The Reservoir

I would like to introduce you to one of the lakes I go carp fishing on.  It’s a small reservoir that was dug many years ago to build the old local hospital.

There are lots of Lilly pads and over hanging tree, with not too many swims.  It’s so peaceful & quiet there, at the shallow end there is a nice area of Norfolk reeds.

You cannot fail to find fish held up in the reeds at any time of the year, even when there is snow on the ground & ice on the lake.

The swims are comfortable with plenty of room or tiny ones you can tuck yourself away in.

There is a small head of old English carp in the lake with only a couple going over the 30+ mark.

The fish in the photo is a cracking 26lb common I had last year which was tempted by gulp liver & squid 16mm boilies.

The lake is on the outskirts of woodland and is not accessible other than by a nice 1/2 mile walk.  It is a haven for wildlife, which is nice to see.


                                                        A Nice Nr 30lb Common

when you’re sitting there on a nice summers evening.  Due to the long walk there is never too many anglers fishing.  I do tend you use the lake as a bolthole when all the other lakes are full in the summertime.  I have never been on there when there has been more than 3 people doing the night/day including me.



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