TOP FIVE TROUT RESERVOIRS FOR PREDATORS
Esthwaite Water, Cumbria: Perch to 4lb and pike to over 30lb are banked every winter. Price: £10 a day (not including pike fishing), tel: 01539 436541.
Rutland Water, Rutland: Zander to double figures and perch to 3lb can be taken on brightly-coloured lures. Price: £19.50, tel: 01780 686441.
Bewl Water, Kent: Fly fishing for pike and perch is permitted at this stunning reservoir. Price: £25, tel: 01892 890000.
Pitsford Water, Northants: Perch over 3lb regularly fall to boat and bank anglers. Price: £19.50, tel: 01604 781350.
FISHING AT FARMOOR BANK fishing permits for predators can be purchased for £17, and no booking is required. Lures must be no smaller than four inches and livebaits must be purchased from the lodge. For more details call 07747 640707.