Westminster Lake

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Westminster Lake
Lemington Lakes, Gloucestershire

Westminster Lake is the largest water on the Lemington Lakes complex. It boasts 30 spacious swims that have been laid with bark. These cater for all types of angler and offer comfortable fishing all year round. Westminster has a good head of 200-plus carp with weights from 10lb to 28lb. This offers a good chance of a big fish while you enjoy good sport from the smaller carp. Fishing the margins can produce well and surface fishing can be tremendous during the warmer months. If you wish to fish overnight, then make sure you book because there is a maximum of eight anglers per night. With a decent stock of fish and a chance of a big carp, Westminster is definitely one to go for.

Description: A lovely lake of four and a half acres situated on the Lemington Lakes complex
Contact: 01608 650872
Stock: 200-plus carp
Species: Carp
Lake record: 28lb 8oz
Rules: Barbless hooks, large beanie mats and book to night fish
Tactics: £10 for a day, £20 for 24 hours
Tickets: Small PVA bags, chod rigs and critically balanced baits all work well
Website: www.lemingtonlakes.co.uk