Sil­vers sport hot­ting up at Cleve­ley

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH - CON­TACT: 01524 791 637, 07958 797117, www. cleve­ley­bridge­fish­ LO­CA­TION: Cleve­ley Bank Lane, For­ton, Pre­ston, Lancs, PR3 1BY RULES: No braided main­lines, no fixed leads or feed­ers, no use of poles on Swan­brook Lake, no keep­nets FA­CIL­I­TIES: Campi

THE big carp sport may be slow­ing down now but an­glers are en­joy­ing plenty of ac­tion from Cleve­ley Bridge’s sil­ver­fish pools.

The Lan­cashire fish­ery has three lakes – a spec­i­men pool (Swan­brook) and two sil­ver­fish and carp pools, Canal and Ser­pen­tine. It is on the lat­ter where plea­sure an­glers have been bag­ging up.

Ser­pen­tine is ar­guably the bet­ter of the two, with fairly easy fish­ing.

The 15-peg, dough­nut-shaped lake is con­sis­tently re­stocked with bream and roach, of which bags to over 30lb are a pos­si­bil­ity.

The cen­tral is­land is only around 5m out and an­glers of­ten fish tight to it in the cooler months with mag­gots or chopped worm.

The Canal Pool is a 40-peg plea­sure pool con­tain­ing carp av­er­ag­ing 4lb-6lb, plus bream, tench, chub, roach, rudd, bar­bel and perch. The lake is around 16m wide and fishes well for carp on the pole or Method feeder cast tight to the far bank. Most species can

be caught on small baits from any­where on this lake.

PRICES: £6 a day on the bank, £8 for two rods, £10 for three. Spec­i­men fish­ing is £10 a day or £20 for 24 hours

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