Sandiway Big Lake
Sandiway Big Lake, Cheshire
This large 53 acre pit is a challenge, but boasts some of the most beautiful scenery. The stock is low but it is so private and peaceful, it really is a joy to fish. The average fish is around 30lb so if you get a bite it is very likely to be a good one!
There are rumours of very big fish too, with carp to over 48lb having been reported in the past.
In my opinion whole boilies and plenty of them, orange and yellow seem to work
The lake is one of the most beautiful that I have ever fished. It can be very weedy in patches and snags are plentiful, so I recommend that you use strong gear! The last thing you want is to wait all that time for a bite only to lose it because you weren’t equipped for it.
Rigs & Bait
I choose to use German rigs of around 6” length to size 6 curve shanks, along with a pop-up.
In my opinion, whole boilies work very well and plenty of them too, the carp are big and so do respond to a lot of bait. In terms of hook baits, orange and yellow seem to work well.
On the top seems fruitless unless your lucky enough to have them close in, but it is very very rare to get them going on the mixers.
People do make the mistake of not being equipped, there’s big old fish to be had so an appropriate sized net, cradle and waders are essential.
Sandiway Big Lake Rules
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