KLAA by Darren Reed
The new fishing season on the lakes started on Friday, with light winds and even the sunshine appearing.
All the lakes produced good steady catches during the first few days.
Springside: Roach and rudd were showing well on both the pole and waggler when fishing up in the water. On the deck the roach and rudd were slow to respond to the baits, but when adjusting and taking two feet out of the depth, bites became faster and more positive.
Maggot and pinkie on the hook for best results.
Carp to 11lb were also showing although being slow at times, method feeder being the more productive method being used when presenting a yellow bait on the hook. Yellow pellets, boillies and sweet corn all tempt the carp into feeding.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Carp to 12lb showing on the method feeder when offering sweet corn on the hook, smaller carp have also been active during the opening few days.
Queen’s Lake: Quality bream between 5lb-7lb 12oz have been recorded from tip anglers when offering maggot, caster and worm as a hook bait, standard bream tactics have worked well in finding the feeding bream.
Skimmers also showing in catches reported, roach and the odd rudd also showing on the pole and tip when fishing close in at 7-8 metres. Maggot and pinkie were the more consistent bait used.
Shepherd’s Lake: Bream to 5lb showing on the tip, on traditional bream style tactics, roach also showing over the bream baits that have been offered.
Carp to 4lb are showing on the pole line when using corn or pellet, roach have also been showing on the pole lines when being targeted using maggot as a hook bait.
Tottenhill: Carp to 15lb have shown during the first weekend of the new season, bream have also shown on the tip and pole.
Tench to 3lb have also been recorded. Corn, pellet and maggot have all been rewarding baits to tempt the fish into feeding.