The marvel of mighty Makins
Thousands attracted to one of our very first commercials
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