Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

AL­THOUGH only a small lake, Bas­sett’s Pond packs a se­ri­ous punch in the colder weather. It has a uni­form depth of 6ft, an aer­a­tor near peg 1 and an ar­ray of mar­ginal veg­e­ta­tion that screams fish.

It’s stocked with a 50:50 ra­tio of carp and sil­ver­fish. At this time of the year sil­ver­fish stocks are your best tar­get, al­though the odd carp can still be picked up.

Pegs 1, 2 and 14 to the aer­a­tor can be ex­tremely pro­duc­tive for roach, rudd, ide and carp on the wag­gler. A 4mm banded pel­let or sin­gle caster or mag­got fished shal­low will also get you bites all day long if the feed is in­tro­duced lit­tle-and-of­ten.

Caster fished over hemp on the 5m line and on the deck has also been suc­cess­ful for the tench and skim­mers of late.

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