Fantastic turnout in memory of John

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Some 29 anglers from near and far turned up to fish the John Russell memorial match that was held at Ten Mile Bank on Sunday.

John’s wife Brenda, and family members were present at the end of the match to present the winner with the trophy, and £110 was donated for John’s chosen charity.

Steve Eake fished a good match to secure his winning catch of 22lb 9oz, consisting of five tench all caught on the tip.

Other results: second Andreas Lekstutis 16lb 12oz skimmers and roach caught on the tip, third Mark Smith 15lb 8oz skimmers and roach on the tip, fourth Brian Bygraves 14lb 10oz skimmers and roach on the tip. Eight double-figure nets were recorded and every angler caught.

Elsewhere on TMB, Wires-Modney Bridge has been where the fish have been showing. Skimmers and roach have been feeding strongly and 20lb nets have been reported throughout the week, tip and pole being the more successful methods used.

Top baits have been worm, caster, maggot, pinkie, hemp and wheat.

Modney-Danby has also seen a few fish showing; roach and skimmers being recorded.

Relief Channel: Plenty of pike anglers around, but sadly only jacks have been reported. Cut Off Channel is another venue showing the odd jack.

Tottenhill: A catch of over 60lb has been received during a weekend session, a catch of 15 bream, two carp and a tench formed this catch. Bream are showing on pellet, on the tip and pole.

Shepherd’s Lake, Bear Lake: Carp to 6lb are still feeding well, bomb method is still finding quality catches. Maggot is also producing carp and plenty of roach catches have been recorded. Quality roach show well on the pole line.

Queen’s Lake: An assortment of bream are showing well on the tip.

Waggler anglers are finding the better quality roach and rudd.

Maggot, worm and caster have been the better baits to entice the feeding fish.

Shepherd’s Lake: Carp are still showing on carp-style tactics, boillies and pellet.

Bream and skimmers are feeding well on original bream-style tactics; roach, rudd and chub are showing well when fished for. Best baits used this week have been boillie, pellet and maggot.


Queen’s Lake and Ken Hill will close on Monday, but due to the mild weather and the numbers of anglers fishing Bear Lake, the committee have decided to keep this lake open until the end of the season.

Anglers wishing to try KLAA waters can now buy a rivers-only ticket for £20 from December 1 or a silver ticket which covers all KLAA waters for £30.

The Willows Lake is now closed until next year due to the lake being dredged out.

More news on this when the work is complete.