Well, it has been a while since my last blog, we have got a few ideas coming up, so stay tuned to carpfishinghq.com. Fishing has been my go-to activity with everything we have all had to endure. I would like to thank The Angling Trust for their hard work getting us back out fishing, well worth the membership fee.

After seeing a new post on Facebook about a lake I had fished mainly winters many years ago, I was keen to see what was happening to this old water, after contacting Paul Wallis who now runs the water it turned out he is the son of the owner and remembered me when he was a boy when I had fished there all those years ago, back then it was the only place you could catch a true Wildy strain of carp. I would imagine they have all gone now.

A lovely Sun rise while carp fishing

I arranged a walk round with Paul to discuss his plans for the future of the fishery and to catch up, Time and money has now been invested by the owners, the site has two lakes a smaller match style lake with an assortment of fish and carp to around 20lb.

The main lake is now a carp water with many of the smaller fish being removed and a new stocking of a superior quality strain from VS Fisheries, around 150 carp to over 20lb have been stocked, the lake has always been silty as the stream from the hills passes through like many waters in France which gives an excellent water quality. The silt has built up over the years, a desilting programme started in November 21 creating some much-needed deeper areas, sometime in the new year more is scheduled to create lovely environment for the fish to thrive in.

The lakes are tree lined and purpose-built swims are being created to maximise bank space for the Anglers.

I have now had a few days only sessions on both lakes and have enjoyed getting the feeder rods back out on the match lake with bream, roach, Carp and Perch being caught on some freezing days in December. Main tactic on maggots feeding a few with the catapult every few minutes.

After the desilting on the main lake a few of the new stock fish started to show for the few anglers braving the wintry weather, the mild spell over Christmas and more anglers on the bank saw more fish landed around the lake with many doubles coming to the net, my fishing saw me catching consistently  trying various tactics, solid bag by far the most effective with a small wafter on a short hook length with slack lines. Access is via the main gate into a good size secure car park, my three wheel barrow can be taken to any swim on the complex along the footpath that around both lakes, sensible rules apply to this well run fishery, No braided main lines or lead core leaders, no bait bans, but do use boilys and particles in sensible quantities, no need to spomb loads of bait to catch at Beachborough, if your looking for that elusive winter bite this is always a good bet, booking is through Paul Wallis who can always be reached on 07469 809877 or email thelakesatbeachborough@gmail.com The price for 12 hours fishing is £12 with night fishing also available with a two two rod limit.

another lovely sun set while baiting up for Carp