The lake is heavily stocked with Bream to 9lbs, Tench to 8lbs, Carp to 12lbs, Perch to 2lbs and large heads of Roach and Rudd and is ideal for all anglers ranging from beginners to professional match anglers. Best tactics on Alder pool tends to be float fishing either on the pole or rod and line, loose feed little and often and make sure you are fishing a little overdepth on the lake bottom and you should get some regular action. Best bait in winter is maggots or worm and during the warmer months better fish will be caught on sweetcorn, pellets and meat.
A very good swim for silvers. Regularly produces big bags of bream and one of the deepest swims in the lake so a good winter swim.