An amazing expanse of water but with few fish and a difficult proposition at the best of times. Back when I fished it in 2013 it had very few carp and getting near them long enough to catch them was difficult. Because of the nature of the lake moving around takes an immense amount of effort and you would need a vehicle for much of it if you wanted to move from one side to the other.
However dont let that put you off as it has been stocked and more fish and swims will no doubt become available.
I loved every minute of it but I might not do it again...but then saying that, if the right water came along who knows.
St Ives Shallow lake pictures