Fishing Lakes & ponds

Many of the species of fish encountered in rivers will also be found in lakes and ponds. Sometimes the species may have arrived naturally in the lake but in many cases man has introduced them to provide sport. Large lakes can be very daunting places to fish. Confronted with a vast expanse of open water the angler is often at a loss where to begin fishing. Wind can whip up large waves on lakes which then take on the appearance of a miniature sea. Having no real current and no obvious features, locating fish in a large lake-can be very difficult – especially for the beginner. Lakes and ponds cover a wide range of different environments for fish. Some are shallow and very rich in life whilst others are deep, rocky and barren. In between these two extremes there is a wealth of fishing to be enjoyed in still waters.