BLUE­BELL LAKES OUNDLE, NORTHANTS

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

A BLUE­BELL

As well as huge carp this lake holds spec­i­men tench, perch to 4lb and roach to 2lb-plus which are caught ev­ery au­tumn and win­ter out to­wards the mid­dle on mag­gots.

This lake also holds lots of bream well into dou­ble fig­ures. For a bit of late-sum­mer sur­face carp ac­tion try the south­ern­most corner of the lake.

B SANDMARTIN

This carp lake also holds tench and bream. CC Moore-backed Lee Cramp­ton bagged a 40lb com­mon from here less than a fort­night ago us­ing a PVA bag with small pel­lets cast out into the mid­dle of the lake. A huge shal­low area on the Blue­bell side of the lake is a tench hotspot.

C KING­FISHER

There are dozens of thir­ties and a sprin­kling of 40lb carp in here. Boilies are the top bait rather than par­ti­cles on this pool. Deep mar­gins on the river side can fish well, es­pe­cially when it’s cooler.

D SWAN

This 12-acre lake holds carp to 50lb and mon­ster cat­fish to triple fig­ures. A 12lb tench was also caught on this lake ear­lier in the sea­son and it holds plenty more dou­bles. There is no fish­ing from the Sandmartin bank but an­glers tend to fish the first pos­si­ble pegs and cast over to the reeds on that bank. A small gravel bar at the nar­row, shal­low end of the lake also holds fish. Avoid us­ing boilies for the carp, as they pre­fer other baits.

E MALLARD

The largest pool on the com­plex it has shal­lows, weed beds and gravel bars. The carp go to over 30lb and there are thought to be over 1,000 dou­bles, mak­ing it one of the best for runs. There are also big roach, tench and bream.

F RIVER NENE & WIL­LOW CREEK

There are 80 pegs on the River Nene of­fer­ing a mix of species in­clud­ing some crack­ing chub and bream. Wil­low Creek is a nar­row stretch which runs off the main river and holds chub to 6lb.

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