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Lovells Carp Lake is located on the A16 between Market Deeping and Tallington.
Lovells comprises of two seperate lakes, known as the "newer" and "older" lake. I havnt yet had oppertunity to fish the newer lake, but is the deepest of the two, going to around 35ft in places. Boilies are banned on this lake, and fishing the marginal shelves are prime locations to catch here,the shelves really do slope off quickly though so its always worth fishing 2-3 ft off the bottom in the shelves. Species on this lake consist of:
The older lake is much more shallow, around 4-5ft at the top end, roughly 8 ft in the middle and going to around 14ft at the bottom end. Ive found that the reedbeds and lilly pad areas will fish well, the closer you can get the better, be on the rods though as the fish here fight very well !
If you cant fish the pegs that hold these features, again overhanging trees will produce. There is also a gravel bar running down most of the lake, find it and you'll catch there.
A good tip to remember if fishing boilies, the carp are very much turned on to red baits, i dont think that the flavour/scent matters too much although ive had good sucsess on Garlic Boilies ( Red ), Spicey Sausage Boilies ( Red ) and Strawberry ( Red ) and caught very well. I've tested Scopex ( Yellow ) and Tutti fruti ( Orange ) to excess and caught, but in much lower numbers. Halibut pellets catch well too. I personally dont think that spodding or particle mixes work too well on this lake, fishing over boilies seems to be the one here.
This is a pretty easy lake, but fishes better in the evening/night and again first thing in the morning and then easing off during the day, especially in the heat of the summer. The main thing to watch out for on this lake is cray fish, theres quite a few of the blighters therefore i would recommend using a hard hookbait
or even try an artificial bait if you get pestered too much.
One thing i like about this lake is if fishing an overnighter you can call in advance to book your peg, ive found that generally no one abuses this to the point where the better pegs are always booked.
Species consist of Carp, Tench, Roach and Chub.
Pegs are comfortable, and in most cases offer adjacent parking.
Carp here average around 10-15lb, but apparently go up to, or just over 30lb.
There is also a small tackle shop nearby (Opposite the petrol station by the level crossing).
I would highly recommend this lake, and would rate it at 8 out of 10 stars.