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Aidan Setford

Never in all my ten years of angling have I fished a venue quite like forest lakes, with out a doubt the best venue I have ever been too. It is my ideal fishery, it has everything the angler needs, a stunning lake, great features to fish too, snags, stunning scenery, good facility’s, and of course some huge carp ! I have fished runs waters in France before, by mid week you get bored of haling in 30lb/40lb fish, not here though. You have to work for a bite here; it can be a tricky venue, but very rewarding as I found out. We spent the first day out in the boat (provided on site) finding features and spots to fish, it seems to be quite silty in places, there are also boulders on the lake bed, but quite a few harder, clay spots and quite a few gravel bars. I found the edge of a bar was the spot that produced most of the fish for me and my friend during the week, it took around 48 hours for the fish to get onto the bait, but when they did they continued to feed on it all week. The smaller fish moved in on the bait first of all, by mid week the big girls homed in on the bait, the one spot produced, a 26lb mirror, 35lb mirror, two 39lb mirrors, two 40lb mirrors and a colossal 53lb mirror! These where with out doubt the best looking carp I have ever seen in my life, down to the fact that they are a royal strain of carp, brilliant water quality, and excellent management. I can not wait to return back to this amazing fishery

Aidan Setford

4th September 2017

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