This beautiful lily-lined pool recently featured in The Big Fish Off television programme due to its capacity to produce plenty of quality fish. The pool is great for crucians, tench and silverfish. The crucians alone can run to specimen size and are well worth a session on their own. Fishing a float tight to the pads is recommended for all species. This water caters for club matchmen who are looking to catch a big bag of stockie carp between 4lb and 10lb. A recent triple-figure net of 37 carp averaging 6lb-7lb was reported recently off peg 11. This peg features an island at around 13m which is a perfect place to cast a Method feeder loaded with groundbait or damp micro pellets. There are also some huge roach to over 3lb in here! Temple Lake is Bury Hill’s specimen carp water which is strictly members only, but is worth joining for what is on offer. Over 90 carp averaging around the 27lb mark are found in this lake, with a top weight of 43lb, but at only four acres it’s relatively simple to find the fish. There’s a deep channel dug around the islands that do hold the carp well, but the shallow water between pegs 1-15 are attracting the fish now that the weather is warmer. Expect to find around 3ft of water here. Filling it in with Cell and Icelandic Red boilies has proved to be a winning tactic for members choosing to fish this swim. Please visit the website to find out how to join the Specimen Carp Club at Bury Hill.