By Darren Reed
The last two weeks have again been affected by the weather – frosts, ice, winds, rain and even some sun – but no two days have been the same for anglers out on the banks chasing their targeted species.
Nevertheless some decent reports of pike have been recorded from the KLAA waters.
Relief Channel: Pike to 21lb have been reported caught whilst offering a dead bait, plenty of jacks and smaller pike to 11lb have been reported whilst using shads and lures. Zander to 10lb have also been reported caught on dead baited lamprey.
Bream have also been making an appearance. An angler landed two bream for 17lb, one of 9lb and the other just over 8lb all caught on worm tipped with single maggot.
Middle Level: Pike to 23lb has been reported caught on dead bait.
Ten Mile Bank has still been very slow with only a handful of small roach showing between Modney Bridge and the Pink house.
Old Bedford: Roach, rudd and small skimmers being reported from pole anglers.
Cut Off Channel: Tench to 7lb reported from tip anglers.
Pike is also showing well with reported catches of a 19lb, 17lb and a few of 10lb all caught on dead baits.
Tottenhill: The odd bream to 5lb has shown on the pole line, a few carp to 7lb also reported whilst offering a method feeder, presenting a single grain of corn on the hook.
Springside: Carp to 13lb showing on normal method feeder style tactics, when using luncheon meat or corn as a hook bait.
Roach and rudd showing when targeted on the whip, pole and waggler when using bread and maggot.
Bear Lake: Multiple catches still showing on lighter tackle, carp to 7lb showing on the method feeder when presenting corn on the hook.
Shepherd’s Lake: Bream to 5lb showing on the maggot feeder, odd chub to 2lb is also showing over the bream offerings.
KLAA notice: All KLAA waters except Springside close at midnight on Monday. Shepherd’s Port and Totttenhill will reopen on April 1.
KLAA books for the new season will be on sale from March 21.
Match results in panel.