Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

THE re­cent open matches have been su­perb with win­ning an­glers tak­ing nearly 200lb of carp, but back-up weights have all been show­ing over 60lb.

The Old Snake Lake is the place to be, with pegs 50 through to 64 ar­guably around 25m out have proven to be the best tac­tics of late. Con­tact: 01622 833332 Post­code: TN12 9BS the best of late.

Venue reg­u­lar Ian Oliver took 191lb 6oz of mixed fish by fish­ing corn and pel­let up to a cut on the far bank and down the edge late on. The New and feeder loaded with damp mi­cro pel­lets and ground­bait with a fake piece of corn or caster on the hair. Con­tact: 02084 210769 Post­code: TW19 5EP Camp­bell (match only Lake) Long and short pole work with meat claimed 234lb 3oz of carp for one an­gler here. The fish av­er­aged 5lb each! Old Speci Lakes are also show­ing form. There have been carp to low dou­bles fall­ing, with the odd 20 slip­ping through the net. Boilies and PVA bags of pel­lets are scor­ing, es­pe­cially the feeder with pel­lets in nets well over 100lb. Con­tact: 01908 691777, Mil­ton Keynes AA Post­code: MK15 0DS Lodge Lake 149lb 5oz was pro­duced by Sam Col­lett off this peg in a re­cent Maver Match This qual­i­fier. Other high weights also fea­tured from the pegs in the 60’s. Cary Lake An im­pres­sive 119lb 10oz of carp and sil­ver­fish fell to an an­gler fish­ing off this peg re­cently. Pel­lets were the win­ning bait on the day here. A fine carp from the Old Speci Lakes. when cast to fea­tures.

Adults – £15, con­ces­sions – £11, child ticket (un­der 12) – £5, ex­tra rods – £6

01424 893394 or visit bream and skim­mers have been dom­i­nat­ing the en­tire stretch. There are also re­ports of a 4lb-plus perch and 5lb-plus eel. Con­tact: Bris­tol Match An­gling 01179 500201 Prices: Free fish­ing

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