The last few days leading up to the end of the fishing season brought in a few reports from the rivers and still waters.
Ten Mile Bank: Despite a change in the weather only small catches of roach coupled with the odd skimmer and small bream were being declared by anglers giving their all for the final flourish.
Tip proved to be the most rewarding but bites became very hard to find; also with the seal still present in the water this didn’t bode well for anglers on the bank.
Shepherd’s Port: Carp were feeding during the final days of the season.
Bear Lake has probably been the best lake throughout the year with the carp feeding throughout. Carp to 8lb were recorded from anglers using a small method feeder or a cage feeder loaded with pellet/ground bait and presenting maggot as a hook bait.
The lakes at Shepherd’s Port are now closed but will reopen on April 1. Springside has shown carp between 5-10 lb.
Method feeder, and a straight bomb presenting maggot, corn and boillies have brought the carp out to feed.
Tench to 5 lb have also been feeding frequently during the last week. Corn has been used to tempt the tench into feeding. Margin and open water swims have produced.
KLAA news: Springside will remain open and old books can still be used to fish the water up until March 31.
After this a new book will need to be purchased. Day tickets can still be bought on the bank.
l Downham and District AA’s AGM will be held at The Chequers at Wimbotsham on Monday, April 6, 7.30pm start. Details: www.dmdaa.co.uk.