Where? Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5EU. Day tickets £5. Northwich AA membership now £30 to March 14.
Tel: 07570 976539.
What’s being caught? The town lengths can be productive in autumn, as it’s deeper. Expect a few chub, roach and dace in catches to low doubles.
Tactics? A light, six No.4 stick float is effective and enjoyable, but pole and a longer line can be better, with hemp and casters or double bronze maggot scoring.
Where? Elston, Lancashire, PR2 5LE. St Helens AA and Wigan DAA memberships £30 and £32 respectively. Tel: 07759 358474.
Lake District, Cumbria.
Just half an hour after taking to this five-mile-long lake on a wet and windy day, Archie Morris hooked this 17 lb 4 oz pike, which “fought like a wild dog, pulling my boat round for 20 minutes,” on a traditional jig that resembled an old-fashioned spoon, at the southern end of the lake, drifting and casting round the margins. Venue latest: