STILL­WA­TERS

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

A1 PITS, SOUTH MUSKHAM FISH­ERY, NE­WARK, NOTTS Here you’ll find spec­i­men carp and bream spread over mul­ti­ple pits. Pit 4 is the best for runs, es­pe­cially if you want big slabs. Fish a Method feeder with worm or fake corn on the hair to catch. Con­tact: 07970 209433 Post­code: NG23 6EQ ALVECHURCH FISH­ERIES, BIRM­ING­HAM, W MIDS There are four pools to choose from here. A 50lb-plus catch of carp to 14lb, bar­bel and cru­cians on Horse­shoe Lake is pos­si­ble on the Method feeder to the is­land with sin­gle or dou­ble red mag­got on the hook. Con­tact: 0121 445 4274 Post­code: B45 8BW BLUE­BELL LAKES, OUNDLE, NORTHANTS Blue­bell Lake has been pro­duc­ing good catches of spec­i­men roach to mag­gots fished on a bomb. Most lakes here hold a good num­ber of roach and by cat­a­pult­ing reg­u­larly you’ll be able to put a good bed of bait down. As the wa­ter tem­per­a­tures are quite low, the fish won’t come up in the wa­ter very read­ily. Con­tact: 01832 226042 Post­code: PE8 5HP BOD­DING­TON RESER­VOIR, DAVENTRY, NORTHANTS Bod­ding­tons is a Canal & River Trust-run venue con­tain­ing a huge head of carp to over 20lb. Bomb, feeder and pole tactics work su­perbly well here al­though while wa­ter lev­els are low it’s worth stick­ing with the bomb and pel­let in con­junc­tion with a pel­let cone or a small PVA bag. It may also be worth fish­ing mag­got on the pole close in for a big bag of roach. Con­tact: 01908 302556 Post­code: NN11 6UD FISHERWICK LAKES, LICH­FIELD, STAFFS Nets to 50lb-plus are fea­tur­ing on the Match Pool with an­glers mainly bag­ging up with carp av­er­ag­ing 3lb-4lb and sil­ver­fish by fish­ing mag­got and corn down the edge. This lake has 31 pegs to choose from, but al­ways fol­low the wind for the best re­sults. Con­tact: 01543 433606 Post­code: WS13 8QF GRA­HAM’S POND, HUNT­ING­DON, CAM­BRIDGESHIRE Here you’ll find an ex­cel­lent match-style carp lake full of fea­tures, ide­ally de­signed with the pole an­gler in mind. The carp av­er­age around 5lb and pre­fer baits like pel­lets, paste or corn fished down the mar­gins or out at 5m in front of you. Con­tact: 07879 000544 Post­code: PE29 6EG HAVENSIDE FISH­ERY, WAIN­FLEET, LIN­COLNSHIRE There are 35 pegs on this well-de­signed lake, con­tain­ing mostly carp and a mix of sil­ver­fish species in­clud­ing bream, ide, chub and bar­bel. The is­lands can be reached with an 11m-15m pole, while the area be­tween the two is­lands is suit­able for fish­ing a wag­gler or feeder. This is pre­cisely the place you need to be tar­get­ing if you want to catch a proper mixed bag. Con­tact: 01754 880445 Post­code: PE24 4NB

PRI­ORY LAKES, RUSKINGTON, LIN­COLNSHIRE

Lake Two is all about match­carp­ing where fish­ing the bomb or feeder to the is­lands can ac­count for fish to 10lb. Take pel­lets, Band’ems, corn and dead mag­gots and stick to the bait the fish pre­fer. Con­tact: 01526 834444 Post­code: NG34 9DJ

RY­CROFT FISH­ERIES, CAS­TLE DONINGTON, LE­ICS

Catch 50lb nets of skim­mers on the Carp Pool, fish­ing ex­panders over a bed of mi­cros. As its name sug­gests the pool also con­tains loads of big carp which can be caught in the deeper wa­ter at this time of year. Con­tact: 07816 052235 Post­code: DE74 2RE

SHORTHEATH WA­TER, MOIRA, LE­ICS

The pel­let bomb fished in the early pegs and the Method feeder fished tight over to the is­land from the pegs in the late teens are pro­duc­ing su­perb nets of carp. Fish to 12lb can be taken down the edge late on, with paste and pel­let prov­ing the most pop­u­lar hook­baits. Con­tact: 01283 763777 Post­code: DE12 6BW

TEM­PLE FARM FISH­ERY, HINKLEY, LE­ICS

Dave’s Pool is bet­ter known for its carp to 32lb but there are also plenty of roach over 1lb in here. Tar­get them by loose­feed­ing cast­ers in open wa­ter. Con­tact: 01455 220422 Post­code: LE10 3HY

THE RIDDINGS FISH­ERY, ATHER­TON, WARKS

An­glers are catch­ing some huge lumps down the edge with carp to dou­ble fig­ures not shy to feed. Visi­tors are not just catch­ing on the pole be­cause a small Method feed­ers or bomb works well too in open wa­ter. Con­tact: 01827 713244 Post­code: CV9 2PE

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