Where? Earth Centre, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 4EH. Day tickets £4. Rotherham & District UAF membership £25.
Tel: 01709 583452.
What’s being caught? Skimmers, roach, perch, chublets, bleak and gudgeon. Mixed bags to doubles and more if you can find the skimmers and bream. The Rotherham team have done lots of work on this stretch to allow access, including a new road to let you drive onto the bank. A key is required, costing members £5, from Paul’s Tackle Shop.
Tactics? Groundbait feeder with chopped worm and casters for the skimmers and bream. Big stick float, Bolo’, pole or whip with maggots, casters and hemp for mixed bags. Hemp and tares can produce quality roach fishing.
Where? Helperby village, Ripon, North Yorkshire, YO61. Day tickets £5. Helperby & Brafferton AC membership available.
Tel: Northern Angling Supplies on 01765 698855.
Quality chub and barbel as well as some good mixed bags of grayling, roach, dace, perch and chublets. Pegs below the footbridge for barbel and better chub, late 40s and early 50s for mixed bags. Tactics? Stick float in the faster flow with maggots or casters and hemp for mixed bags. Pellets over loosefed ones or meat over hemp for the barbel and better chub. Roving with bread and lobworms worth trying as the cooler autumn weather arrives.
Where? South Clifton, access from Church Lane, North Clifton, Newark, Nottinghamshire,
NG23 7AP (school on opposite track to river). Day tickets
£4. Scunthorpe & District AA membership £20.
Tel: 07717 748523.
What’s being caught? Bream and barbel elusive for the matchmen, though decent catches reported in early and late sessions on the right tides. Plenty of roach, dace and perch feeding, with bags well into doubles reported.
Tactics? Groundbait feeder with chopped worm and casters feed, and maggots, worms or casters on the hook for the bream. Pellets and boilies for the barbel. Waggler with maggots and hemp for mixed bags. three-quarters across for the best bags of bream and skimmers. Pole with maggots or pinkies over groundbait for mixed bags. Hemp and tares for the better roach.
Calder and Hebble Canal
Where? Horbury Bridge, A642, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5PY. Wakefield AC membership £33.
Tel: Tackle 2U Outwood on 01132 760034.
What’s being caught? A bag of 20 lb of bream to 5 lb reported from a recent match, along with near double-figure bags of roach, perch and smaller skimmers.
Tactics? Long pole with chopped worm and casters, with worm on the hook, for the bream. Pinkies and maggots over groundbait for the smaller fish. Bread punch also produces good bags of roach.
Groundbait feeder with chopped worm, casters and pellets feed, and worms and maggots on the hook giving the best bream bags.
Where? Loxley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 6SQ. Day tickets £4.90, from the ticket machine. Tel: 01142 851919 or
What’s being caught? Good catches of bream, skimmers and roach on this big water.
Tactics? Groundbait feeder with chopped worm and casters, using maggots or worms on the hook, has given the best action.
Where? Faulkers Lane, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5HW. Day tickets £6.
Tel: 01754 811324.
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