Here's our lake and swim map, plus carp tactics guide, for Bluebell Lake on the Bluebell Lakes complex near Peterborough...
Bluebell Lakes, Tansor, Oundle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, PE8 5HP | Web: www.bluebell-lakes.co.uk | Tel: 01832 226042
If you're daunted by the size of Mallard Lake on this complex, then Bluebell Lake has a similar stocking density in a much smaller package.
It's also the most varied lake on the venue, with plenty of tench and bream present, though it's the carp that most people come here for. On a warm summer's day these carp can be readily seen on the surface and it's a great water for stalking and floater fishing.
In fact, we reckon this water is best approached with short-range, mobile tactics, especially at either ends of the lake.
A 20-pounder is a distinct possibility, though continued stocking means there are plenty of smaller younger fish coming through. There are also a fair few thirties present.
If you set up in the middle of the lake, which is relatively narrow, remember to be aware of anglers' lines on the opposing bank.
A Bluebell mid-twenty
A surface-caught double
Bluebell is beautifully mature
PRICES AND FACILITIES
£35 for 24 hours (four rods) or £30 for three rods and £27.50 for two
Day-only ticket £18, £12 or £10 as above
Large on-site tackle shop
Local takeaways deliver (menus in reception)
Barbless hooks only
No braided mainline
All anglers must report to reception on arrival
No nuts, chickpeas or trout pellets