The last seven days have seen a dramatic change in the weather conditions for the KLAA anglers.
Heavy driving rain and gale force winds made sure the anglers kept to their warm comfy homes.
A few anglers did brave the change in the climate but their rewards were very seldom. Hence why the vast majority of KLAA waters were angler-free. Before the change in weather jacks had been reported on the Level and pike to 12lb showing at the Cut Off Channel,
Middle Level: Multiple jack catches to 4lb have been reported from the St Mary’s-Peppers stretch, from predator anglers. Spinners and jelly shads have been used to tempt the jacks into feeding.
Three Holes has been showing plenty of roach when using the waggler presenting either maggot or pinkie as a hook bait, jack strikes are also becoming very common when retrieving the silvers.
No reports have been recorded from Ten Mile Bank.
Cut Off Channel: Bream to 4lb 8oz have again shown on jelly shads when predator anglers have been targeting the pike.
Pike to 12lb have also been reported between the Hilgay Bridge and Fordham Bridge.
Springside has shown a dip in form but this is not down to the fish not feeding, it has been down to very few anglers showing on the bank.
The odd carp did show during the earlier part of the week.
Also plenty of roach and rudd were showing when targeted on the waggler and pole, when offering maggot, bread, castor and pinkie as a hook bait.
This was another venue which was affected by the weekend’s extreme weather conditions.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Another venue which anglers kept away from.
Earlier in the week carp were still showing on the feeder but as the week progressed conditions changed and anglers retreated to the comfort of their homes.
Shepherd’s Lake: Only the roach were showing on the waggler and pole.
Match results from Townsend Lakes Fishery.
Saturday, Cuckoo Canal, 17 fished: heavy winds made fishing very hard to present the bait properly.
1 Andy Adams, peg 6, 98lb 12oz, pole pellet down track; 2 Colin Begbie, peg 39, 54lb 6oz, pole pellet down track and maggot in margins; 3 Neil Pasky, peg 4, 41lb 2oz, pole and maggot down track.
Sunday, Woodpecker Pool, eight fished: 1 Colin Begbie, peg 13, 74lb 2oz, long pole pellet for carp and short pole with castor for silvers; 2 Andy Adams, peg 6, 50lb 11oz, long pole pellet; 3 Ashley Kinsey, peg 15, 21lb 2oz, long pole pellet and short pole maggot.