Where? Studley, near Redditch, Worcestershire, B80 7AB (parking and access by the church) or Wixford, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, B49 6DA (parking and access).
Day tickets £5. Studley AS membership now just £12 for the rest of the season, from Alan’s Tackle, Worcester, WR2 4LG, and other tackle shops. Tel: 07879 624248.
What’s being caught? At Studley, chub around 2 lb, an angler having half a dozen recently. Look for the deeper holes on this small, roving river. Lots of dace with a few perch to 1 lb. The roach have slowed of late. At Wixford, barbel to 8 lb coming out with a few chub. Tactics? Stick float and pole with casters over a good bed of hemp effective on both venues. Straight lead with halibut pellets finding the barbel at Wixford.
Where? Winterdyne Section, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 2TQ (Blackstone Riverside
Park car park). Day tickets £7, on the bank or from Bewdley Tackle & Leisure, DY12 2AE. Kidderminster & District AA membership £35.
Tel: 07376 100196 or 07766 398965 or Bewdley Tackle & Leisure on 01299 403386. What’s being caught? Still very low and clear, but barbel, perch, chub, chublets, dace, bleak and roach being caught. Dudleybased Ian Hingley (Sensas Strike) topped the KDAA Open match here with 28 lb 11 oz, eight barbel, four around 6 lb 8 oz, with over 15 lb needed to frame. Tactics? Pellet feeder and legered luncheon meat for the barbel and chub. Pole and worms finding the big and small barbel and perch. Halesowen rod Mark Traves (Sensas Strike) caught a 9 lb 6 oz barbel here on pole and worms. Fish a whip or waggler with maggots for lots of small
silver fish. Best early morning and at dusk. Long fluorocarbon hook lengths best when the water is clear.
Where? Medley, Clifton Hampden and Donnington, Oxfordshire, OX14 3EH (parking at Barley Mow pub) or OX2 6ED (Walton Well Road, Medley) or OX4 4BJ (behind Sea Scout hut, Meadow Lane, Donnington). Day tickets £5 in advance from local tackle shops such as Top Tackle, OX1 4TQ; £8 on the bank. Oxford & District AA membership through local clubs.
Tel: 01865 201020.
What’s being caught? Lots of roach from 4-6 oz, and plenty from 12 oz to 1 lb. The river is very weedy, so find holes to look for bream of 5-6 lb. Chub and perch quiet of late, but will come back later in the year. 30 lb of roach winning matches.
Tactics? Stick float and waggler, starting with hemp then on to tares and casters for
the roach. Groundbait feeder with casters and maggots for the bream.