Where? Bathampton village, near Bath, BA2 6TG. Day tickets £4, in advance. Bathampton AA membership £40.
Tel: 07720 882368.
What’s being caught? Consistent sport for roach, skimmers, a few bream and perch, in double-figure nets.
Apex Park Lake
Where? Marine Drive, Apex Park, Highbridge, Somerset, TA8 3YY. Day tickets £5. Highbridge AA membership £30. Tel: Thyers Fishing Tackle on 01278 786934. What’s being caught? Carp to doubles occasionally and lots of bream, skimmers and roach. Tactics? Target the carp with boilies or a flatbed feeder and pellets. The bream come to micro pellets and crumb in a 50/50 mix with expander pellets over the top.
Where? Ram Hill, Coalpit Heath, Bristol, BS36 2UF. Day tickets £7 one rod; £9 two rods.
Tel: 07901 074158.
What’s being caught? Plenty of double- and single-figure carp with bites galore from the roach and skimmers.
Tactics? Waggler or feeder for the carp. Pole and expander pellets tops for the silver fish.
Where? Various locations in the City of Bristol, BS1 4SB. Free fishing. Tel: 01202 451629. What’s being caught? Roach and bream are the main targets, with double-figure bags the norm. Perch and a few carp, too. Tactics? Crumb feeder for the bream, with worms or liquidised Where? Calmore,
SO40 2RX. Day tickets from £15. Tel: 02380 869881.
What’s being caught? Pike starting to be caught, with fish to upper-teens reported. Carp in the 20s, including Tyson at 27 lb. Tactics? Still boilie action for the carp, while the pike fall for sea deadbaits, live trout and lures.