The last few weeks have seen more anglers on the banks, although the vast majority of them have been specimen anglers searching for their targeted species.
The coarse anglers have also shown willing, and the lakes have been busier than the rivers.
History has shown the last week of January and the first two weeks of February have been the toughest time on all the waters. Despite this the predator anglers have been the busier with jacks, pike and Zander all reported.
Relief Channel, Denver-Downham is by far the most visited water. Jacks have been showing frequently on lures and shads.
Pike to 9lb are also showing on bigger lures, both live and dead baits have now started to be rewarding for the pike to 16lb and Zander to 12lb 8oz that have been reported.
Ten Mile Bank: Odd jacks have been reported by roving anglers. Small roach have also been showing around the Modney Bridge area when offering pinkie, caster and maggot on the tip.
Middle Level: Small jacks have been reported on lures.
Springside: Carp to 9lb have been showing on the tip and on the waggler when presenting a piece of luncheon meat on the hook.
Smaller carp have also shown when presenting caster and maggot on the hook when lighter tackle is being used.
Rudd have also been showing on the pole line when targeted with pinkie, caster and maggot as a hook bait.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Carp to 6lb have again been the dominant feeders, tip being the more rewarding method used when offering 4mm pellets or double maggot on the hook.
Shepherd’s Lake: The odd bream to 4lb 8oz have shown during the last few days, tip again being the preferred method in finding the bream feeding when offering caster or maggot as a hook bait.
Tottenhill: Roach have been showing when targeted close in on the pole line.
A depth of 3-5 metres has produced 60-70 roach between 4-12oz, when using tiny nuggets of groundbait and presenting pinkie or maggot on the hook.
Bream have also shown on the pole line at 9-11m over maggot / caster baits.
Match results on right.