Filmed mid January, at Todber Manor Fishery, following a freezing period of weather and it’s made water temperatures plummet, so catching carp was going to be a challenge.

After a lot of thought, Des decided the best venue to show you his winter tactics for carp, were the Whitepost Lakes at Todber Manor.

There are two lakes here and they’re situated about a mile away from the main, Todber Manor complex, and he decided to fish the Top Lake because with a biting northerly wind blowing, this offered a bit of shelter from the freezing winds. As expected after a week of freezing cold temperatures, the colour had dropped out and the clarity was going to make things even harder.

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