The last seven days has seen different fortunes for the river anglers.
In the early part of the week, roach and skimmers were being reported from Brown’s Farm through to Modney Bridge; tip being the preferred method. Presenting maggot castor and small worms on the hook was rewarding with steady catches being made.
Pole and waggler was also successful in finding a few feeding fish.
Later in the week conditions changed, flows became very heavy as water levels started to drop, feeder to 80g were used to hold bottom on the tip to no avail. Bites dried up and the anglers started to move away from the bank. Saturday conditions steadied and the fish became active and started feeding again,
Danby Drove: Nets of skimmers and roach reported to 10lb.
Jacks are also showing up and down Ten Mile Bank when fished for using small plugs, lures and shads.
Jacks and small pike to 7lb were reported at both the Relief Channel at Denver and on the Old Bedford.
Lures and plugs have been used to attract the jacks.
Cut Off Channel: A reported catch of five tench and three bream has been received.
Middle Level: Pike anglers at Crooked Chimney have reported jacks and small pike to 8lb . Lures, and plugs being used to tempt the pike into feeding.
Tottenhill: Carp to 19lb have been recorded. A catch of 20 bream to 4lb 8oz, six carp and eight skimmers to 1lb 8oz have been reported in a catch of over 80lb all being caught on the pole, whilst using corn and pellet as a hook bait.
More surprisingly a crucian carp to 1lb 8oz has also been reported .
Bear Lake: Carp are still feeding well despite the change in the weather; feeder with a bomb, on single small baits has proved rewarding. Quality roach is also showing well on the pole when feeding maggot and micro pellet.
Queen’s Lake: During the last week the bream again fed strongly with an assortment of bream ranging from 3-7lb showing on the tip. Castor, maggot and worm were all used as a hook bait during the final week on Queen’s.
Shepherd’s Lake: The odd carp are still feeding, bream to 5lb being the more dominant feeders during the last seven days, showing on the tip to bream-style tactics. Roach and rudd are also feeding strongly on the pole and whip when presenting a maggot, castor or pinkie as a hook bait.
KLAA Christmas Open match: Sunday, December 14, Ten Mile Bank. Modney Bridge stretch, draw 8.30 EA car park at Denver. Fish 10am-3pm.
To book a place or for more information contact Darrell Watkin 07801028085.