Anglers struggle again over the week

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The last seven days have seen no change in fortune for anglers.

Despite a tiny rise in daytime temperatures and winds easing the fishing has still been consistently hard.

Water temperatures are still showing between 3-3.5 degrees which has indicated why the fish are slow to respond to baits going in; 5-6 degrees is an near ideal winter temperature for feeding silvers.

Nevertheless a few small roach have been reported on the tip at Modney Bridge, also the odd skimmer to 1lb 8oz. Squatt, pinkie, caster and maggot have all been used to tempt the roach and skimmers into feeding.

The river anglers had endured a torrid time at this precise time a year ago as flood water flowed down the Great Ouse into the River Wissey, the Relief Channel and the Cut-off Channel causing disruption to anglers.

Levels were dropped drastically to allow flood water to pass through, this ultimately affecting the fishing on the Great Ouse for the remainder of the season.

A 9lb 8oz pike has been reported from the Cut Off Channel just below the A10 bridge showing to a lure angler.

Small jacks have also been reported at Denver on the Relief Channel and on the Cut-off Channel at Stoke Ferry also showing to lures, spinners and jelly shads.

Tottenhill: Despite vast amounts of the lake being frozen a couple of hardened anglers did manage to tempt a few roach into feeding on Sunday. A couple of perch were also showing on the pole line when offering maggot and pinkie as hook baits.

Springside is another venue which was partially frozen over. A few swims were available, and it is producing a couple of carp to 6lb, taken on carp style tactics.

Bear Lake: Despite the ice in places carp to 10lb have been reported from the lake whilst using carp style tactics. Pellets, boillies and particles have been used to tempt the carp into taking the bait.

Match news

Unfortunately the last KLAA open match which should have been held last Sunday at Ten Mile Bank was cancelled due to lack of participants.