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.
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?