The last week has seen some encouraging reports from the bottom end of the Middle Level.
Despite some reports in previous weeks that the bottom end had been slow this was in fact not a true reflection on how the stretch had been fishing.
St Germans-Magdalen High Road: Good steady catches are being recorded throughout this stretch, pole lines have seen greater rewards with skimmers, tench and roach all showing between the reed beds and 11meters. Tip anglers are also showing well halfway across with skimmers and bream to 3lb.
Hemp scores well when fished on the pole line. Pinkie, maggot and caster also reap the rewards on tip and pole.
Magdalen High Road-Peppers will be closed on Sunday for the King of the Fens match.
Neepes, Crooked Chimney- Pingles: Roach and skimmers showing at Neepes, on the pole and whip. Crooked Chimney has been showing tench to 4lb, bream to 4lb, skimmers and roach. A zander to 8lb 8oz has also been recorded from a specimen angler. Pole line and tip are being used with satisfactory results. Pingle: Odd small bream. Skimmers tench and roach are showing on the whip and pole.
Ten Mile Bank: Only a handful of anglers on the bank, roach and skimmers reported.
Cut Off Channel: Before the weed had covered the river, tench and bream to 7lb had shown during the last seven days, tip and pole was used.
Springside: Quality tench to 7lb and carp to 15lb 9oz are continuously being reported throughout a busy week.
All methods work well including traditional feeder set up, method feeder and carp style feeders have all been successful. Top baits for the carp and tench have been pellet both soft and hard, and corn/maize, even the odd piece of meat has also benefited.
Roach and quality rudd have again been feeding strongly when offering a bait up in the water, whip pole and waggler has all scored well when presenting caster, maggot and bread as a hook bait.
Bear Lake: Multiple catches continue to be reported throughout a busy week. Tight to the island and the margins have again showed quality carp to 10lb. Method feeder has again been the top method used. A straight bomb has also featured strongly in catches recorded. Pellet, meat and corn have again been the top baits used.
Queen’s Lake: An assortment of skimmers/bream ranging from 12oz to 7lb has been recorded, multiple catches have shown during a busy week. Traditional bream style tactics work very well when offering pellet or double maggot as a hook bait. Quality roach and rudd are also showing when targeted.
Shepherd’s Lake: A strange week has been reported on this lake with only the odd carp reported, plenty of bream to 6lb showing on both traditional bream style tactics and the method feeder when presenting corn or pellet on the hook. Roach and rudd show well on the whip pole and waggler when offered caster, maggot and pinkie on the hook.
Ken Hill: Plenty of roach and rudd and tench to 2lb showing on the whip, pole and waggler. Best baits have again been corn and maggot.
Tottenhill: A good week has been reported with carp to 13lb and bream to 6lb showing. Method feeder has again been very successful when using pellet and corn as a hook bait. Bream are now taking a liking to some of the carp baits being offered. Pole anglers are finding the bream feeding at various pegs around the tip of the island. Caster and worm have also been rewarding as a change of bait.