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Tunnel Barn Farm is the Midlands Premier fishery offering day tickets for pleasure fisherman and daily competitions for Match fisherman. They also hold corporate events throughout the year.

The venue has been open to public for over 17 years and stocks tens of thousand's of fish including many varieties of carp, chub, tench, bream, roach, perch etc.
The complex consists of nine pools ranging in size and style, giving you over 200 pegs to choose from. Each peg has been designed to give anglers something to fish to. There are a number of designated disabled pegs and for those that require assistance reaching their pegs a member of staff is always on hand.
There is a fully stocked tackle shop on site which caters for all your fishing and bait requirements. There is also an excellent café and clubhouse providing breakfast and food throughout the day which can, if required, be delivered to you at your peg.  
Tunnel Barn is one of the fairest venues around, and as such has attracted big matches such as Fish O Mania qualifiers, Van Den Eyne Clubman semi finals, Maver Pairs qualifiers, Maver Match This qualifiers, Angling Times Winter League to name a few.
They also hold their own Winter League which is attended by some of the top anglers in the Midlands including England internationals. This league is extremely popular and sells out within weeks of the dates being announced.



The nine pools are as follows:
Jenny's Pool - 25 Pegs:

A lovely new pool, square in shape with an island at around 14.5m from the bank. Like at pools at Tunnel Barn it is stocked full of F1 carp as well as having a healthy stocking of bigger commons and mirrors, roach and skimmers. A great pool for pleasure fishing or ideal for booking small club matches on.

New pool - 44 pegs:
Also known as the snake pool due to the shape, there are a number of islands to fish to. The average depth around the pool is 6ft. The pool is well stocked with F1 and F2 Carp, Chub, Tench, roach, perch and Bream and is one of the main match pools. The current 5 hour match record came from peg 13, of 272.12lb. There are lots of F1’s to be caught on pellet or meat. The fish move well in the margins and on the surface. In the warmer weather big weights are expected up to 200lb. The hot pegs are 1,7,10,17,33,39 & 44.
Extension pool - 39 pegs:
There are 2 islands to fish to going down the centre of the pool. The depth varies from 2.5ft to 8ft in places. Good weights come from this lake with the highest being between 150lb to 200lb. F1’s in this pool tend to be averaging 1.5lb.
House pool - 34 pegs:
There are islands all round this pool. The depth is approximately 5ft to 6ft deep. The margins are good for carp, bream and tench. F1 carp, roach perch and bream can all be caught at 6mtrs. The fish will come up in the water when the weather improves and gets warmer. Feeder to the island using dead maggot is a good way to catch big carp
Top pool -  33 pegs
There are a number of islands to fish to in this pool including a sunken one! The bowl area is good for big carp, with the hot pegs being either 1 or 33. The depth of the pool varies from 3ft to 6ft. There are lots of silver fish and F1’s at 4mtrs and in the margins. Corn and pellet tend to be the best baits.
Bottom pool  - 29 pegs
This is the oldest pool at Tunnel Barn, dug over 20 years ago. There are 3 islands going down the centre of the pool and the depth varies from 2ft to 7ft. There are a lot of double figure fish in this pool as well as a good stock of tench, perch, bream, silver fish, common, crucian and mirror carp. The best baits tend to be pellet, corn and meat.
Canal pool - 24 pegs
This pool has an island all the way down the middle of it at 12mtrs with a depth of between 6ft to 7ft.

The margins produce good bags of fish to corn. F1’s, F2’s tench and bream can all be caught at 4mtrs and against the island, with roach mainly going for maggot.
Club pool – 24 pegs
Again this pool has an island all the way down the middle and a depth of between 5ft to 7ft. There are some big bream and tench in this pool. Each peg is capable of producing lots of F1’s, F2’s roach and bream. Fishing at lengths of 4mtrs, 6mtrs and to the island generally produce the best results. The best baits tend to be corn, pellet and bread.
The fishery rules are:


Further information can be obtained by calling:

For club bookings call Jenny or Sarah on 01926 842975

For shop sales call Graham or Les on 01926 842188

For fishing info call Les on 01926 842188

 TUNNEL BARN 2011 Match Dates for your Diary

Pools used
7th April
Garbolino Club Angler of the Year.
All pools
22nd April
Good Friday Open –
Draw 12.30pm
Fish 1.30-6.30pm
Club, Canal & Jenny’s
Contact the shop for entry
23rd April
Draw 9am
Fish 10.15-3.15pm
House & Extension
Contact the shop for entry
24th April
Easter Sunday Open
Draw 9am
Fish 10.15-3.15pm
New & Top
Contact the shop for entry
25th April
Easter Monday Open
Draw 9am
Fish 10.15-3.15pm
Canal & Extension
Contact the shop for entry
29th April
Club Match
House & Extension
21st May
Fish O Mania Qualifier
All pools
23rd May
Club Match
4-5 pools
6th July
Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm Masters
Double Header
Match 1: Draw 8am : Fish 9.15am-1pm
Match 2: Draw 2pm : Fish 3pm-6.45pm
4-5 pools
Contact the shop for entry
10th July
Super Cup Final
House, Top, Club, Extension, Jenny’s & Canal
16th July
Maver Match This Qualifier
6-7 pools
23rd July
Maver Pairs Qualifier
House, New, Top, Extension & Canal
16th September
GarbolinoAcademy Day
House & Extension

Winter League 2011/2012
Oct 10:         22nd                            Nov 10:       5th & 19th  
Dec 10:         10th & 17th            
Jan 11:         7th, 21st, 28th        Feb 11:       11th & 18th
ENTRANCE FEE £280 PER TEAM - Includes 10 matches at £6 peg fee per match = £60 & £10 per man entrance gives £800* payout. 1st £325, 2nd £225, 3rd £150 & 4th £100
To reserve your team’s place, send your £40 deposit in as soon as possible.
Payment to be received 5 weeks prior to the first match. Non receipt of payment will result in the reserve teams being entered.
* Payout is dependant on all 20 team places being filled.
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