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Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

BAIN VAL­LEY FISH­ERIES, TATTERSHALL THORPE, LINCS

Lake Welling­ton holds tench and bream to 7lb. A cage feeder with red mag­gots, cast­ers and worms will catch. Switch to corn if you’re plagued by sil­ver­fish. Con­tact: 01526 342275 Post­code: LN4 4PQ

BEECHWOOD PARK, ELVASTON, DER­BYS

Swan Lake One holds hun­dreds of carp from 4lb-6lb bracket which are be­ing caught on the short pole, feed­ing mi­cro pel­lets down the mar­ginal slope with sin­gle mag­got on the hook. Con­tact: 07973 562689 Post­code: DE72 3EQ

EYE KETTLEBY LAKES, MEL­TON MOW­BRAY, LEICS

Perch to 4lb on Lake 5 are tak­ing leg­ered worm. Cast a mag­got feeder tight to the over­hang­ing trees on the is­land where the wa­ter drops to 7ft. Use a short hook­link and ex­pose plenty of the point for a bet­ter hookhold. Con­tact: 01664 565900 Post­code: LE14 2TN

DE­COY LAKES, WHITTLESEY, CAMBS

Pel­let to the is­land on Beastie Lake will catch plenty of carp to 9lb. Start on the bot­tom, ad­just­ing your rig ac­cord­ingly as they come up in the wa­ter. Perch to a po­ten­tial 4lb are be­ing hooked and lost by an­glers fish­ing for carp with worms. Con­tact: 01733 202230 Post­code: PE7 2AD

LARFORD LAKES, STOUR­PORT-ONSEVERN, WORCES­TER­SHIRE

Small carp and F1s are be­ing taken close in on the Match Lake. Fish the pole at 4m with pel­let for fish to 5lb. On the Spec­i­men Lake, straight lead and the long pole are both catch­ing carp to dou­ble fig­ures on hard 6mm pel­lets. Con­tact: 01299 829373 Post­code: DY13 0SQ

MAKINS FISH­ERY, WOLVEY, WARKS

The Method fished to the is­land on Lake 5 in Phase One is catch­ing carp to 9lb and the odd tench and bream. Head to pegs near­est the car park and switch be­tween corn and 6mm banded pel­lets. On Lake 2, Phase One, pel­let wag­gler is still catch­ing the odd carp shal­low but corn fished down in the mar­gins is pro­duc­ing the bet­ter num­bers. Con­tact: 01455 220877 Post­code: CV11 6QJ

OLD OAK FARM FISH­ERY, RUGBY, LEICS

Up to 60lb bags of mixed fish are com­ing out of the Main Lake and Is­land Lake. Bream to 9lb, tench to 5lb and carp to 12lb will take pel­lets on the feeder or on the pole close in. Switch to smaller pel­lets and red mag­gots and worms for roach and perch to 2lb. Con­tact: 07816 878943 Post­code: CV23 8UX

SHORTHEATH WA­TER, MOIRA, LEICS

Head to peg 16 and chuck a Method feeder loaded with damp 2mm pel­lets into the V-shaped cut into the is­land for carp to dou­ble fig­ures. Al­ter­na­tively, fish the early pegs with corn in the mar­gins for carp to 5lb, or mag­got shal­low for bags of roach and the odd cru­cian. 01283 763777, Sat Nav: DE12 6BW

SNIBSTON DIS­COV­ERY PARK, COALVILLE, LEICS

The Carp Lake holds a good stock of roach to 2lb. Cast a wag­gler to the cen­tral is­land with mag­got or bread­punch or try the mar­gins with corn for a big­ger fish. Con­tact: 07730 582209 Post­code: LE67 3LN

STANWICK LAKES, STANWICK, NORTHANTS

On Coots Lake bream to over 10lb fall to swim­feeder tac­tics. Al­ter­na­tively, fish a wag­gler next to the lily pads with bread­punch or mag­got for tench to 4lb, roach, rudd and the odd cru­cian to 2lb. Con­tact: 07974300015 Post­code: NN9 6QZ

TUN­NEL BARN FARM, SHREW­LEY, WARKS

De­spite the weather cool­ing, pel­let and mag­got on the pole is still work­ing well on the High Pool for F1s while on the Top Pool it’s sil­ver­fish, ide, bream and carp that are mak­ing up weights to 100lb. For a net of bar­bel, head to the Canal Pool and fish down the edge with bunches of mag­gots or paste. Con­tact: 01926 842188 Post­code: CV35 7AN

WEST­WOOD LAKES, BOS­TON, LINCS

Fish as close to the is­land as you can on Sky­lark Lake for carp to 8lb and bar­bel to 3lb. Use a 4mm pel­let on the hook and loose­feed soft­ened pel­lets in a small pole pot after ev­ery fish. On the Fal­con Pool you can catch F1s by fish­ing a top kit with mag­gots shal­low. Hand-feed mag­gots to keep the F1s in your peg. Con­tact: 07846 769003 Post­code: PE21 7JA

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