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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.

Bit­ter­well Lake

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.

Bristol Docks

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,

Southamp­ton, Hamp­shire,

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.

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