I’ve Been fishing Lower Broadheath Fisheries Aka locally was the Jam Factory for the best part of the last 20 years. It’s a little off the beaten track but the fishing is fantastic. There’s no café, tackle shop or any other amenities but the fishing more than makes up for it.
The six pool complex at the jam factory is run as a day ticket fishing venue and is available to book for matches throughout the year. The main match pools are Sycamore, Old, Willow and Ash and are all deep pools, up to 12 foot deep after the marginal shelf’s and are heavily stocked with all species.
Keep nets allowed for pleasure sessions
All though the complex gets busy at weekend with matches it’s one of the few venues where keep nets can be used in pleasure sessions and well worth a visit. If you are planning a trip there. Take plenty of bait as these fish are hungry. The standard baits such as pellet, corn and meat will keep the large carp happily feeding all day. Being deep pools they fish all year round and standard fishing tactics all work well.
A big weight venue
In the summer months at the Jam factory 2-300lb match fishing weights are the norm with good back weights. These are big carp here and you don’t need many to do a big weight and strong gear is needed. Typical methods catch are on the bottom in the depths of winter and up in the water in the summer. The pellet waggler scores well as well as does pole tactics. In the warmer months the carp come in close up on the near shelf in the warmer water and a short pole line can be good before moving into the margins for later in the day. These margins range from one to two foot deep and you will see the carp once they arrive. These fish are powerful I wouldn’t think twice about using 20+ elastics in the heat of the summer and feeding plenty of bait. Meat, corn or pellets all catch plenty of fish
Interested in learning more on The Jam factory? Then read some of my blogs from the venue
This week we Nomads fished our own small match on the Old pool at the Lower Broadheath fisheries AKA The Jam Factory. Phil, Andy, Robin, Rob and Doug and invited angler Jason … Continue reading “Mark Birbeck wins at the Jam Factory”
This week we Nomads and a couple of guests fished our own match on the Willow pool at the Jam Factory. After Storm Ciara the previous week we were all itching to … Continue reading “Andy Mitchell wins on the Willow pool at the Jam Factory”
Being the Christmas break we Jubilee Nomads were able to fish three matches during the week at The Jam Factory, Hawford Bridge and Woodland View. Phil being the star Nomad of the … Continue reading “Phil Seedhouse wins Woodland View Open”
This was a Brookfields AC match at Lower Broadheath fisheries aka as the Jam Factory spread over Sycamore and Willow pools. The Jam Factory is a big weight venue and can be a … Continue reading “4th placed at The Jam Factory with 115lb off the Willow pool”
This week just Rob, Phil and Robin fished a Brookfields AC match at the Jam Factory spread over Sycamore and Willow pools, all breaking the tonne barrier! Phil and Rob drew on … Continue reading “3 Nomad Tonnes at the Jam Factory”
This pool contains and good head of large Carp. So the plan was to fish the pole short on heavy gear with large baits and to finish the match in the margins. … Continue reading “Section win at the Jam Factory, Sycamore pool, 112lb”
This match was all most a carbon copy of a match four weeks ago. I drew the same peg, Willow 22. So with the knowledge gained from that match the plan was … Continue reading “Section win, The Jam Factory, Willow pool, 67lb”
Rather than fishing a commercial open this weekend this was a small knock up match but still very enjoyable fishing with just a few fellow Jubilee Nomads, with a lot of banter … Continue reading “2nd placed on the Willow pool at Lower Broadheath”
This week the Jubilee Nomads fished their own match at The Jam Factory at Lower Broadheath fisheries, fishing on the Willow pool.This week rather than fish an open at one of the … Continue reading “Andy Mitchell wins at the Jam Factory”