INCE its opening in 1994, Bluebell Lakes has become one of, if not the very best big-fish day-ticket water in the country. With carp to 50lb and a massive number of smaller specimens in the 20lb to 30lb bracket you can see why this Northamptonshire venue is a great choice for the carpers.
However, while carp are what Bluebell Lakes is famous for, they aren’t the only species worth fishing. Huge pike recorded to 41lb, beautiful bream, tench, chub, perch and roach over 2lb also attract anglers.
There are five lakes to choose from – two big- fish waters, Kingfisher and Swan, two mixed fish waters, Bluebell and Sandmartin, and the stocked carp water Mallard.
All the lakes hold carp, but if it’s silverfish you want in the form of roach and bream then Bluebell Lake provides the best chance. Here the slabs go to double figures and you can catch these by fishing into the open water with a groundbait feeder.
If tench are you thing then Sandmartin is the best lake to head to, especially if you seek out the shallow pegs.