Mallard Lake Key Details
Mallard Lake, Bluebell Lakes
The biggest lake on the complex absolutely packed with 20lb plus fish that are really packing on the weight.
In 2008 over 1000 carp were stocked in to the rich weedy pit. Those fish are thriving and growing fast and Mallard will soon become another jewell in the crown of Bluebells.
Packed with 1000 immaculate 20lb carp with big hits possible
What do I need to know?
Mallard is the biggest lake on this popular complex and is full of carp that are packing on the weight.
There are shedloads of fish over the 20lb barrier with a very good head of thirties present.
They are incredibly pretty fish, scaly mirrors and large commons.
In early 2008, the lake was stocked with more than 1,000 carp which are thriving in the rich, weedy pit.
It has been topped up with smaller fish in recent years and multiple catches are more than possible. Get it right and you can be in for some arm-aching action.
The fish like to give away their location in the warmer months and can group together in large numbers. There are stalking opportunities and long-range swims, with weed, gravel and silt to target.
The floater action can be absolutely manic.
Feed mixers regularly with a Spomb and the carp will often act like Pacman as they devour each and every mixer.
Try mixing up the sizes of your floating baits; with 6mm and 12mm baits. A whittled down pop-up over the top, glued to the back of the shank is usually enough to outwit them.
In terms of fishing on the bottom, we would recommend small yellow hook baits and solid PVA bags filled with tiny pellets as a good starting point.
If the fish are in an obliging mood then don’t be afraid to keep the bait (boilies, hemp and corn mix) going in.
Don’t go to the Mallard without these:
Jimmy has been fishing since he was a boy and widely recognised as one of the most popular, successful and talented anglers in the country.