This is my local lake, being just outside my front door. I've fished here several times recently using my float rod and have caught around 50 to 100 fish each time, mostly roach from 2oz to 3oz, but quite a few bream as well, the biggest so far being 2lb 12oz.
I've also walked around the lake a few times this week and seen lots of carp at the surface, some of which wouldn't give much change from 10lb.
From my experience of fishing here and walking around watching how others are doing, I would have to say that it's nearly impossible not to catch a net full on the float, or some nice size fish on a feeder set up.
The only downside is that the lake is in the middle of a park and you do get a lot of dog walkers and kids running around, but there are quite a few swims that are more secluded and away from the path.
Overall, I would recommend Apex lake to anyone that wants to stay busy catching all day.
I stepped outside my front door yesterday morning and started settling into my chosen swim here within a couple of minutes.
As I stated in my last review of Apex Lake, it is in the middle of a park and lots of people use the park for recreation, but my out of the way swim remained quiet all morning with no interruptions.
I ended up with another net full of bream and roach, equalling my PB bream of 2lb 12oz in the process. 5 more 1lb+ bream and lots of reasonable sized skimmers ensured that my landing net had continuous use all morning and ended up being more slime than net!
Overall I had an excellent morning, the weather couldn't have been better and the lake looked like a mirror, with the only movement being caused by fish activity at the surface.