Last week the vast majority on the banks were the predator anglers, although a few coarse anglers on the bank have been catching from the favoured winter haunt at Ten Mile Bank.
Ten Mile Bank: Modney Bridge to the Chapel has been the favoured stretch for the river anglers.
Bream to 4lb 8oz, roach, skimmers and perch have all shown in catches recorded during the last seven days.
Tip and pole have been the selected methods used in trying to find the feeding fish.
Top baits have been caster, maggot, pinkie and squat.
Cut Off Channel: An angler whilst targeting the tench with a worm, was surprised to catch a 8lb 4oz zander after it took a liking to his worm bait.
A pike of 7lb has also been reported.
Relief Channel, Denver-Downham: A predator angler enjoying a good session had nine pike, the biggest being 17lb and a zander to 10lb all caught on lures. Plenty of jacks to 5lb are also being reported.
Middle Level, Peter’s Bridge: A few jacks also show on this end of the Level.
Springside: Carp have still been feeding well throughout the week. Biggest carp reported this week was 13lb. Carp-style tactics still find the bigger fish. Boillie and meat are very rewarding on the hook. Plenty of roach and rudd respond well when targeted on the whip and pole.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Despite a slight drop in temperatures the carp have still been feeding throughout a steady week.
Method feeder is still a favoured method by anglers and has produced steady catches when offering corn, meat or pellet as a hook bait.
KLAA member Steve Smith from Broome (pictured) caught five carp, the biggest being 10lb 4oz whilst using his traditional centre pin and waggler set-up when offering luncheon meat on the hook.
Queen’s Lake: Bream to 7lb 8oz have shown on conventional bream-style tactics when presenting maggot and caster as a hook bait. Waggler also produces quality catches of both skimmers to 2lb and roach to 1lb when offering maggot and caster.
Shepherd’s Lake: Odd carp to 12lb have been reported using carp-style tactics including baits. Chub to 3lb also show a liking to the carp baits that have been offered.
Bream to 5lb have also been very active during the last week when targeted on conventional bream-style tactics.
Tottenhill: A few more anglers on the banks during the last week. Carp to 14lb 4oz has been reported.
Method feeder, both carp-style and match-style, have produced catches. Bream to 4lb have also shown over the carp baits. Bream are also showing on the pole. Best baits have included meat, corn, pellet and dead maggot.