The lakes are still showing consistency as the river season has begun.
Springside continues to show good form throughout the lake, with carp showing on all styles of the method feeder.
Carp tactics have been very rewarding when offering a boillie on a hair rig. Corn and pellet also produce solid catches. carp to 13lb being reported, tench have also been active during the last week, again all baits have been rewarding for targeting the tench to 4lb. Silvers have also been showing well when targeted on the pole and waggler.
Shepherd’s Port, Queen’s Lake: Bream catches continue to be reported, bream ranging between 3-6lb have been feeding strongly. Traditional cage style feeder tactics have again been the more preferred method used. Bream, skimmers and quality roach have also shown to the waggler during the last week. Maggot has been the most consistent bait.
Bear Lake: carp to 17lb are being reported from pole anglers. Multiple catches continue to be reported from all around the lake, method feeder has this week been the top scoring tactic used in finding the feeding carp.
Pole tactics have also ensured some solid catches when presenting corn, meat or pellet as a hook bait.
Shepherd’s Lake: Another surprisingly slow week all around the lake.
The occasional carp to 13lb has been reported on the method feeder, when offering pellet or boillie as a hook bait. Odd roach and rudd have also shown on the whip and waggler when using either caster or maggot as a hook bait.
Ken Hill: Quality roach and rudd have been showing to whip and waggler anglers when presenting either corn or maggot on the hook.
Tottenhill: Quality carp and bream have been showing on both the pole and the tip.
Carp to 14lb have been reported when targeted with meat or boillies.
Pellet has also reaped the rewards for the slightly smaller carp and bream to 5lb. Red ground bait and red pellet has produced well when used on the method feeder.
l The weather has been variable this week and this has reflected in the catches throughout the Nar Valley Fisheries complex.
When anyone finds feeding fish they are in for a good session as found by regular member Darren Seal of Downham; his first visit to Lake Geneva produced his personal best UK common carp of 29lb 3oz (pictured) along with commons of 19lb 2oz, 26lb 15oz and a lovely Mirror carp of 26lb 2oz.
Bailiff Mark Reeve also had a good first session with six nice carp from the same lake, increasing in size as they came to the net. Mark’s first fish was a 13lb 8oz Mirror followed by a 14lb 8oz Mirror, common carp of 21lb, 22lb 8oz, 25lb 12oz and 26lb 4oz.
A good number of big bream and tench have been banked from the lake.
Fenn Lake is also fishing well with reports of Wels Catfish to 31lb and common carp to 27lb 8oz. For more information contact Chris on 01553 636507.