The last seven days have seen encouraging reports coming from St Germans to Magdalen High Road, as catches have been showing up all along the stretch.
Nets to 35lb 8oz have been recorded, bream to 4lb and skimmers to 2lb have been showing well on the tip. Roach, perch and tench have also shown in catches reported.
Quality roach have been showing on the pole line when fishing hemp, tares and stewed wheat.
Neepes: Roach are showing on the pole line but pike strikes are becoming very frequent when retrieving the smaller roach.
Pingles: Tench, roach and perch have all been showing on the waggler when offering maggot and caster as a hook bait; another venue affected by pike strikes.
Crooked Chimney: The road has been repaired and vehicle access is available.
Ten Mile Bank: Fish are now starting to show around the Modney Bridge-Brown’s farm. Bream to 4lb, skimmers have all been reported from tip anglers fishing chopped worm and caster. Pole anglers are also sharing the spoils with roach, skimmers and perch all showing.
Cut Off Channel: Lots of small fish showing, quality roach and tench to 5lb 12oz are all showing on the tip.
Springside: The biggest carp of the season so far has been reported. A mirror carp of 24lb has been recorded from a carp style angler. Plenty of average stamp carp to 10lb also show on the method feeder. Roach and rudd also feed strongly when targeted.
Best baits this week have been meat, corn and pellet for the carp; bread, caster, maggot and pinkie for the silvers.
Bear Lake: Multiple catches are still being reported although anglers have said a quieter week has endured.
Method feeder is still leading the way although a straight bomb with either corn or pellet on the hook has also been rewarding.
Queen’s Lake: An assortment of bream showing on the tip while 50lb nets have resulted with bream ranging between 2-8lb. Pellet and maggot find the better fish over a bed of groundbait whilst using bream style feeder tactics.
Shepherd’s Lake: Bream are showing to 5lb on the tip, odd carp to 10lb also showing on carp style tactics. Roach and rudd are showing on the whip, pole and waggler.
Tottenhill: Another steady week has been reported, carp to 14lb showing on the method feeder. Bream also feed strongly when targeted on the pole line from the tip of the island at 11 metres when offering corn and pellet. Carp also show on pellet, corn, maize and meat.
NOTICE: Could all anglers be aware that there are some matches taking place on our waters at the Middle Level.
Could all anglers refrain from fishing on the match stretches.
Matches, tomorrow: England Trial, 35 pegs, Peters-Magdalen.
Saturday September 19: WICAC, 100 pegs. St Marys-Magdalen.