Tunnel Farm Barn needs no introduction. It is one of the Country’s main F1 and big money venues and luckily like many venues local to me it’s only 40 minutes’ drive from my home town of Evesham.
An F1 Mecca!
As a regular featured venue in many of the angling publications both online and print there isn’t much further that I can add about Tunnel Barn Farm. It is a angling mecca for F1 anglers.
All the pools fish well and this is a venue that doesn’t have that many banned methods. There’s the onsite tackle shop where they will provide fresh bait and plenty of advice. There are Cabins to stay in if you’re looking to stay for a few days and a good breakfast is available from the café. I fish here only a few times a year so it can be difficult to be aware whether maggots and pellets are the best bait. It can change like the weather and the local venue experts will be hard to beat because they will know what bait is working the best. But it a good place to go a fish against some of the country’s top F1 anglers. Fishing must be the only sport I can think of where you can just turn up pay your entrance fee and fish against some well-known anglers.
All the pegs are well constructed and level and you can park close to most pegs. but these fish like to dive under the pallets and it’s a good tip to place your keepnets around the pallet to stop this happening. There are matches most days but you need to keep up to date with what’s going on as they have plenty of leagues and big match qualifiers. So it can get busy.
A heavy bait bill to compete?
Another thing is the bait costs. It not usual for a gallon of maggots to be required and this cost added onto the match fee and travelling costs, can make for an expensive day. This is really one of the reasons why I’m not a regular up there. It’s a lovely venue but if you’re not “gunned up” with bait is going to be hard to compete in the summer months. But for the few times I go there the fishing is generally good
Interested to learn more on Tunnel Barn Farm? Read some of my bogs from the venue
This week us Jubilee Nomads were split around different matches spreading the Nomad name at matches at Tunnel Barn Farm, Hillview and Hawford Bridge Robin Ballard was the star man at Hillviews Saturday open with 18 anglers spread over the Moorhen and Heron pools Robin drew on peg 23 on the Heron pool where he … Continue reading “Jubilee Nomads frame at 4 different matches over the weekend”
Having to use up the last few days holiday from work before the end of the year meant I took a trip up to Tunnel Barn Farm for their Friday Flyer open this week held on the House pool Winter had really set in, being the last week in November so I planned a maggot approach … Continue reading “2nd placed at Tunnel Farm Barn’s Friday Flyer”
This week being Nomads some of us fished the Garbolino Clubman qualifier at Tunnel Barn Farm, opens at Hillview on the Saturday and Sunday and a Brookfields AC match at Lower Park Fishery on the Abbey pool Friday saw some of the Nomads in action at Tunnel Barn Farm fishing the Garbolino clubman of the … Continue reading “Phil Seedhouse wins at Lower Park Fishery”
This week six Jubilee Nomads travelled up to Tunnel Barn Farm for their Sunday Open, with a good turnout of 36 anglers spread over House and Canal pools. Phil, Robin, Stu and Mark draw on House pool, while Andy and Doug found Canal pool home for the day. House pool produced the better weights as … Continue reading “Phil Seedhouse picks up a section win at Tunnel Farm Barn Sunday Open”
This week I travelled up to Tunnel Farm Barn for their Sunday open. With a good turnout of 36 anglers the match was spread over two pools, House and Canal I really wanted to draw on House pool which luckily I did, drawing House 25 up at the top end of the pool. This … Continue reading “Section win, Tunnel Barn Farm, Sunday Open, House pool, 88lb”
As my week off work drew to a close I fished my 7th match on the trott and visited Tunnel Barn Farm for their Friday Flyer held on Jenny’s pool. On arrival at peg 6 I saw F1’s and carp up on the far self against the island at 13 metres so I planned to … Continue reading “3rd placed, Tunnel Farm Barn, Friday Flyer, Jennys 97lb”