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CANDY COR­NER FISH­ERIES, DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKS

A lot of carp are be­ing caught from the is­land on AJ’s Lake with a cage feeder and mi­cro pel­let ap­proach. There are also plenty of cru­cians, skim­mers and tench to go at on mag­got fished over ground­bait at 5m. Try down the in­side edge with a worm late on for a big­ger spec­i­men. Con­tact: 07769 902731 Post­code: DN9 3DZ

CAR­LETON HILL FISH­ERY, CARLISLE, CUM­BRIA

The seven-peg Chub Pond is pro­duc­ing ex­cel­lent nets of roach, rudd and perch to mag­got shal­low. Chub to 5lb and tench to 6lb can be taken on worm seg­ments fished tight into the bul­rush-lined mar­gins. On the Trees Pond you can catch plenty of roach, perch, big ide, skim­mers and bream by fish­ing mag­got and worm hook­baits into the deep wa­ter be­tween pegs 5 and 11. Con­tact: 01228 562622 Post­code: CA4 0BJ

ELVINGTON FISH­ERIES, ELVINGTON, YORKS

The bream and tench are well worth go­ing for here, with spec­i­mens of both species to 8lb avail­able. Mag­got or Method feed­ers are your best bet with sin­gle, ar­ti­fi­cial buoy­ant mag­gots or cast­ers work­ing well as hook­baits. Con­tact: 01904 607504 Post­code: YO41 4AZ

FIELDS END FARM, SANDBACH, CHESHIRE

Both the is­land and the open wa­ter swims are pro­duc­ing at the mo­ment, with pel­lets and dead mag­gots find­ing carp to 6lb, bream and tench. Keep sprin­kling bait into the mar­gins and drop in over the top later in the day. Con­tact: 01354 740199 Post­code: PE15 0TY

HALLCROFT FISH­ERY, RET­FORD, N NOTTS

A ground­bait or pel­let feeder cast to the mid­dle of Moat Pool is likely to find carp to 6lb. Al­ter­na­tively, a 30lb net of skim­mers is pos­si­ble here and you can catch them by fish­ing worm over ground­bait. A feeder ap­proach will work, but many an­glers pre­fer to feed a spot close in and float­fish worm over the top. Con­tact: 01777 710448 Post­code: DN22 7RA

MARTIN HALL FARM FISH­ERY, PRE­STON, LANCS

Nat­u­ral baits such as worms, mag­gots, corn and hempseed are prov­ing suc­cess­ful here. Fish down the track at 6m with a chopped worm and a sin­gle mag­got on the hook to claim carp to 6lb, bream and tench to 5lb as well as a few sil­vers. Feed a mix­ture of corn and hemp ini­tially to draw in the fish. Con­tact: 01772 615832 Post­code: PR4 4TE

MORE­TON FISH­ERIES, CONGLETON, CHESHIRE

Pecks Pool is 1.5 acres with 28 pegs, stocked mainly with big carp, cru­cians and roach. As float­fish­ing only is al­lowed here, it’s a great place to prac­tise on the wag­gler. Cast down the edge with a large worm or a grain of corn to catch, feed­ing cast­ers to draw in the fish. Con­tact: 01260 272839 Post­code: CW12 4SB

OLD HOUGH FISH­ERY, MID­DLEWICH, CHESHIRE

Mag­got and small pel­lets are catch­ing on all lakes here. Fish the pole at 8m with dou­ble dead mag­got or a 4mm pel­let for carp and sil­ver­fish. Both the Benbo Pools are pro­duc­ing some de­cent carp to 5lb on sweet­corn fished on the pole to the far shelf. Con­tact: 07976 381996 Post­code: CW10 0HQ

THE CUNNERIES FISH­ERY, CHOR­LEY, LANCS

This S-shaped canal is a pop­u­lar match wa­ter that gives ev­ery an­gler vir­tu­ally the same fea­tures to tar­get – with a cen­tral is­land, mar­gin and track lines avail­able. The cor­ner pegs, as in most matches, are the hotspots thanks to the ex­tra mar­gin line to fish to. Most baits work, although 4mm and 6mm ex­panders, or paste fished over mi­cros, will work best for the carp, F1s and sil­vers. Con­tact: Betty on 01257 451461 or 07515 689334 Post­code: PR7 5RP

TYRAM FISH­ERIES, DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKS

The Is­land Lake is by far the best all-round wa­ter here thanks to its di­verse fea­tures. The is­land is a great place to tar­get carp on the pole, es­pe­cially from pegs 1 or 41 which are only 8m or so away from it. On the other hand there is plenty of deep, open wa­ter to chuck at with the feeder, with large shoals of 6lb bream wait­ing to snap up any mag­got or worm hook­bait. Con­tact: 01302 840886 Post­code: DN7 6DR

WESTERLEY LAKE, YORK, NORTH YORKS

Plenty of carp and roach are show­ing in the mar­gins here. Fish 10mm boilies in con­junc­tion with PVA bags of pel­lets for fish into dou­ble fig­ures. For the roach you need to be spray­ing mag­gots or cast­ers ev­ery put-in to keep the fish com­pet­ing. There’s a good head of redfins over the 1lb mark, so don’t be sur­prised if you catch

30lb. Prawns on the wag­gler may just tempt one of the 3lb-plus perch that lurk in this lake. Con­tact: 01904 448500 Post­code: YO19 6AH

WOMBWELL DAM, BARNS­LEY, S YORKS

The huge nets of sil­ver­fish on the Big Pond are be­ing made up of skim­mers av­er­ag­ing 1lb-2lb and roach touch­ing 1lb. Fish the feeder, pole or wag­gler, with the pegs in the nar­rower area away from the dam prov­ing to be the hotspots. Con­tact: 07932 333276 Post­code: S74 9SZ

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