Offering 52 well-spaced and varied pegs, Black Lake is a general mixed coarse fishery which ranges in depth from approximately three feet by the car park to about nine feet in parts of the bay at the far end and along a channel which runs down the centre of the main section of the lake. Anglers can fish either from the main bank or from the many pegs on the central islands which offer a different perspective of the water.
With three islands, two adjoining bays and an attractive ‘canal’ stretch running down one side of the water, Black Lake offers a wide variety of swim types to suit pole, waggler and leger anglers.
Because it is a general mixed fishery, the water is ideal for pleasure anglers and holds a good head of bream, carp, chub, perch, roach, rudd and tench with the carp running to double figures and the bream averaging between 4lbs and 5lbs.
As one would expect on a general coarse fishery, all techniques and baits work well on their day with maggots, paste and sweetcorn being ever popular.
However, it is always a good idea to ask in the tackle shop when purchasing your ticket about the current best techniques and baits.