The new season for the river anglers is finally under way with fish showing at the normal early season hotspots.
Middle Level at the bottom end has been drawing the anglers in who are in search of the bream and tench. Ten Mile has also seen a few anglers in the early season areas.
Middle Level, St Germans-Magdalen High Road: Reported catches of both 40lb and 35lb have been received between this early season section. Tip and pole have both been successful when offering maggot, worm and corn. Bream to 4lb 8oz, tench to 8lb 8oz, skimmers to 2lb, roach and perch have all been present in catch reports. Pole line at 11 metres and tip at halfway has produced well.
Waggler has also been a very productive method used.
Cut Off Channel: The odd bream to 9lb have been reported from tip anglers.
Crooked Chimney: Bream to 5lb and skimmers showing during the first week of the season on traditional bream style tactics, when presenting worm, caster and maggot on the hook.
Pingles: Bream to 4lb 4oz, skimmers and odd tench have all been showing on the methods used. Pole, tip and waggler have all produced steady catches.
Ten Mile Bank: Chapel-Wires has been showing small bream to 3lb and skimmers between 1-2lb.
Railway Bridge: Skimmers, roach, perch and the odd tench are being reported from tip and pole anglers.
Denver: Skimmers and bream to 3lb have been reported from tip anglers when offering worm, caster and maggot as a hook bait.
Springside continues to fish very well. Tench to 5lb are starting to feed strongly, carp to 17lb showing on both carp style tactics and match style method feeder tactics when presenting boillie and luncheon meat on the hook. Quality catches of roach and rudd have also been reported from anglers that have targeted them on the whip and waggler when offering either maggot or caster as a hook bait.
Shepherd’s Port, Shepherd’s Lake: Gone very quiet of late but odd carp anglers have still been successful in finding the odd feeding carp to 14lb .
Queen’s Lake: Quality roach have been showing well on the tip at 20 metres. Roach nets to 30lb plus have been received when offering maggot on the hook.
Bream catches continue to dominate, although none of the bigger bream have been reported. Average bream to near 6lb have continued to feed strongly to bream style tactics on the tip when presenting worm or maggot on the hook.
Bear Lake: Again another week of multiple catches being reported to the bailiffs when they have walked around this prolific little lake. Method feeder has again produced the better catch rates when offering corn or pellet. Average stamp carp to 8lb have been the more dominant feeders.
Tottenhill: Carp to 15lb 9oz have been reported from carp anglers fishing boillie, other anglers have also been finding average carp to 9lb when using the pole and offering meat baits. Bream to 5lb have also been frequent feeders on both the pole and tip when presenting pellet or corn as a hook bait.
l Please note that KLAA does NOT control the fishing rights on the Little Ouse or do they have the lease on this water.