SILVERS STEALING THE SHOW AT ASTON
IT’S not carp but silverfish that are making the headlines at Aston Park right now, with anglers reporting 50lb-plus nets of silver fish on the complex’s Stable, Butts, Split, Lily and Lanta lakes.
Shallow-fished caster is the number one tactic for these fish, which are made up mostly of big ide to 2lb. You don’t need to fish too far out, with anglers coming as close as 4m from the bank to put together a weight.
This tactic also works well on many of the other lakes, particularly Split Lake. Here chub, roach and skimmers are also joining the party, with anglers catching well by loosefeeding three or four casters over the top of a light pole or waggler rig.
Start fishing close to or on the bottom, but shallow up when bites fade, as the fish will come up as you continue to feed. There are also bonus carp averaging around 6lb in this pool, and these can be targeted in the margins or at around 14m out on the deck fishing corn, Swim Stim paste and pellet, or on the feeder or bomb with pellet hookbaits.
PRICES: £6 adults and £5 concessions
CONTACT: 07743 845737, www.astonparkfisheries.co.uk
LOCATION: Aston Park Fisheries, Aston Way, off Mansfield Road, Aston, Sheffield, S26 5EP
FACILITIES: Tackle shop and parking RULES: No fixed feeders, barbless hooks only, keepnets allowed in matches only, no more than 2kg of groundbait to be used per session and then only cupped in or through a feeder, no braided lines, no floating baits
Split Lake. A fine net of silver fish from