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What can be said about this lake that has not already been said it has 38 generous pegs, where you can fish so many methods and catch hard fighting carp. The current match record ( at the time of writing) stands at a whooping 534lb taken by one of the country’s top baggers Got baits backed Trev Price . With club and open matches being popular on this lake you know it’s a lake to come and fish if you love hard fighting carp.
The Ash Lake has established itself as one of the finest of it's kind in the UK. Even in winter the winning bags can exceed 200lb of mostly carp in the 2lb to 5lb range. The odd bigger fish will put in an appearance to keep the matchmen honest, and with fish into double figures a few of these can be the difference between winning and loosing.
Matches have been won on Pellet, Paste, Corn, Maggot and Luncheon Meat, indeed the winning pegs are as varied as the winning baits, making Alders Farm Ash Lake a popular venue in the Open Match scene around Milton Keynes and the South of England.
Pole, waggler or feeder tactics, depending on conditions, can all figure during the 5 hour match period, although those pegs on the popular islands seem to get a little more feeder action than others.
To win a match at Alders you are going to need in excess of 90lb in winter and well beyond 170lb in summer in a poor match. By browsing the results over the last few months and by looking at matches that took part last year in similar conditions will give you a good idea of what weight and the bait to attack your peg. Doing your homework is the most important part of your pre-match preparations.
You'll be surprised how friendly the angers are on the Open Match circuit here at Alders Farm Fishery.
One of the top methods in winter is the maggot feeder. When cast to the slightly deeper water around the islands, or even in the deeper areas in open water the feeder can result for match weights in excess of 100lb. The key is not over feeding the fish, chopping and changing between the bomb will keep enough fish interested without over feeding.
'The feeder comes into it's own in winter'
Don't forget the Pole, a few pellets at a time via a small kinda-eggpot will keep the feed in a tight area and the fish interested in feeding. Try the soft paste for the odd surprise on a warming day, but this line primarily is intended for Soft Hooker Pellet and Red Maggot.
You may also find yourself drawn on the 'Snatch' Lake where you can push for a Winning or Top 3 place with plenty of Carp and silver fish on similar methods.
Paste, Paste and Paste. Many of the Top Match Anglers use the GOT Baits Atomic Pastes as they have been specifically developed for Alders Farm Fishery. The fishery is perfect for the approach. The combination of target fish, depth of lake make the venue perfect for fishing pellet shallow too for big weights of Carp. The Pellet & Paste comination can be unbeatable on it's day.
Fishing for a big weight could not be simpler, at the all in Cup in two big pots of 4mm Cold Water Sinking Pellets [only Alders Farm Pellets are allowed] Put a bit of paste on the hook and fish immediately over the top of the loose fed pellets. Aim to catch at 3m, and even shorter if you can get away with it.
The key to getting that magical double Ton bag of Carp is to keep catching, obvious, but not as easy as it sounds. The fish will respond to the initial feed and the trick is keeping the fish interested for another 5hrs. For this reason, feed the rest of your pellets by hand and create a 'Slosh' each time when topping up the peg, which will be on very regular intervals.
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