SIL­VERS STEAL­ING THE SHOW AT ASTON

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

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

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