The Specimen Lake at White Springs is a 9.5 acre lake with plenty of islands and features. It's ideal for those anglers looking for a challenge however it is not for beginners and you must have the correct tackle to deal with the large carp of up to 45lb that can be found here.
A technical and logical approach will score well on the Specimen Lake, with the best approach being little and often, the bailiffs are always on hand with friendly advice and are contactable to help you with any needs.
The lake is set in a very scenic and quiet location with ample facilities all on site, including water, toilet, shower facilities, a launderette and waste disposal facilities, it is a safe and secure site which is locked from 8pm to 8am. It has a tackle shop which is fully equipped for the specimen anglers needs with all top brands and baits. There are plenty of shops pubs and restaurants close by in the village including Tesco and all the local restaurants will deliver fast food right to the car park in White Springs.
Lake depths range from just 2 feet to well over 8 feet. The bottom is mainly black silt broken up with gravel bars, weed patches and lily beds. The margins and open water are often overlooked but are well worth targeting, as some anglers just cast to the islands and many catches are made in the margins and the gravel bars. Bailiffs are happy to point out features as we all know a little local knowledge goes a long way on a lake. Most nutritious baits work well and although there is no magical bait on any one lake a well presented boilie will score well in a little and often approach. Small PVA bags presentations with boilies and pellets and other methods can also fish well too.
Please ring in advance and allow yourself plenty of time to plan your trip as the pegs and cabins can often be booked well in advance, it is available for holidays, advance bookings, day tickets and is also available to be booked for special occasions such as matches or for charity.