Alice Springs

This two acre lake has 25 pegs and is widely regarded as one of the best mixed fishery lakes in the North-West. Well-stocked with a wide variety of species it is very popular with the pleasure angler who is after a specimen fish whether it is carp, bream perch or tench. Don’t’ let this deter other anglers though as it also has plenty of smaller fish, skimmers, carp, crucians and tench. Mature trees and shrubs fringing the water and well-spaced pegs provide pleasant surroundings in which to settle in for a good day’s fishing.

There are carp to 21 lbs, bream to 3lbs, roach & rudd to 1.5lbs, perch to just under 4lbs and green & golden tench to 5lb. In addition there are nice stocks of chub to 2lbs, barbel to 3lbs and crucian carp to 2.5lbs.

This lake is between 4 and 7’ in depth and has two central islands with lily beds adjacent to both. Most anglers fish the tip although the lake margins are very good by the pegs. It is popular with pole and waggler anglers too with the preferred baits being sweetcorn, luncheon meat, pellets, worm & maggots. It is good all round water with reasonable shelter from the wind.

A popular venue for winter matches as stocked with a good supply of skimmers & roach with 1-2lb perch regularly caught, the maximum being around 4lbs. From March to October, Alice Springs is exclusively for Day ticket pleasure anglers.  In winter months (mid Nov – end of Feb) on Sundays it has silver fish matches.

Specimen perch just under 2lbs
Mixed bag of species in Silver fish match