Although more open than the other Cottington Lakes waters, Alder Lake is crammed with fish including Common and Mirror Carp into double figures, some big tench and bream, and good stocks of roach, rudd and chub.
Offering 12 well-spaced pegs, Alder Lake varies in depth from five-and-a-half feet to about 12 feet in places and techniques and baits vary depending upon the conditions and time of year, although all methods generally work well.
Because it can be a prolific water, anglers are restricted to using a maximum of two rods.
As with other waters at Cottington, groundbait can only be used if dispensed with a pole cup or feeder.
Favourite spots for anglers are at either end of the lake and, as to be expected, fishing into the wind usually provides the best results.