By Darren Reed
Springside: A week that has been dominated by the silver fish, they have been showing on the pole lines and the waggler.
Quality roach and rudd have been feeding strongly throughout the week. Carp to 8lb have also shown frequently for the method feeder anglers.
Perch to 2lb 4oz have also been showing to the baits that have been offered.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake. Multiple catches continue to be reported, carp to 11lb have been showing during a busy week. Method feeder continues to be the more rewarding but pole anglers are also having plenty of success. Pellet and corn have been the more productive baits used.
Junior angler Oliver Shaw (pictured) caught carp during his recent visit.
Queen’s Lake: Bream have again been feeding throughout the week, plenty of bream to 7lb showing on traditional bream style feeder tactics, including Pat Hase (pictured).
Skimmers, roach and rudd have also been feeding well when targeted on the waggler and whip.
Maggot baits continue to be the most rewarding.
Shepherd’s Lake: Carp beginning to be more active during the last seven days. Carp to 16lb 8oz have been reported from carp anglers fishing their tactics.
Bream to 5lb have again been showing on the traditional cage style feeder when offering maggot/sweetcorn baits.
Chub to 4lb have also been showing over the bream baits that have been offered.
Roach and rudd have also shown well when targeted on the pole and waggler.
Tottenhill: New committee member Paul Robbins certainly had one of those ‘red letter days’ on the lake during his latest visit, a haul of over 250lb consisting of 35 bream to 4lb 8oz and 30 carp, the biggest weighing 17lb 8oz with the average carp to 6lb.
Some 90 per cent of the haul was taken on the pole and even when he changed onto the tip he still found the fish feeding. Plenty of bream and carp have been showing to all methods and baits being used during a good week.
Townsend Lakes Fishery result, Sunday, Cuckoo Canal: 1 Alan Owen – peg 39 – 174lb 10oz – short pole pellet switching to maggot to finish in the margins; 2 Colin Begbie – peg 33 – 96lb 8oz – long pole pellet and maggot over castor down the edge; 3 Myke Pollard – peg 37 – 95lb 13oz – short pole down track on pellet and corn and maggot in the margins.