A mature six-acre gravel pit with a decent quantity of carp, the Stillwater Front Lake is a great spot for pleasure and specialist anglers.
An assortment of fish swim these waters, from common and mirror carp to bream, tench, roach, and perch. There are also some substantial eels in Front Lake.
This location is particularly noted for its features, with lots of unique spaces to fish from. It is a picturesque spot in the summer months, but features like lily beds have more than just aesthetic purpose.
What size do the fish go to?
Mirror and common carp up to 33 pounds can be found in Front Lake. Three of the carp are over 30 pounds. Bream and tench range up to 10 pounds.
Eels up to six pounds also roam the waters.
What tactics work well?
Anglers are recommended to scope out the lily beds for carp, as they seem to love the area in particular.
Standard bottom tactics are a go for carp at Front Lake, but bear in mind that the larger fish really love hanging out at the gravel bar. The margins, along with the silt gullies, are also popular hangouts for carp and bream.
Using big baits to draw out the big carp is a good idea.
The feeder or waggler approach turns up good results on Stillwater for bream and tench, with anglers putting together impressive bags.
Anglers can fish from all banks.
Any caught catfish must be put in the retention nets for removal. These venues are not approved for catfish.
What facilities are on site?
There are flushing toilets on the premises at Front Lake.
Is parking available?
Secure parking is available.