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lake, again with other species
also up for grabs. They owners
and members are positive there
are still lots of carp never to
have seen the bank since they
have had the fishery, so the
potential for a very big carp
being produced from the
bigger lake is definitely worth
the member’s dedication and
persistence. Both lakes contain
weed, which is vital for the
health and growth of the carp,
giving them plenty of natural
food to eat and helping them
pack on the pounds. With the
recent cutting back of areas of
weed in the smaller lake, it will
make its management much
easier in the future, with regular
cutting and removal being put
into place to gain that healthy
balance for fish and its
The fishery itself is
very secure, gated with
a code to access the
lakes, plus a small track
that leads to tarmacked
car park and a small
grassed area ideal for
the members’ summer
BBQs and social
gatherings. It's a quiet
and relaxing place with just the
odd dog walker or bird watcher
on the ridge away to the side of
the lake. The syndicate is
currently serviced by a Portaloo
situated by the main gate, but
with Andy just reacquiring the
yard next to the entrance and
parallel to the smaller lake near
the car park, he plans on
building a reception area with
running water, toilet and
shower block, plus power
outlets to charge phones and
batteries. It will also be a place
to sit and talk fishing and get to
know the other members at the
fishery. The swims on the lake
are all of good quality with easy
pegging of bivvies and bank
sticks, plus swims are being
updated and repaired regularly
around the lakes. They also


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