the Floods and lay at the lowest point of a number of farmers fields, the water from these fields flowed into the natural hollow and the lake was formed. However where the name "The Ocean" comes from no-one has any idea. If you do we would love to know! The lake has been a WDAA water for as long as anyone can remember, bar a couple of years when it was a syndicate water. King carp were stocked into the lake in 1963. These fish were bought from fisheries in the South of England and Belgium and arrived in bags at Winsford train station. Over the years the fish bred like mad and the smaller carp were
used to stock all the other Winsford waters and many other waters further afield. So just about every carp in our lakes (and a lot of the northwest waters waters  further afield) is a direct descendant of the original stocking of the Ocean 50 + years ago!

 

The water now lies in the middle of a busy municipal golf course Because of this a number of areas are out of bounds to fishermen. These areas are adjacent to fairways and are well within range of a 3 iron. Therefore to prevent any accidents there is no fishing allowed in these areas.The water contains rudd, roach, a few pike and of course loads of small carp. The water has been netted to reduce the smaller carp and allow some better fish to come through and some mixed stockings of other species are planned,
this is an ongoing project and a changing water for the better. 
Access to the water is via the golf course alongside the hedge behind the 11th tee.
Do not fish beyond the limit markers.

 

 WINSFORD & DISTRICT ANGLERS ASSOCIATION         established 1908 ©