The last week has seen plenty of rain which has given the rivers a freshen-up, and a slight flow and plenty of colour has brought the fish out feeding on the big rivers.
Ten Mile Bank: Roach and skimmers show well up and down TMB since the rain fell.
Nets to 40lb have been reported during midweek and weekend sessions, tench have also shown.
Tip has been the best reported method used during flows but as the flows eased the pole has been used on the feeder line with great effect. Maggot, caster and worm have been the top baits used.
Predator anglers are now starting to find their targeted species with both pike and zander recorded.
A 10lb and 8lb zander were reported taken on dead baits. Jacks and pike up to 9lb have also shown when using lures and shads.
Middle Level, St Germans-High Road: 20lb nets have been reported from tip anglers, roach being the bulk of the fish showing, although a few small skimmers have also been reported in catches.
Neepes: Despite the lack of anglers, predator fishermen have been finding the pike to 19lb 8oz. Catches have been caught using both live and dead baits.
Pingles: Small roach are showing on the whip and pole, also plenty of activity from jacks waiting in anticipation for the roach to be caught so they can take the opportunity to strike.
Relief Channel: Pike starting to show around the sluice at Denver. This week’s biggest reported pike has been recorded from this stretch, a 22lb specimen. Both dead and live baits are being used.
Springside: Carp to 10lb are around the margins when presenting corn or pellet, feeder being the preferred method.
Silvers show very well on both the pole and waggler. Maggot pinkie and bread punch work well as a hook bait.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake continues to show very good form despite the temperature starting to cool off. Multiple catches have still shown consistently throughout the last week. Island swims are still working well when fished up to. Pellet and corn for best results. Method feeder and bomb both work well.
Shepherd’s Lake: Carp to 14lb have been showing well throughout the last seven days. Local rod Lew Dyer has been finding the carp feeding with a 13lb common he caught during one of his visits during the week. He also tempted a 14lb carp the day after.
Anglers have also managed to tempt the carp into feeding, with a catch of four to 12lb reported. Method feeder presenting corn, pellet or boillie has produced the carp. Silvers show well all around the margin swims. Roach, rudd and chub are showing on the pole and waggler at 5-6m.
Tottenhill: Carp to 13lb reported when using the method feeder presenting pellet as a hook bait.
Shepherd’s Lake will be closed tomorrow for a memorial match.
John Russell memorial match: Sunday, November 16. Details to follow next week.