"East Delph Lakes is one of my favourite places to get a bend in the rod, and with so many stunning scaly 20s present there is a chance of landing something special too." Mark Pitchers
Introduced as tiny fingerlings in 1994 the two-acre Back Lake now boasts a phenomenal stock of carp. Many are over 20lb, with a decent amount upper 20s and a handful over the magical 30lb. Surrounded by mature trees and a host of other fauna the Back Lake has four islands, 13 swims and a few intimate stalking spots.
An eight-angler limit means you'll always have a reasonable amount of water to fish. Plus, to avoid any sense of overcrowding, there is a 'maximum of two anglers a bank' policy - unless you're friends on a social. Double swims can be found on each of the four banks to cater for 'socials' or group bookings. Alternatively, if you're a lone angler, some swims allow you to tuck yourself away and enjoy some peace and quiet. The Back Lake can also be exclusively booked, making it ideal for private parties.
Catch reports on Facebook group
For depth map see Tips and Tactics
"What an epic days fishing" Lee 'Mozza' Morris.
'Carp Life' with Mark Pitchers frequently features East Delph Lakes. This episode (about half way through) is well worth highlighting.