The marvel of mighty Makins

Thou­sands at­tracted to one of our very first com­mer­cials

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

GURU Makins is considered to be one of the very first com­mer­cial fish­eries ever cre­ated.

Each of its phases is dif­fer­ent, and the pick of the bunch on Phase One has to be Lake Five, boast­ing an is­land and plenty of open wa­ter. The feeder dom­i­nates, with the best pegs those reach­ing the is­land.

Ground­bait with corn and pel­let in cold weather will take a lot of carp to 20lb, or big tench and bream when the carp fail to feed.

Phase Two has a lot to of­fer in terms of fea­tures, with a host of bays and is­lands.

One lake in par­tic­u­lar, though, the Crater Pool, has some of the big­gest still­wa­ter barbel stocked. Fish to 12lb come out on worm to those fish­ing the pole down the edge on peg 15. Even when the barbel fail to show there are plenty of carp to 10lb present. The bomb and pel­let to one of the is­lands is an­other key tac­tic to use on this pro­lific wa­ter.

Fi­nally, the An­chor Lake on Phase Three is a favourite with many an­glers. It has re­cently been stocked with small carp, mak­ing it the ideal place to catch a mixed bag.

Nets of carp, barbel, roach, skim­mers and perch to 2lb are taken through­out the year by those who can fish tight to the is­land shal­low with mag­got and caster, or down the track at 8m with corn skins and 4mm pel­lets.

The waters on the venue of­fer fan­tas­tic sport.

Guru Makins, Nuneaton, War­wick­shire, CV11 6QJ

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