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8 oz-1 lb range, dace to 4 oz, with oc­ca­sional larger chub to 3 lb show­ing on the early pegs be­low the lock, the high bank peg at the car park, and the shal­lows bend down­stream. Pegs near the A14 bridge up­stream of the lock rated for skim­mers to 2 lb­plus, qual­ity perch and eels. Tac­tics? Wag­gler with mag­gots or cast­ers for the chub on the down­stream sec­tion, loose­feed­ing lit­tle and of­ten.

Half a pint of each is am­ple for a good day’s sport in the current, clear wa­ter con­di­tions. Over­feed­ing will kill a swim stone dead. Like­wise when feed­ing ground­bait with chopped worm and mag­gots very spar­ingly for skim­mers on the up­stream length.

River Welland

Where? Stamford to Deep­ing, Lin­colnshire, PE6 8EN. Day tick­ets £5. Deep­ing St. James AC mem­ber­ship £30. Tel: Ray Richard­son on 07766 038987.

Clear wa­ter con­di­tions are mak­ing fish hard to tempt, but chub to 3 lb-plus are pos­si­ble on early morn­ing or dusk ses­sions on the Sev­eral Fish­ery, High and Low Locks stretches. Roach, dace, bleak, perch and pike also feed­ing.

Link leg­ered bread, worm or cock­les for the chub. Float fished mag­gots and pinkies for mixed bags. Light lure tac­tics tempt­ing larger perch and jack pike. Tel: 01733 202230.

Venue pro Jon Whin­cup rec­om­mends the fol­low­ing lakes for day ticket vis­i­tors: Beastie for carp to dou­bles, peg 24 best. Bar­bel from pegs 6 and 20. Skim­mers to 2 lb and smaller carp ev­ery­where. Wil­low peg 25 for mixed bags of ev­ery­thing with fins! Yew peg 12 for carp av­er­ag­ing 8 lb. Bar­bel pos­si­ble on Cedar pegs 14 and 15. Tac­tics? Mag­gots and soft pel­let hook baits on a pole, or small Method feeder or bomb rec­om­mended. Loose­feed reg­u­larly on the smaller lakes, but stick to ac­cu­rate beds of bait for feeder work on the larger waters.

Don­ing­ton Brick Pit

Where? Don­ing­ton, Lin­colnshire, PE11 4XA. Day tick­ets £5. Tel: 07790 300594. What’s be­ing caught? Bream to 5 lb, carp to dou­bles, rudd, roach, oc­ca­sional bar­bel and tench are the tar­gets at this well-es­tab­lished lake, where a float-only rule is en­forced. Tac­tics? Long pole or wag­gler with red mag­gots, worms, corn or cast­ers at full depth or drag­ging bot­tom by a cou­ple of inches, loose­feed­ing lit­tle and of­ten over a mod­est por­tion of ground­bait. Never ig­nore the mar­gins, though, as qual­ity fish can be caught at close range be­side reedbeds.

Long Is­land Lake,

What’s be­ing caught?

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