In milder weather, the carp can be caught right under your feet.
Woking, Surrey, GU21 3RT. Day tickets £8, on the bank. Goldsworth Park AC season tickets £52; an extra £23.50 for nights. Tel: 07779 896393. What’s being caught? Plenty of skimmers and a few bigger bream, along with pike to 20 lb and occasional carp that go to over 40 lb.
Tactics? Accurate casting with a groundbait feeder and maggots for the skimmers and bream, or carp on quality hair-rigged boilies, and pike falling to deadbaits.
Walthamstow Reservoirs Where? Forest Road, Tottenham, London, N17 9NH. Lower Maynard day tickets £15 for up to three rods, from the hut near the entrance. Season tickets £200. Tel: 07747 641179.
The recently stocked carp, which go to 20 lb, are showing, along with the originals, which go to 46 lb 8 oz. Bream to over 14 lb, pike to 20 lb and quality roach.
Carp to quality hairrigged boilies, pike on deadbaits and bream on scaled-down carp tactics and groundbait feeder, with a helicopter rig and maggots sorting out the roach.
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