How to fish Decoy Lakes

Angling Times can this week lift the lid on the tactics of one of the country's best venue experts, who is taking Decoy Lakes apart after recently winning eight open matches in as many weeks.

Former Essex County match fishing ace John Whincup is on fire at the famous Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire bagging water with a string of top-up weights to more than 180lb, predominantly made up of big F1 carp.

He has also finished second twice and third three times during a purple patch of form which has seen him propelled up to 368 AT County Championship points, the second highest in the country.

Fox and Bait-Tech-backed John relies on two main methods to win at Decoy Lakes - the long pole and the open-end feeder.

To see how John fishes these methods, click on the video image below.