Since opening to day ticket anglers for the first time in May, Erics Willows Lake in West Yorkshire has already produced NINE different forty pound fish.

The 25-acre lake was stocked less than ten years ago with Croatian strain fish under 10lb in weight, and they have grown on beautifully, with the water having produced fish to over 52lb and holding at least 11 different forties. 

The venue is the ‘baby’ of Sam Anderson, owner of Erics Angling in Leeds, who wanted to give anglers in the north of England the chance of catching really big carp without having to travel to the south of the country.

The decision to change from a syndicate water to day ticket was forced upon the management by the impending threat from otters, and the need to fund an expensive fencing operation to keep them out and protect the stock.
Day tickets cost £25 in the week and £30 at weekends with a one-off £50 joining fee, with a booking system so that anglers are certain they will get a peg, and plans to cap the membership at around 500. understands that there are more similar fisheries in the pipeline from the Erics team. 

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