At just over half-an-acre, and bordered by trees on one side, Magna is perfect for getting away for a few hours’ fishing in peace and quiet. Specimen carp into double figures can be caught fishing to the island on the bomb with pellets, or on the waggler with corn or triple maggot on the hook. The real secret here, however, is the roach and perch sport – both species can be caught to 3lb. The roach are fairly easy to locate and can be caught from all pegs, although the base of the near shelf in around 5ft of water is the best place to start. Feed a pot of micro pellets and maggots at the start of your session and keep feeding maggots via a pole pot to keep the roach coming. Fish of 8oz will appear first but soon the bigger redfins will muscle in – especially on half dendrobaena hookbaits. As for the perch, the best areas are on the wooded bank with the corner swims favoured. Use a pole pot to feed a combination of chopped worms, prawns and dead maggots into the margins and fish two worm halves over the top.