Hi, I am hoping someone out there can help? I am going to fish an old mature big gravel pit in Yorkshire very soon. The fishery is a private one and fishing is actually prohibited, no one has fished the venue for over 2 years(officially). I have managed to get permission. It is a vast lake probably around a mile and half in circumference. There are some huge fish in there, about 10 years ago a 35lb carp was caught and I have seen around even bigger ones cruising the surface. TI have also witnessed (6 -7 years ago) tench to around 8lb and Bream up to 12lb and since then the fishery has just been left to develop free of anglers. My problem is the lake bed appears to be very weedy, and with so little knowledge of the lake how do I go about finding a clear patch? or is it best to drag a swim and create my own clear patch? Will I be better off studying the lake to see where the fish are first? I think first of all I will try to tempt anything that will take boillie or sweetcorn? Any advice would be very welcome.