FOUR HOTTEST CARP VENUES NEAR YOU

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

LONGLEAT FISH­ERY, WARMIN­STER, WILTS

The Top Lake, ex­tend­ing to some seven acres, is a spe­cial­ist carp fish­ery with 600-plus ghost, com­mon and mir­ror carp run­ning to over 30lb. The lake has a good head of twen­ties, but with an av­er­age size of around 17lb-18lb all the fish are worth catch­ing. Day tick­ets and night-tick­ets are avail­able. Con­tact: 01985 844400 Post­code: BA12 7NW

MANOR FARM LEISURE, BIGGLESWADE, BEDS

As well as hold­ing game fish, the Damsel Lake also of­fers coarse an­glers plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to catch carp, even in the depths of win­ter. They av­er­age around 8lb-10lb but there are some larger lumps to over 20lb as well. In sum­mer the bailiff reck­ons an­glers should try fish­ing zig rigs or fo­cus their at­ten­tions on the mar­gins. Con­tact: 01767 317835 Post­code: SG18 9BB

MONK LAKES, MARDEN, KENT

The 10-acre Puma Lake is for plea­sure spec­i­men an­glers only and holds a good head of carp to over 30lb. There are loads of fea­tures to tar­get, in­clud­ing three is­lands and gravel bars. Con­tact: 01622 833332 Post­code: TN12 9BS

NEW FARM FISH­ERY, MAIDEN­HEAD, BERKS

The Carp Lake has dou­ble­fig­ure fish in ev­ery peg and they are grow­ing quickly from 8lb to 40lb-plus. There’s ev­ery­thing in here – com­mons, mir­rors, grass carp and koi. Con­tact: 01628 789564 Post­code: SL6 3ST

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