Newly divided venue set to be ‘among UK’s best’

Carp-hauling expert Kev Hewitt bagged 28 fish in 48 hours at a venue he is tipping to be “one of the best in the country”.

When RK Leisure took control of the famous Wraysbury One in the far east of Berkshire it split the lake into two. The North Lake became a day-ticket fishery in the spring and now the South Lake is grabbing the attention of carpers.

The 75-acre water is now open to day-ticket anglers for £30 a night. It is believed to contain about 600 fish, but the number of original carp stationed south of the dividing bund  is unknown. The water has been stocked by new owner Raphael Khalili with a number of carp from VS Fisheries

Kev, who manages Hinders tackle shop in Swindon, told Angling Times: “The first 24 hours were fairly steady, but the second 24 hours were just hectic, with constant takes.”
He added: “I had never even seen the lake before but when I arrived I found fish in two different areas, and I picked the one that offered slightly more open water.

“I found a spot of lighter weed at about 80 yards and baited with an initial 5kg of hemp, sweetcorn and the new Pacific Tuna boilies from CC Moore.”

Kev fished his trusted hinged stiff rigs, made with E-S-P components, but lengthened the boom section to 12ins to combat the weed.

Topping up the swim after every fish, the 31-year-old got through about 30kg of bait during the session.

“Most of the fish were doubles, but they were all stunners,” said Kev.

“In the future this will become one of the best lakes in the country, without a doubt.”

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