RIVER NENE, CASTOR ONE of the best barbel hotspots on the River Nene right now is the Peterborough & District AA-controlled backwater stretch at Castor.
Local Cambridgeshire rod Jon Woolley showed how good it is last week with this 11lb 10oz specimen.
Taking advice from an Angling Times article, Jon made his own gelatine pellets and used one on the hook while feeding boilies, halibut pellets and Dynamite Baits Krill Groundbait. Look for the lesser-fished swims. Prices: £5 a day on the bank PDAA Contact: F Wade and Son, 01733 565159