Another couple of weeks have passed and still not a lot to write home about with the conditions for the anglers. Temperatures have been so unpredictable and cold frosty days have continued to keep anglers away. There was a break in the weather during the last weekend when a touch of milder weather arrived. This brought out a few anglers onto Ten Mile Bank. Only the odd peg around Modney Bridge managed to show a few fish on the whip when alternating between maggot and pinkie. Roach and skimmers were showing with some fluency during the odd few days. A few specimen anglers were also roving around with very little rewards. Odd jacks and small pike have also shown on lures and dead Baits on the Relief Channel at Denver and at some areas at TMB.
Springside carp to 9lb continue to feed despite the weather, conventional carp style tactics with a single yellow bait has been rewarding for the carp anglers.
Bear Lake, has struggled to show any form of late, only a handful of carp reported in the last few weeks, method feeder has been the only successful method used when offering either maggot, corn or small pellet on the hook.
Shepherds Lake, has surprisingly been the lake to show some steady catches, bream to 5lb have been showing to the traditional bream style feeder tactics, also chub to 4lb have been showing over the bream baits, quality roach have also been taking a liking to the bream baits that have been offered. Odd carp to 8lb have also shown when targeted with carp baits.
Tottenhill despite a few anglers being on the banks, the fish have been hard to find feeding, roach have shown on the waggler and pole when using pinkie and maggot. Bream have been very wary of the Baits being offered but have occasionally showed to maggot baits on the tip and pole. Carp have been quiet but the odd one or two have shown meat on the method feeder in the margins.
By Darren Reed