The last week has seen some encouraging catches being recorded from Ten Mile Bank.
The bottom end of the level has suddenly dropped its form while at the top end the sport has been very rewarding.
Middle Level: Small perch has been the only reported fish showing at Crooked Chimney, but at Upwell/ Three Holes-Pingles the fishing has been very rewarding with catches being continuously reported.
Plenty of roach and skimmers show on the whip and pole. Pike to 8lb have shown on the pole. Plenty of activity of pike strikes as the silvers are being retrieved. Perch and tench to 4lb are also showing.
Ten Mile Bank: Modney Bridge-Chapel has certainly started to show its form with nets to 40lb being reported.
Quality roach to 1lb have shown on the pole line when offering sweetcorn on the hook, skimmers and bream to 7lb 8oz have also been reported. Roach net catches alone have been recorded to 20lb on the pole line when fishing elderberries and maggot alternatively on the hook.
Tip anglers also reap the rewards with skimmers and bream showing on double maggot or a worm piece tipped with a single caster. Perch have been showing on small lures. Danby Drove road has now been re-opened.
Springside: Tench to 5lb have again been reported from margin swims when offering yellow baits on the hook.
Carp to 14lb have been reported from carp anglers when offering meat in the margins or boillies in open water when using carp style method feeders. Roach, rudd and perch also show when targeted on the whip, pole and waggler. Best baits for the silvers have been bread, maggot, pinkie and caster.
Shepherd’s Port, Bear Lake: Lots of carp to 9lb are still showing on the method feeder, margin and island have again been the more productive areas to catch. Pellet and corn have produced the better catches.
Queen’s Lake: An assortment of bream ranging from 2lb-7lb are showing on conventional bream-style tactics.
Large skimmers to 2lb are also showing amongst the bream catches reported.
Quality roach and rudd are also showing well when fished for. Pellet and maggot have been the better baits.
Shepherd’s Lake: Bream to 5lb are showing on both the method feeder and bream style feeder when offering corn or pellet as a hook bait. Small pockets of roach and rudd are showing on the waggler and pole when presenting maggot or pinkie on the hook.
Tottenhill: Carp to 11lb and bream to 4lb 8oz have been showing. Open water has produced the better bream reports, margins have been more selective for the carp. Corn and hard pellet have been very rewarding.