just fished the lake at stillington nature reserve after not fishing over the winter. had 3 great days there, smashing place, apart from the rubbish that the kids leave. the local beat bobby, great bloke, is tryn hes best to sort the problem. good to know someone cares about the places we enjoy & fish. say hello when you see him. caught a good mixed bag on all 3 days, carp, mirror, leather and crucian to good sizes. roach, skimmers, perch & tench. one tench over 5lb, great fight!i can recomend this lake to any md'ers for a great days fishing. its full of fish, most of the carp are 4 to 7lb but ther are good doubles that come out quite often (or swim past you 3 ft out!!!) my advice, fish where you like, on what you want as ive caught on all the baits ive tried (meat, corn, pellet, dog buiscuit, worm, maggot & castor) in all the swims ive used (out in the middle, against the reeds or the margins) so enjoy & if you do try it please let me know how it went & your opinions on the place.