Bayeswater, Chelmsford | Essex

A 4½-acre clay-lined irrigation reservoir with 12 swims. There's an average depth of eight to nine feet and plenty to find. The average size of carp is around 20lb and most tactics will work well, including zigs when the conditions are right.

Contact: 07746 050657
Lake record: 41lb 10oz
Rules: Four rods allowed, no barbecues, no vehicles on the grass
Stock: Estimated 300 fish with half over 20lb and four over 30lb
Tickets: ID cards and key, available from Bevan Tackle, Chelmsford, for £25 and then 24 hours is £25
Satnav: CM3 3HJ