The last week has provided some good sport on the lakes, and at Springside the carp have been feeding well throughout a busy week, writes Darren Reed.
This week has seen a carp to 18lb reported when using a banjo style method feeder. Tench to 7lb have also been consistently feeding tight to the margins.
Both open water and fishing tight to the margins has reaped the rewards but margin fishing has produced the quality catches. Luncheon meat, corn and pellet has all been used with success.
Local youngster Joel Grange, 9, has been enjoying his fishing with this carp (pictured) to nearly 6lb caught on a waggler whilst using luncheon meat on his hook.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Plenty of action to be had from this inform lake, a lot of carp are either spawning for the first time or spawning again. Catches are still being reported but a slight slow down has been recorded.
Island work has still produced quality sessions with average carp to 8lb reported. Method feeder or a straight bomb presenting either corn or pellet on the hook has certainly proved rewarding.
Queen’s Lake: Bream to 7lb is showing frequently in catches reported, skimmers to 2lb and average bream around 5lb have been consistently showing in catches. Quality roach and rudd to 1lb have shown well on the pole, waggler, and whip, while 8-9 metres has been the targeted area for good silver fish catches.
Shepherd’s Lake: A surprisingly slow week but odd carp to 15lb have been reported taken on pellet, also an eel to 3lb 8oz has been recorded.
Bream catches have been very quiet during the last seven days. Also more concerning is the lack of roach and rudd showing on the waggler pole and whip.
Ken Hill: Still very popular with anglers fishing the pole, whip and waggler. Roach and rudd are showing well when presenting caster, pinkie and maggot as a hookbait.
Tottenhill: Carp and bream are showing well during the week and the beginning of the weekend, a catch of 23 bream and nine carp has been reported. Pole and feeder are working well.
As of Sunday carp are starting to spawn again so catch rates dropped dramatically.
KLAA news, Tottenhill: Could all anglers ensure that their litter is to be removed from the banks and taken home when they leave, otherwise if the litter continues then the committee will have no choice but to close the lake.
At Springside a camera has been found on the bank, if anyone has lost it please contact the bailiff Rod Hicks.