Stanwick Lakes

This day-ticket com­plex is famed for its gi­ant carp

Angling Times (UK) - - UK FISHERIES -

STANWICK Fish­eries con­sists of six ma­ture lakes, in­clud­ing two day-ticket spec­i­men carp lakes where a 20lb plus fish is eas­ily achiev­able. One of them, El­sons, con­sis­tently fea­tures in An­gling Times with catches of carp to over 40lb.

The lake is around six acres, with depths from 6ft-9ft.

At the time of writ­ing, there are at least seven known fish over 30lb, the big­gest be­ing just over 40lb, and many more over 20lb. A max­i­mum of 12 an­glers are al­lowed on at any one time so booking is nec­es­sary.

Mal­lard Lake also holds some mon­ster fish as well as com­mons and mir­rors in the 15lb-30lb cat­e­gory. For those look­ing to es­cape the crowds Ro­man Lake is a syndicate wa­ter, again with carp to over 50lb.

The fish­ery also boosts a few lakes where smaller carp and other species can be tar­geted. The 30-peg Swan Lake has a big head of low-dou­ble carp, and plenty of bream and tench.

Sim­ple float tac­tics can ac­count for good catches when tar­get­ing the beds of lily pads that can be found around the mar­gins. The tiny Coot Lake, mean­while, of­fers nets of mixed species from cru­cians to tench and bream, while Car Park Lake is ideal for those who want a 100lb bag of carp on the pole.

Prices: £12 a day or £23 for 24 hours Con­tact: 07974 300015, www.stan­wick­lakesfish­ Lo­ca­tion: Stanwick Lakes Fish­eries, off the A45, Stanwick, Welling­bor­ough, Northants, NN9 6QZ Fa­cil­i­ties: Bait shop, toi­lets Rules: Bar­b­less hooks only, no fixed leads, no open fires, un­hook­ing mats and suit­able land­ing nets re­quired, no carp in keep­nets

Stanwick Lakes Fish­eries, off the A45, Stanwick, NN9 6QZ

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