CANALS & RIVERS

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

GRAND UNION CANAL, MILTON KEYNES, BUCKS

Lin­ford’s Gif­ford Park stretch is fish­ing well, as is the one at Mill Road. Its mostly skim­mers, perch and roach, but the odd carp or tench can turn up if you feed a line with big­ger baits. Contact: Gone Fishin MK, 01908 313158 Prices: £5 on the bank, Milton Keynes AA

RIVER ISLE, HAMBRIDGE, ILMINSTER, SOM­ER­SET

A re­cent club match held here saw some good nets of chub and dace taken on caster. The roach should start to show in bet­ter numbers now the weather is cool­ing off. Contact: 01460 57247 Prices: £25 a year, Ilminster AA

RIVER KENNET, READ­ING, BERKS

Beat 4A is pro­duc­ing some de­cent bar­bel, as well as plenty of sil­ver­fish. An­glers are start­ing to catch on mag­gots now the river is low. Contact: Read­ing District Angling As­so­ci­a­tion, 0118 9834 206 Prices: £10 from lo­cal tackle shops, Read­ing DAA

RIVER LEA TOW­PATH FISH­ERY, STANSTEAD ABBOTTS, HERTS

Perch to just un­der 4lb have been caught along the sec­tion be­tween Ware and Hard­mead Lock by lure an­glers. Big chub are start­ing to show just be­low Ware Lock and Hard­mead Lock and can be caught us­ing ‘wag and mag’ tac­tics. Contact: John­son Ross Tackle, 01992 462044 Prices: £4 on the bank, Hert­ford AC & Ware AC Joint

RIVER THAME, THAME, OXON

This me­an­der­ing stretch of­fers some crack­ing match and spec­i­men fish­ing, with chub, bar­bel, roach, perch, dace and eels in adun­dance. In the slower pegs you can fish the feeder or float. Contact: Thame AC, 07904 378963 Prices: £4 a day from Mr Mend Shoe Re­pairs, Thame

RIVER THAMES, BOURNE END, BUCKS

Qual­ity perch to over 2lb are be­ing caught from the pegs by the is­lands on float­fished mag­gots. Contact: Lon­don AA, 020 85207477 Prices: £45 a year, Lon­don AA

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