Drayton Reservoir, Daventry | Northamptonshire

A 15-acre reservoir that is regarded as one of the most popular day-ticket venues in the UK. Absolutely full of carp with an average size of mid-doubles, Drayton offers fantastic sport to anglers of all levels, serving as a great place to get a bend in your rod, even through the winter months. The swims close to the sailing-club end produce fish all year and are always a good starting point

Contact: 07889 532563
Lake record: 35lb
Rules: Fishing from platforms only, night fishing by advanced bookings
Stock: Literally thousands
Tickets: £12 for two rods for 12 hours; night fishing £25
Website: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk
Satnav: NN11 8YY