Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

SUM­MER is a great time to do a bit of stick float fish­ing for roach and perch on the Trent, and where bet­ter to head to than Bur­ton, where an­glers are re­port­ing dou­ble-fig­ure nets of sil­ver­fish?

A re­cent match held here saw the Bai­ley’s and Mu­nic­i­pal sec­tions pro­duce dou­ble-fig­ure nets of mainly roach to an­glers fish­ing the float.

Ac­cess to the Mu­nic­i­pal sec­tion is through the grounds of the Wash­lands Sports and So­cial Club, and an­glers here can park be­hind their peg.

Pegs 7-13 are the best trot­ting pegs as they of­fer a steady glide. The Bai­ley’s sec­tion is ac­cessed off Bur­ton Bridge. The early pegs are the best bet here as they of­fer some far-bank cover which hold tench and bream in sum­mer.

For the big­ger bream, bar­bel and big chub, feeder or straight lead tac­tics will work in most ar­eas that the club runs. Paste, hal­ibut pel­lets or big worms are rec­om­mended for these.

For a net of slabs, head to Broad­holme Is­land and fish pegs 16-19 off the point of the

The stick float is a great sum­mer river tac­tic.

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