RIVERS & CANALS

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

RIVER EXE, EX­ETER, DEVON

The tidal stretch by the Dou­ble Locks pub is fish­ing re­ally well at the mo­ment. A club match held last month saw plenty of nets top­ping 20lb. Bream, roach, dace

and chub all be­ing caught on the float here. Con­tact: Ex­eter An­gling Cen­tre, 01392 435591 Prices: £5 a day from lo­cal shops, Ex­eter & Dis­trict AA

RIVER KEN­NET, READ­ING, BERK­SHIRE

The pegs at Rosekiln Lane Road Bridge fished well in a re­cent match held on the river. A near dou­ble-fig­ure net of roach, perch and dace was taken on the stick float to win from the swim next to the bridge. Con­tact: 0118 9867430 Prices: £10 from lo­cal tackle shops, Read­ing DAA

RIVER LEA TOWPATH FISH­ERY, STANSTEAD ABBOTTS, HERT­FORD­SHIRE

A 12lb barbel was caught in the fast water at Dobbs Weir last week. An­glers have also been en­joy­ing some good sport from small chub and roach, fish­ing the stick float and mag­gots just above Cartha­gena Lock. Con­tact: John­son Ross Tackle, 01992 462044

Prices: £4 on the bank, Hert­ford AC & Ware AC Joint

RIVER MEDWAY, MAID­STONE, KENT

Head to the Mil­len­nium Park stretch for a size­able mixed net of roach, skim­mers and dace. Most an­glers fish here us­ing stick float and feed­ing hemp and mag­gots. Con­tact: Maid­stone An­gling 01622 677326 Prices: Free fish­ing

RIVER THAMES, DONNINGTON BRIDGE, OX­FORD­SHIRE

Fish a ground­bait feeder for bream to 8lb. A 50lb bag is pos­si­ble us­ing this method, but good mixed nets can also be sought on the float. For lure an­glers, there are plenty of preda­tors to go at. Con­tact: Top Tackle, 01865 201020 Prices: £8 on the bank or £5 from lo­cal tackle shops, Ox­ford DAA

ROYAL MIL­I­TARY CANAL, HYTHE, KENT

The cut at the back of The Gem is pro­duc­ing qual­ity fish, in­clud­ing bream and odd eels. An­glers are catch­ing here just by fish­ing at 4m on a whip with bread or mag­gots. Con­tact: Cinque Ports AS 01303 891450 Prices: £5 on the bank, Cinque Ports AS

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