As the new pike season got underway, plenty of predator anglers have been on the banks, as pike and zander have shown on dead baits throughout the vast majority of KLAA waters.
Ten Mile Bank has recorded pike to 13lb and zander to 5lb.
Middle Level has seen a few more predators with pike to 19lb 8oz recorded between Crooked Chimney-Pingles, Neepes is also showing pike to 17lb 8oz. Other catches of 15lb 2oz, 14lb 9oz and 12lb 4oz have all been reported.
Peppers to Peters has also produced pike to 8lb and a zander to 11lb all caught on dead baits.
Relief Channel has also shown plenty of jacks and a few larger specimen to 16lb, roach are being caught for bait for the predator fish.
Ten Mile Bank, Wissey Mouth has shown a few tench to 6lb 2oz from a persistent angler trying to find the tench that had only shown on the odd occasion six tench were caught and a couple were lost during the session.
Chapel-Modney Bridge has again showed well during the last seven days, tip has produced catches of skimmers and the odd bream to 5lb, and quality roach when fishing corn as bait. Roach catches have shown well when fishing slightly off the lily pads when presenting corn, maggot, pinkie and caster as a hook bait.
Modney Bridge-Danby Drove: Bream to 8lb 4oz and quality roach to 1lb have shown on the tip, pole anglers also finding good roach and rudd catches when offering maggot and caster on the hook.
Middle Level: Pingles is the more productive area for roach, rudd, perch and skimmers. Whip tip and pole are all being used with regular rewards.
Quality rudd to 12oz have shown on the pole line at Neepes when offering maggot and caster.
Peter’s has again been very slow during the last week with very little catches reported other than predator catches.
Springside: Another very busy and productive week has been recorded from this popular venue, carp to 18lb have been reported whilst using carp-style tactics and presenting a boillie as bait. Odd tench to 5lb have shown around the margin swims on the method feeder. Roach, rudd and crucians are still showing on the silver fish line on the pole, whip and waggler when offering punched bread, caster and maggot on the hook.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Despite a slight dip in form, catches have still been strong for some anglers, a carp to 17lb has been recorded, on the method feeder. All areas of the lake are showing catches but the better stamp carp seem to have moved into the deeper open water. Best baits this week have been pellet, meat and corn.
Queen’s Lake: Bream to 5lb, skimmers to 2lb have again showed during a quieter week, roach and rudd still showing well on the pole and waggler when targeted. Bream showing on maggot and pellet, silvers showing on single maggot and caster.
Shepherd’s Lake: Carp to 20lb have been recorded from carp anglers fishing a carp-style method feeder whilst presenting a boillie on the hook. Bream to 5lb also showing in the channel when presenting a bream style cage feeder presenting either corn or pellet on the hook. Roach and rudd showing on the whip, pole and waggler when presenting pinkie or single maggot on a small hook.
Tottenhill: Carp and bream are still showing. Carp to 12lb reported on the method feeder, bream also show a liking to the carp baits on offer. Bream to 5lb are also showing on the pole line at 9-11 metres. Roach also respond well when fishing a waggler presenting a single maggot or caster on the hook.
Townsend Lakes match results. Sunday, Kingfisher Lake: 1 Steven Hillman, peg 1, 86lb 14oz – long pole pellet and down edge on meat; 2 Andy Adams, peg 2, 71lb 14oz – method feeder then long pole pellet; 3 Colin Begbie, peg 9, 54lb 12oz – method feeder to the island long pole pellet.