The last seven days have been different for many reasons; the weather has started to cool down, steady rain and easterly winds have all contributed to a slight slow down on the banks. Nevertheless, catches have continued to show on the lakes and consistent catches have started to be recorded from Ten Mile Bank.
Middle Level, a handful of specimen anglers have been wandering the banks in search of the pike. A couple of pike to 10lb have been reported on dead baits with plenty of jacks showing on smaller baits.
Ten Mile Bank, roach catches to 20lb have been reported from swims at the normal winter venue at Modney Bridge- The Chapel, pole and feeder have been rewarding when targeting the roach, seed baits have been the more rewarding baits . Maggot and pinkie have also been used with success. Pike strikes are also being reported which is a good sign that the silvers have started to show.
Relief Channel lots of jacks now starting to show on small lures and shads.
Springside, despite the weather starting to cool off, the carp and tench have still been showing, maybe not as frequent but quality catches continue to be reported. Carp to 15 lb and tench to 4lb have been steadily feeding. Method feeder armed with either meat or pellet has kept the carp and tench feeding. Maggot, bread punch and pinkie have again been used to attract the roach into feeding on both the waggler and pole. Perch to 2lb have also been showing when offered maggot baits.
Bear lake, Good catches have again been reported, but a slight slow down has been noted. Multiple catches continue to be reported for some anglers but not as frequently. Carp to 10lb showing on the method feeder when offering corn or pellet on the hook.
Queens Lake, a lack of anglers during the last seven days but those that have been on the lake have had some rewarding catches. Despite none of the bigger bream showing a lot of bream between 3-7 lb has been feeding on traditional bream style tactics when offering maggot baits. Roach Rudd and skimmers have also shown on the shorter line.
Shepherds Lake. Roach have begun to show more dominantly on the pole whip and waggler, odd carp to 8lb have also shown to carp style tactics.
Tottenhill, bream and carp continue to show on the methods that are being offered, carp to 11 lb showing on the method feeder, bream to 4lb showing on the pole line . Best baits continue to be pellet, meat and corn.
KLAA match date
John Russell memorial match on Ten Mile Bank Sunday 6th November . Details of how to book will be in next weeks column.
By Darren Reed