An idyllic and beautifully set-out carp pool, Lake Christine is a typical carp angler’s dream and, despite being about three-and-a-half acres in size, it never becomes overcrowded or overfished because the water is limited to six anglers at any one time – a feature which makes advance booking a good idea.
Depths vary between four feet in the bay at the entrance to the water by the car park (above), which is always worth a try, to just over six feet in other parts of the water. With several bays and two islands there are plenty of features to fish to, although it always pays to spend a little time on the bankside looking for the fish and watching where they are patrolling or feeding.
Christine Lake holds a good head of common and mirror carp to over 30lbs plus grass carp into double figures. The lake record now stands at an impressive 39lbs.
Good baits include pastes, boilies, luncheon meat, sweetcorn and maggots, although fishing maggots or worms can lead to carp anglers catching smaller fish or even some of the eels which have found their way into the water from the nearby water courses.
Swims on Lake Christine