How to fish Arrow Valley Lakes

A venue that helped inspire a generation but then fell off the radar has bounced back in emphatic fashion, with visitors bagging huge weights in recent weeks.

Redditch's Arrow Valley Lake was one of the first to introduce carp bagging to the sport over two decades ago and is a venue that played a big part in kick-starting the commercial boom.

But over the years the crowds dispersed. Now, though, they are flocking back to the 29-acre water following a major facelift.

Angling Times goes to talk to two regulars who know the venue...