KLAA by Darren Reed
The last few days of the season never cease to amaze.
As coarse anglers have struggled during the last few months everything has been against the angler: weather, flood waters, a seal, all contributing a torrid time for those on the river, but another surprise was in store for three persistent ones.
A 700lb catch has been recorded, by three anglers fishing together on the Relief Channel between Denver and Downham. Paul Wright, Mark Smith and Steve Eake found the bream to 12lb feeding during the last few days of the river season. All the fish were caught on the tip when offering either worm or maggot as a hook bait.
The Cut Off Channel/Relief Channel: Small jacks were showing until season’s-end.
Springside: Carp to 9lb have been showing on the method feeder when presenting either pellet or meat as a hook bait. Roach and rudd also showing when targeted on the pole, whip or waggler. Maggot,pinkie, caster and bread all work on the hook.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Multiple catches were still being reported on the last day.
Carp to 8lb were showing on the method feeder when presenting corn or pellet on the hook.
Shepherd’s Lake: Carp to 13lb 10oz, and bream to 5lb have shown during the final week, method feeder was again the most used tactic which brought some good rewards. Corn has been the better used bait to tempt the carp, bream showing over maggot hook baits.
KLAA would like to inform its members that Springside will remain open, both for day tickets and permit holders who can use the existing permit until April 1.
l With only a few weeks left of the Nar Valley Fisheries coarse season, Fenn Lake is producing some lovely winter carp. This weekend nine good carp were reported by the anglers present.
The list was topped by this cracking 27lb 11oz mirror which is a PB for regular member Darren Seal. Lake Geneva has been a little quiet since Christmas but with the slightly warmer weather fish are now getting on the move; prospects for the next weeks are very good.
For more information contact Chris on 01553 636507.