Ryan Richardson breaks his PB twice in one session on the The Bluebell Complex, with some cracking old gnarly Kingfisher carp!
The main carp water on the Bluebell complex, home to the late Benson at 64lb. Kingfisher Lake remains one of the best day-ticket waters in the country.
This 7 acre lake offers varying depths but generally range from 13ft and 16ft. The many overhanging trees can provide little sanctuaries for some great marginal angling.
KINGFISHER LAKE FACTS
FISHERY: Bluebell Lakes
LAKE SIZE: 7 acres
STOCK: Over 100 Carp, forty over 30lb, and ten over 40lb
LAKE RECORD: Common – The late Benson at 64lb
OTHER SPECIES: Perch to 4lb, pike to 41lb, bream
PRICE: 24hr – £30-£40
36hr – £45-£65
48hr – £60-£80
Week Ticket – £200-£265
CONTACT: 01832 226 042
TOP TIPS WITH DAN SIBLEY
Firstly, and definitely the most important factor is location! Locating the carp on Kingfisher is paramount and the most effective way to do this is to be up at first light watching for any signs of carp. Most people on kingfisher wake up very late in the morning and being one step ahead of the rest will definitely aid you in putting fish on the bank.
Spots Within Spots
Once you have located the carp it’s now time to find some clay! most swims in Kingfisher will have some areas of clay in front of them, particularly the Point swims, which control the central area of the lake. Finding the firmer areas amongst the clay will always pay off well, as the fish seem to love the rock-hard spots.
A Boilie Approach
The fish in kingfisher absolutely love boilies, it is without a doubt a boilie dominated water. My go to bait tends to be The Krill soaked in Pure Tuna liquid and I’ve found that 16mm baits or bigger score best due to the huge head of big bream in the lake.
Kingfisher is a very popular lake and when the angling pressure is high it always plays well to tuck yourself into a quiet corner and let the angling pressure push the fish towards you. So, with that in mind never neglect the corners.
This is without a doubt my favourite way of fishing for the Kingfisher carp! For most it’s not a popular method and this tends to be because of the pesky seagulls, but if you can feed them off you could be in for some prolific action.
- No bookings, pay on day.
- Barbless hooks only – No braided mainline – No keep sacks.
- No Maggots to be used by any Carp Angler on any Lake
- All anglers/partners/members must report to reception before going on to the complex.
- Park away from water’s edge on the level ground. No vehicles to be moved after dusk.
- No nuts, Chickpeas or Trout pellet.
- No heavy drinking.
- No generators
- Fishing only from pegs provided. All rods must be kept in your own peg.
- Experienced carp anglers only, confident enough to handle fish of up to 65lb.
- The minimum age for Kingfisher and Swan Lake is 16 years (fishing or as a guest). There is no exception to this rule.
- All anglers must have a large well-padded unhooking mat, a heavy-duty weight sling, minimum 42inch landing net and a minimum of 12lb line (not braid)