BOWES LAKE (40 PEGS)

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

BOWES is over­shad­owed by Look­out Lake with re­gard to cur­rent match weights, al­though an­glers are still catch­ing be­tween 50lb and 80lb of carp, skim­mers, bream and big roach.

Pegs 2 to 6 have fished con­sis­tently well in matches, with an­glers fram­ing by al­ter­nat­ing be­tween caster and pel­let fished shal­low for the carp, roach and ide.

Due to the vast ex­panse of open water, the fish tend to fol­low the wind, and pegs 28 to 33 tend to ben­e­fit most. The long pole used at 13m with mag­got, caster and chopped worm over ground­bait will pick off most of the sil­ver­fish here, with up to five dif­fer­ent species a pos­si­bil­ity on this tac­tic.

There are also some huge bream, and a 12lb 9oz spec­i­men was landed off peg 12 re­cently. The two is­lands are still hotspots for the carp, al­though it’s time to fish down the slopes of these fea­tures as the fish have drifted into deeper water. Fish a bomb with corn or banded pel­let on the hook from pegs 1, 4, 13, 22 and 37 for the best re­sults.

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