The last few weeks have seen a drop in anglers on the bank over the festive period, writes Darren Reed.
The anglers that did venture out were certainly being rewarded for their efforts,
Ten Mile Bank, Modney-Chapel has been the most visited stretch by anglers who have seen catches of roach, skimmers and tench on the tip and the pole. Maggot, caster and pinkie have all been rewarding when used as a hook bait. Pole anglers were being more productive during the early part of the week, but as the flows increased the feeder became more productive.
Cut Off Channel: During the festive period tench to 6lb 10 oz and bream to 7lb were being reported. A catch of six tench was reported, another catch of three tench plus catches of bream were also being recorded as the conditions were near ideal.
Flows have since increased but fish are still showing. All show on the tip when using worm based baits.
Pike have also been showing with the biggest reported this week being a 16lb 8oz specimen caught by presenting a dead bait. Smaller pike have also been showing.
Relief Channel, Denver-Downham: Predator anglers have been frequently showing on the banks, jacks have been showing on lures, bigger specimens have been reported from dead bait anglers including an 18lb specimen.
Springside: Carp to 12lb have been showing on carp style tactics when offering maggot as a hook bait. Smaller carp have been showing on the pole line, also when fed using maggot baits. Roach and rudd also show well on the waggler, pole and tip when offering maggot, caster and pinkie as a hook bait.
Bear Lake: Despite the lack of anglers on the bank, the anglers who had turned out were rewarded with multiple catches being reported. Carp to 6lb have been showing on the tip and waggler.
Shepherd’s Lake: Odd carp to 12lb have been showing to the carp style tactics that have been offered,
Roach and rudd have also shown on the waggler, tip and pole when offered either maggot or caster as a hook bait. Pinkie has also been rewarding for the smaller silvers on the whip.
KLAA would like to wish all its members both new and old a happy new year and may all your catches be bigger than the last one.
Match results from Townsend Lakes Fishery
Sunday, Kingfisher Lake, 13 fished: 1 Andy Adams – peg 6, 52lb 6oz, long pole pellet; 2 Stuart Almer – peg 13, 51lb 2oz, pellet feeder to island; 3 Colin Begbie – peg 10, 43lb 8oz, long pole pellet over groundbait.