Beckerings Reservoir, Steppingley
The carp are in immaculate condition. You have ever chance of an incredible looking scaly mirror!
Beckerings is an irrigation reservoir of around 5 acres. Consequently, the water levels in the reservoir do fluctuate during the summer due to the irrigation pumping that takes place, the fluctuations depend on the weather. In 1998 the level fell by 5 feet accounting for 6 Million gallons of the 24 million gallon capacity. When water levels are low it is possible to fish on the dried out lake bed in front of the platforms.The reservoir however fishes very well throughout the year regardless of the water levels.
Fishing is available from the 27 platforms and the majority of these platforms are 8′ x 6′ and there are a few larger ones, and all are separated by willows. The fishery is open all year.
In terms of tactics, the fish fall to a plethora of methods. They love their bait, so snowman rigs or pop-ups over beds of spod mix works well. On the contrary, bright singles can work well too.
In summer, don’t forget the floaters either because they love feeding on the surface.
What you will need for a session at Beckerings!
Jimmy began his angling on the river Ouse with his father fishing for roach. His passion grew quickly and soon developed a love for big-fish across the globe!