HIGHFIELD FISHERIES BLACKPOOL, LANCS
A BEECH LAKE (35pegs)
If you’re on a peg where you can reach the island with a pole, introduce dampened micros and dead maggots fish a banded 6mm pellet or corn for carp to 8lb, skimmers and tench. On the feeder, clip up and cast tight to the island with damp pellets around the frame for big carp.There are also ide in here to 2lb-plus which show to casters shallow or on maggots on the deck. End pegs 1, 18, 19 and 35 have seen the best match weights of late.
B OAK LAKE (42 pegs)
Oak features three islands. Peg 33 recently produced 72lb 6oz of carp, F1s and skimmers in a match, and the surrounding pegs feature plenty of open water and islands. Margin fishing can produce carp to nearly 30lb. Pegs 1, 10, 25, 26 have shown form in the margins, and peg 26 saw a 93lb 14oz bag in a recent competition.
C ASH LAKE (25 pegs)
Ash is the smallest lake on the complex but also the deepest. There’s a fantastic head of stillwater barbel in here and fish to 5lb can be caught short down the edge or at the bottom of one of the island’s slopes on dead maggots, worm segments or casters. There’s also a head of specimen crucians and perch to over 2lb, which show to maggots over groundbait in open water, or down in the margins with worms (specifically for the perch). If you’re after carp, pegs 11, 12 and 13 are good, especially if you fish tight up to the island with pellets or corn. For margin fishing pegs 1, 10, 14, 22 and 25 are the obvious candidates for producing the better carp and barbel. Pegs 5 and 18 are also good feeder pegs, as they can reach the gap between the islands.