Backed by trees and bushes along the bank which runs next to the stream and with plenty of bankside vegetation, Osprey is more secluded than Kingfisher with a variety of pegs. At 3/4 of an acre in size and with 14-pegs,
The remainder of the pool has a shelf running 2 feet out into the water before the banks drop to 6 feet in the middle.
Osprey is popular with anglers because of the large number of common and mirror carp it holds between 6lbs and 16lbs. There are also leather carp which run to 14lbs plus a head of tench between 2lbs and 4lbs.
With some lovely roach and rudd between 2oz and 1lb 8oz, bream averaging between 1lb and 2lbs running to 5lbs and plenty of perch, there are plenty of fish for anglers to go at.
Pegs 1 and 14 and 7 and 8 (end pegs), are the shallowest with beds of lily pads in summer offering features for the fish. As a result, these are usually the most popular pegs with depths in the summer as shallow as 18 inches to 2 feet making it great pole or waggler fishing.
Techniques and baits for fishing Osprey are largely much the same as for Kingfisher with most anglers opting for the pole, waggler or surface fishing. Some anglers opt to fish the deeper water in the centre of the lake using an Arlesey bomb and waiting until their rod bends round before striking!
Most popular general baits are pellets, yellow sweetcorn, luncheon meat, maggots and casters with summer anglers also finding that prawns, Peperami and tinned meat balls work well.