RIVERS & CANALS

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH MIDLANDS -

BIRMINGHAM FAZELEY CANAL, ERDINGTON, WEST MID­LANDS

Pole and squatt tac­tics are pro­duc­ing some worth­while catches to 10lb of roach and perch. The big­ger skim­mers, mean­while, have been fall­ing to caster over ground­bait. Con­tact: KJ Tackle, 0121 7476962 Prices: £8 from BAA or KJ Tackle

MID­DLE LEVEL DRAIN, KING’S LYNN, NOR­FOLK

Neepes has been at­tract­ing a few an­glers as the roach be­gin to feed on the seed baits that are be­ing of­fered. Tares on the hook when feed­ing hemp have brought in qual­ity roach to 1lb, and 25lb nets have been re­ported. Con­tact: Ship­shape Tackle, 01553 764058

Prices: £5 on the bank, King’s Lynn AA

RIVER NENE, PETER­BOR­OUGH, CAM­BRIDGESHIRE

There are plenty of barbel in the 4lb-9lb range be­ing caught at Or­ton Lock. Many an­glers are catch­ing well us­ing the Method feeder cast to­wards the main flow. Con­tact: Wade’s Tackle, 01733 565159 Prices: £5 on the bank, Peter­bor­ough DAA

RIVER TRENT, BURTON ON TRENT, STAFFORD­SHIRE

A re­cent match held here saw some good nets of bream and chub weighed in. One an­gler caught a nice barbel and some chub, fish­ing the stick float with mag­gots on the Bai­leys sec­tion. Con­tact: 01283 512711, Coors AC Prices: £45 a sea­son, Coors AC

RIVER TRENT, FISKERTON, NOTTS

Stick float tac­tics have been ac­count­ing for some good nets of chub, roach and the odd small barbel. For the big­ger barbel a feeder or straight lead ap­proach is more suit­able. Con­tact: Peg One An­gling Cen­tre, 01773 510324 Prices: £4 from post of­fice in Fiskerton, Notts Pis­ca­to­ri­als

RIVER WYE, EIGN, HERE­FORD­SHIRE

As Dave Har­rell showed in his col­umn last week, the river here is fish­ing re­ally well, with good nets of chub and small barbel be­ing caught on the shal­low pegs by the rail­way bridge to stick float and mag­gots or pel­lets. Con­tact: Woody’s An­gling Cen­tre, 01432 344644 Prices: £7 a day in ad­vance from tackle out­lets, Here­ford DAA

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