Dip on lakes but Middle Level still shows steady angling form

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The last seven days have seen a slight dip in form on the lakes, but the Middle Level has continued to show steady form throughout the week.

St Germans-Magdalen High Road: No big nets have been reported but steady roach and skimmer catches have been reported all through the week.

The pole line between 7-13 metres has been the more productive throughout the week with anglers recording catches to 15lb. Maggot, caster, hemp, tares, puffed wheat and elderberries have all been used on the hook in tempting the roach into feeding. Skimmers and perch have also shown to 1lb.

Neepes-Crooked Chimney: Roach and small skimmers are showing on the pole and whip. Pike strikes are becoming very common.

Pingle: Roach show well on the whip when fishing tares on the hook, odd skimmers and rudd are also showing on maggot baits. Another venue effected by pike strikes.

Ten Mile Bank: Modney Bridge-Chapel has been the busiest stretch with the anglers, bream to 7lb 8oz have been recorded. A catch of 45lb has been reported, consisting of seven bream to 6lb 8 oz, roach, skimmers and perch all caught on the pole line between 5-10 metres just off the lily pads. Maggot, caster and worm have all been used as a hook bait. Tip anglers have also reaped the rewards .

Browns Farm has also seen a few anglers, roach and skimmers have been recorded along with a seldom tench to 5lb 9oz. All were caught on the tip close in.

Wissey Mouth-Railway Bridge: Quality roach to 12oz, skimmers to 1lb also being recorded during a slight flow on the water.

Tottenhill: A slight downturn in numbers on the bank but of the anglers that have fished carp to 9lb 4oz and bream to 5lb 1oz have been reported.

Method feeder still finds the carp when offering either a red pellet or a yellow pellet or boillie. Bream have been showing on the tip and pole when offering corn and maggot. The carp have started to disappear into the margins.

Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Carp still show very well but catch rates have slightly started to dip. Six to seven carp are still showing in single sessions, Island and margins have been producing the better catches. Method feeder and pole both find the feeding carp. Pellet, meat and corn have been the top baits used.

Queens: An assortment of bream have shown this week, 2lb-5lb bream have shown on conventional bream style tactics when offering either pellet or maggot as a hook bait.

Roach and rudd also show well on the whip and waggler offering pinkie, and caster on the hook.

Shepherd’s Lake: Still a lack of carp showing but the bream have been the more dominant feeders, both method feeder and cage style feeders have been successful in finding their target species.

Roach and rudd have also been showing on the whip and pole. Tench to 4lb have also been showing over the bream baits.

Springside: Carp have again been feeding well, a unconfirmed carp of 26lb has been caught on carp-style tactics when presenting boillie as a hook bait. Other carp to 10lb have shown throughout the week, tench to 5lb also showing well again on the pole lines against the margins.

Best methods have been the feeder for the carp when presenting pellet, boillie and meat. Tench have gone for sweetcorn on the pole.

Plenty of roach and rudd are also feeding when targeted on the whip, pole and waggler whilst offering caster, maggot and bread as a hook bait.

Match dates on KLAA waters from visiting clubs.

Tomorrow: 100 pegs St Mary’s-Magdalen High Road, WICAC.

Sunday: Shepherd’s Port Bear Lake, James Campbell memorial match. If anyone would like to enter contact Shaun Wright 07966030821.