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River Lark

Where? West Row, near Milden­hall, Suf­folk, IP28 8QU. Lark A&PS mem­ber­ship £20. Tel: Peter on 07478 279071. What’s be­ing caught? Perch, roach and rudd to 12 oz, dace to 4 oz, bleak and oc­ca­sional skim­mers in dou­ble-fig­ure nets be­tween the speed­way sta­dium and the lock. Pike are in­creas­ingly ac­tive with au­tumn’s on­set.

Tac­tics? Float fished or pole fished mag­gots and cast­ers, loose­feed­ing lit­tle and of­ten and trot­ting be­tween weedbeds, for mixed bags. Lures or sink-and­draw dead­baits for the pike.

River Waveney

Where? Bun­gay to Bec­cles, Suf­folk, NR34 9QB (lo­cal tackle shop). Day tick­ets £6, free fish­ing on some sec­tions. Bun­gay Cherry Tree AC mem­ber­ship £60.

What’s be­ing caught? A tinge of colour in the Bec­cles reaches en­cour­aged skim­mers to feed, but it soon dropped out, leav­ing roach, dace and perch as the main­stays. Bun­gay com­mon for oc­ca­sional chub and jack pike. Roach plen­ti­ful on both sides of the sluice at Fal­con Meadow. Tac­tics? A small ground­bait feeder cast two-thirds across for the skim­mers. Pole or wag­gler with mag­gots, hemp and cast­ers for the roach. Chopped worm for the perch. Pike on lures. Try cock­les, prawns or bread flake on a light link leger for the chub at dawn and dusk.

■ The Lan­caster Canal and (in­set) the Pike An­glers Club sign. Tac­tics?

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