Makins Fish­ery

Thou­sands at­tracted to one of the na­tion’s very first com­mer­cials

Angling Times (UK) - - UK FISHERIES -

HE pro­lific Makins com­plex has long been a pop­u­lar haunt for thou­sands of an­glers and is con­sid­ered to be one of the very first com­mer­cial fish­eries ever cre­ated. Each of its phases is tai­lor made with dif­fer­ent an­glers in mind – so, no mat­ter what style or method you fol­low, you’re sure to have a mem­o­rable ses­sion wher­ever you fish.

Each phase per­forms well through­out the year, how­ever there are a few high fly­ers that are cur­rently pro­duc­ing ex­cel­lent mixed nets of fish.

The pick of the bunch on Phase One has to be Lake Five thanks to the op­tion of hav­ing an is­land and plenty of open wa­ter. The feeder dom­i­nates more than any other method – with the pegs reach­ing the is­land ar­guably the best here.

Ground­bait with corn and pel­let in cold weather will ac­count for a lot of carp to 20lb, as well as big tench and bream when the carp fail to feed.

Phase Two has a lot to of­fer in terms of fea­tures, with a host of bays and is­lands to test your skills.

One lake in par­tic­u­lar though, is the Crater pool, which has some of the big­gest still­wa­ter bar­bel stocked. Fish to 12lb com­monly come out on worm to those fish­ing the pole down the edge on peg 1. Even when the bar­bel fail to show there are plenty of carp to 10lb pre­sent. The bomb and pel­let to one of the is­lands is an­other key tac­tic to use on this wa­ter.

Fi­nally, the An­chor lake on Phase Three is a favourite with many an­glers, as not a sin­gle carp is stocked – mak­ing it an ideal place to catch a haul of qual­ity sil­vers. Some 30lb of bar­bel, roach, skim­mers and big perch to 2lb are com­mon­place through­out the year to those who can fish tight to the is­land shal­low with mag­got and caster, or down the track at 8m with corn skins and 4mm pel­lets.

Carp Bar­bel Golden tench Roach Perch Bar­bel Bream Carp Roach Tench Perch Bream Carp Roach Perch Skim­mers Carp Bar­bel Skim­mers Roach Carp Roach Perch Tench Carp Tench Roach Bar­bel Rudd Bream

Carp Tench Roach Bar­bel Rudd Bream IN­NER AVON SEV­ERN LA­GOON PHASE THREE DER­WENT AVON AN­CHOR THAMES Carp Roach Bream Bar­bel Perch Tench LAKE THREE

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