The last week has been very tough for the river anglers with very few catches reported.
No flows and gin clear water has kept the anglers away.
Only the Modney Bridge-Chapel stretch has shown any form, quality roach and skimmers to 1lb have been reported from tip anglers. Slider anglers have also found the fish feeding when offering maggot or caster as a hook bait. Predator anglers have also endured a hard week with only the odd jack being reported.
Springside: Roach and rudd to 12 oz have been showing frequently for the waggler anglers when presenting maggot and loose feeding maggot over the top has brought the best results for the silver fish anglers.
Carp to 14lb have also shown to the carp anglers when presenting a boillie on the hook, standard method feeder also responsible for a few carp when presenting a pellet on the hook.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Another venue which has seen a lot of roach showing when fished for using light tackle and pinkie as a hook bait. Carp to 12lb have been reported from method feeder anglers fishing close to the island and the margins.
Pellet has been the more successful bait when using the method feeder.
Shepherd’s Lake: Bream have been the dominant feeders in the last seven days.
Bream to 4lb 8oz have shown on bream-style cage feeder tactics when offering either pellet or double maggot as a hook bait. Tench to 3lb and chub to 3lb have also been feeding over the carp and bream free offerings. Odd carp to 13lb have also been recorded, on carp-style method feeder tactics when offering a boillie as a hook bait.
Ken Hill: Quality roach and rudd are showing on the waggler, whip and pole when presenting a single maggot/ pinkie on the hook whilst loose feeding a few maggots over the hook bait.
Tottenhill: Slowed up a little during the last week, bream have still fed on the pole line, when presenting caster and maggot on the hook.
Carp to 8lb are showing on the method feeder on pellet and meat.
A vigilant pike angler fishing the Middle Level on Saturday night saw two people acting suspiciously.
Investigating after they had left, he could see what he thought was a net that had been laid across the drain.
He called the EA hotline number 0800 80 70 60 and an enforcement officer was sent out first thing Sunday morning. Closer inspection revealed a gill net had been placed across the drain. This was removed and thankfully there were no fish in the net.
KLAA would like to thank the angler who reported this to the EA and KLAA secretary, also to the EA for responding as quick as they could.
This highlights the problems that are still on the drains and that anglers must report anything and everything they see that is suspicious to the EA hotline number and a club official.