How to fish Rycroft's New Canal

A three-year scheme to create the perfect bagging water has been hailed a success after the first match on the venue saw every angler take 100lb of carp.

Bosses at Derbyshire's Rycroft Fishery have worked tirelessly to make the New Canal one of the best waters in the country and the early signs have been encouraging, with competitors landing a chunky fish every drop in to eventually share over 1,000lb between them.

To find out more about the lake, AT visited the prolific complex to meet Middy and Bait-Tech backed ace Luke Bamford and fishery expert Martin Braithwaite.