i love man made lakes as these are what most adult match's are on and seen-as i starte dto fish adult match's i've got use to them, but i realy love small secret ponds or lakes which you can feeder fish and use nearly anything you want to use.
I agree with your comments ojfrancis. I personally love going to a secluded lake in the middle of the countryside which really feels natural. You get all the wildlife surrounding you, you get natural features to fish too, however they don't seem to be popular with the public even when they're publicised. On the way to my favourite lake, I pass a lake which is literally just a pit dug by a JCB. It is always jam packed, and I can never understand why. Maybe it's just the convenience of it, or maybe it's the larger fish on offer.