CANALS & RIVERS

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

BEESTON CANAL, BEESTON, NOT­TING­HAM

The canal is pro­duc­ing bet­ter fish now the boat traf­fic is slow­ing down. Try the pegs at Macro Bridge for roach and perch and fish pinkies or bread­punch. Contact: Notts AA, 01159 199500 Prices: £3 on the bank

RIVER SEV­ERN, BRIDGNORTH, SHROP­SHIRE

The day-ticket Golf Course stretch is pro­duc­ing nets to over 50lb of chub and bar­bel to pel­let feeder. Contact: Mid­dle Sev­ern Angling, 01746 769070 Prices: £4 from Mid­dle Sev­ern Angling, Bridgnorth AS

RIVER SEV­ERN, SHREWS­BURY, SHROP­SHIRE

Bolo tac­tics with mag­gots are catch­ing the odd big bar­bel plus roach. A small mag­got feeder is a good al­ter­na­tive. Contact: To­tal Angling, 01743 462699 Prices: £5 from To­tal Angling Shrews­bury, Shrop­shire Fed­er­a­tion of An­glers

RIVER WYE, HEREFORD

Perch are show­ing on the Row­ing Club sec­tion on the Bel­mont stretch. Pegs in the 60s are pro­duc­ing big bags of chub, dace and the odd bar­bel. Contact: Woody’s Tackle, 01432 344644 Prices: £7 from Woody’s Tackle Hereford, Hereford DAA

STAFFS WORCES­TER CANAL, WOMBOURNE, STAFFS

Chub to 3lb and skim­mers to over 2lb are be­ing caught by an­glers fish­ing chopped worm, hemp and caster tight to far-bank fea­tures. Contact: Ian’s Tackle, 01785 715744 Prices: £5 on the bank, Wolver­hamp­ton AA, or £2.50 from Ian’s Tackle

OLD NENE, FIELDS END BRIDGE, WHITTLESEY, CAMBS

Bread­punch fished on light rigs is ac­count­ing for some qual­ity roach to 1lb when fished on the pole. A 10lb-plus net is al­ways on the cards here. Contact: F Wade and Son,, 01733 565159 Prices: £5 on the bank, Yax­ley & Farcet DAA

ALDERWOOD PONDS, STEYNING, SUS­SEX

Fish tight un­der the trees on the Is­land Pool with prawn or worm on the hook for the chance of a 5lb perch, plus plenty of 2lb-3lb back-up fish. Contact: 01903 816377 Post­code: BN44 3AA

BITTERWELL FISH­ERY, COALPIT HEATH, BRIS­TOL

Carp to 10lb are still be­ing caught on spec­i­men-style tac­tics, es­pe­cially by those fish­ing boilies over a bed of pel­let and hemp close in. Contact: 07901 074158 Post­code: BS36 2UR

CLAWFORD FISH­ERIES, HOLSWORTHY, DEVON

On Ed­ward’s fish a bomb and pel­let rig tight to the is­lands for lots of stockie carp to 5lb. Contact: 01409 254177 Post­code: EX22 6PN

FUR­NACE BROOK FISH­ERY, COWBEECH, E SUS­SEX

Use a wag­gler with mag­gots or casters close to the bank for the chance of a 2lb roach. Feed lit­tle-and-of­ten. Contact: 07826187348 Post­code: BN27 4QR

OAKFIELD FISH­ERY, AYLESBURY, BUCKS

Fish pel­let and caster shal­low on Red Kite Pool for 50lb nets of F1 carp and skim­mers. Fish on the deck di­rectly un­der your shal­low line late-on for big­ger fish. Contact: 01296 770899 Post­code: HP18 0EQ

SHIPLATE FARM FISH­ERY, BLEADON, SOM­ER­SET

On the Main Lake tar­get the big bream with corn/worm over mi­cros in open wa­ter. Feed chopped worm to bring huge carp into your peg. Contact: 07895 852162 Post­code: BS24 0NY

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