The last seven days have seen plenty of anglers on the banks of the KLAA-area rivers and still waters.
Ten Mile and the Middle Level have again showed consistent catches, whilst quality catches are continuously being reported on the still waters.
Ten Mile Bank, Piggeries- Browns Farm has been the busiest stretch, for both anglers and fish. Pole anglers had the lions share of the catch rates. Roach to 1lb have been feeding strongly, odd bream to 5lb, and skimmers edging just over the pound have been the frequent feeders, even the odd tench to 5lb has shown on the vast array of baits that have been offered.
Middle Level, Pingles-Neepes has also seen a steady rate of anglers trying different methods to lure the fish into feeding.
Pingle has shown quality catches from whip anglers.
Roach, skimmers, odd bream to 4lb and tench to 3lb when offering maggot, caster, worm, hemp and tares as hook baits. Pole and feeder has also been used with success at both Crooked Chimney and Neepes.
St Mary’s-Magdalen High Road has been the busiest stretch on the level, with catches on all methods showing fish. Pole lines have again proved more dominant and rewarding as skimmers, odd bream to 5lb, tench to 6lb, have all been recorded. Tip anglers have also seen positive action. Best baits have been maggot, corn, worm, caster, hemp, tares and stewed wheat.
Springside: Another very good week has been reported, tench to 5lb 8oz, carp to 16lb have shown on the method feeder and pole.
Carp have been feeding on boillies, meat and pellet, tench have been showing on corn.
Plenty of quality silvers also show when targeted on the pole whip and waggler.
Bear Lake continues to be the mainstay of the lakes, plenty of carp feeding throughout the lake, multiple catches of up to 13 carp being reported in single sessions.
Method feeder and pole both reap the rewards when offering either pellet or corn as a hook bait. Average carp to 10lb are the more dominant feeders.
Queen’s Lake: Catches to 75lb have been reported, from anglers using bream style tactics, bream between 3-5lb have shown when offering maggot, worm, caster and corn on the tip. Quality skimmers, roach and rudd have shown when fishing closer in on the waggler.
Shepherd’s Lake: Odd bream to 6lb showing on the method feeder when offering corn or maggot as a hook bait, carp to 14lb also being reported from carp anglers presenting carp baits on the hook.
Chub to 3lb also showing over the carp baits that are being offered. Roach and rudd are also showing on the pole and waggler.
Tottenhill has been improving week on week, carp to 11lb 8oz have been showing well on the method feeder, and carp style feeders, bream to 4lb 8oz have also been the dominant feeders on the pole, waggler and the method feeder when offering either meat, pellet corn or bread as a hook bait.
Quality roach are also starting to feed strongly when offered maggot baits.
Match results from Townsend Lakes fishery.
Sunday: 1 Colin Begbie – peg 15 – 120lb 2oz – long pole pellet on the deck / shallow pellet over top; 2 Ricky Young – peg 11 – 105lb – shallow pellet, then in the margins; 3 Steven Hillman – peg 9 – pellet waggler then pellet in the margins.