Brookside lakes, situated just 3.5 miles from Junction 16 of the M6 and 7 miles from Newcastle under Lyme, have a long history with a fine reputation for providing carp angling.The Specimen Carp Lake, also known as the ‘top pool’ is for pleasure fishing only. It has recorded weights of Carp of up to 28.0lb and Roach up to 3.0lb, with 36 well-spaced out swims. There are hard standing or grass positions so you can choose your position to your taste.The depth reaches 14 feet in the middle and is in a superb setting in the Cheshire and Staffordshire countryside over-looking the Welsh hills, perfect for those fishermen who appreciate pleasant, peaceful surroundings. There is strictly no pole fishing on this pool and no children allowed under 16 year old. Recommended baits luncheon meat, sweet corn, maggots and bread.The Match Lake, also known as the ‘bottom pool’ is heavily stocked with a mixture of carp – common, mirror and leather (to 18lb); roach (to 3.0lb). There is 30 swims with steep slopes creating a good depth of water tight to the features, with depths reaching 16 feet in the middle. There is a small island in the centre which overhangs with conifers and birch trees creating a haven that attract plentiful fish. Both poles and rods can be used on this pool.During the week ends this pool is part used for competitions which may restrict where you can fish whilst the match is in play. Well behaved children are welcome on this pool.