The last week has been very hard for anglers on the banks.
Heavy frosts, rain and clear water has all contributed in ways as only a handful of anglers have been on the banks.
Anglers that have been out have enjoyed some success with bream to 5lb reported from the Wissey Mouth-Railway Bridge stretch, taken on the tip when presenting maggot on the hook.
Skimmers have also been showing on both the tip and the pole supported by the odd decent roach to 10oz and some perch. Maggot has been the best bait on both the tip and pole.
Modney Bridge-Chapel has also produced skimmers and mainly roach. Both tip and pole are being used to find the feeding fish. Maggot has again been the top scoring bait.
Jacks have shown around both Modney and Brown’s Farm stretch when using lures, and shads.
Old Bedford: Despite the lack of anglers the old river looks a very good bet for some pike and roach,
No reports have been received from the Cut Off Channel at Hilgay/ Fordham or Stoke Ferry.
Jacks to 6lb have shown on the relief channel at Denver.
Springside: Roach have been showing on both maggot and bread,odd carp to 10 lb have shown when fishing for silvers. Pole and waggler are scoring well.
Bear Lake: Carp to 5lb have been showing occasionally but a bit quieter of late,
Shepherd’s Lake has been the top lake during the last couple of weeks with carp to just over 10lb reported when targeting the roach. Bream to 4lb have also shown on bream-style feeder tactics when presenting maggot as a hook bait.
Carp are showing on the pole line between 6-8 metres, small amounts of ground bait and loose-fed maggot has been rewarding for carp, roach and rudd.
Tottenhill: Another venue to see very few anglers but the anglers that have been present the vast majority have been targeting the pike. Only jacks have been recorded when using lures and shads.