STILLWATERS BODDINGTON RESER­VOIR, BYFIELD, NORTHAMP­TON­SHIRE BELVOIR LAKES, GRAN­THAM, LIN­COLNSHIRE

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH MIDLANDS -

Chuck a Method feeder as far as you can and ex­pect to find carp to 15lb. Ro­tate be­tween ground­bait and damp­ened mi­cro pel­lets around the frame for the best chance of catch­ing. Ex­cel­lent nets of roach can also be taken close in. Fish sin­gle mag­got over a bed of hemp and mi­cro pel­lets at 8m to catch fish of around 10oz ev­ery chuck. Con­tact: 07740 534891 Post­code: NN11 6UD The two larger lakes are both 12 acres and of­fer ex­cep­tional sport with carp to 30lb, bream to 14lb and tench to 8lb. Con­tact: 01476 870647 Post­code: NG32 1PE

CHE­QUERED LAKE, WHITCHURCH, SHROP­SHIRE

This old lake holds a num­ber of pris­tine carp well over 20lb, as well as perch and bream to 3lb, cru­cians, rudd and roach. Use pel­lets shal­low in open water for the carp and cru­cians, but mag­got and worm will score with every­thing else. Con­tact: 01948 871282 Post­code: SY13 4EH

HAWKSBURY FISH­ERY, COVEN­TRY, WARKS

Feed pel­let and corn on the deck at about 12m for carp to dou­ble fig­ures. Fish a sin­gle grain of corn or a 6mm soft pel­let, feed­ing three or four freebies af­ter ev­ery fish. Con­tact: 01203 491144 Post­code: CV2 1NQ

JU­BILEE POOLS, COVEN­TRY, WARKS

The Is­land pool is pro­duc­ing lots of carp to up­per dou­bles and a few low twen­ties from all over, in­clud­ing the area iron­i­cally known as No Fish Bay. The re­cently re­stocked Horse­shoe Pool is throw­ing up fan­tas­tic tench bags weigh­ing 40lb-50lb or more on mag­got and corn. Con­tact: 02476 307898 Leam­ing­ton AA Post­code: CV8 3ER

PIPEHILL FISH­ERIES, LICH­FIELD, STAFFORD­SHIRE

If you’ve never caught a crucian over 2lb you may want to visit Alders Lake, where fish to 3lb can be caught fish­ing shal­low with mag­gots. Con­tact: 07976 528979 Post­code: WS13 8JT

PACKINGTON SOMERS, MERIDEN, WAR­WICK­SHIRE

Start off by fish­ing the pel­let wag­gler over to­wards the is­land on Lit­tle Gearys Pool for F1s to 3lb. While fish­ing this line, feed pel­lets with a cat­a­pult at 13m out, then switch to fish­ing here af­ter a cou­ple of hours spent on the feeder. Ex­pect to catch over 70lb in a ses­sion.

Con­tact: 01676 523855 Post­code: CV7 7HF

LONG­FORD FISH­ERY, LONG­FORD, DER­BYSHIRE

The Big Lake is the venue’s plea­sure fish­ing-only spec­i­men lake and con­tains big carp well into dou­ble fig­ures, as well as spec­i­men tench. There are also five other coarse pools, in­clud­ing a canal water hold­ing plenty of carp and bream. Fish down the track with casters over mi­cros to put to­gether a mixed bag. Con­tact: 07917 824188 Post­code: DE6 3DF

RED­HILL FISH­ERY, MON­MOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE

Big weights of carp can be caught by fish­ing the pole at 7m and down the mar­gins with pel­let. Fish a 6mm pel­let on the hook and feed freebies us­ing a small pole pot to land carp to 8lb. Con­tact: 07816 854301 Post­code: NP25 4DQ

SPRINGSIDE LAKE, KING’S LYNN, NOR­FOLK

This lake has again been very re­ward­ing, with tench to 6lb be­ing re­ported on all meth­ods. The best baits are pel­lets, corn and boilies, and they pro­duce the best re­sults when fished next to the mar­ginal reedbeds. Con­tact: 01553 679412 Post­code: PE31 6NW

SPRING­WOOD FISH­ERY, MEL­BOURNE, DER­BYSHIRE

Pel­let is catch­ing carp to 4lb shal­low on the Bot­tom Lake. You can also catch tench and carp to 8lb by fish­ing with lun­cheon meat in the mar­gins or up to the is­lands from the pegs out­side the café. There are a few barbel in here as well which could fall to lun­cheon meat on the hook. Con­tact: 01332 864331 Post­code: DE73 8BJ

WEST­WOOD LAKES, BOS­TON, LIN­COLNSHIRE

West­wood is the per­fect place for an an­gling break, with plenty of lodges on of­fer as well as seven well-stocked lakes to help catch a net of fish. Swal­low Lake is well worth a visit, with carp to 14lb, tench, bream, roach and skim­mers all on of­fer. The feeder to the is­land with mag­got, caster or worm on the hook will take some ex­cel­lent mixed nets. Con­tact: 01205 724162 Post­code: PE21 7JA

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