Mid­lands

Fo­cus on the Old Nene at March plus great swims to head for now

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

THE re­cent cold snap might have been the kiss of death on some com­mer­cial fish­eries, but for an­glers fish­ing the Old River Nene in the Cam­bridgeshire town of March it has sig­nalled the start of bumper catches.

This ur­banised stretch al­ways pro­duces the goods in the win­ter, when large shoals of qual­ity roach and rudd pack into it. Nets to 30lb have al­ready

fea­tured in open matches held on the day-ticket March DAA wa­ter on the edge of town, and good catches have also been made on the free-to-fish sec­tion in town.

Many vis­i­tors pre­fer to fish just a whip or long pole with bread­punch, loose­feed­ing small balls of punch crumb into their swim ev­ery so of­ten to keep the bites com­ing.

Some of the fish top 1lb, so don’t fish too light. There’s also the chance of a bonus tench from some swims.

LO­CA­TION: Old River Nene, March, Cambs, PE15 9LT PRICES: Free in town cen­tre or £4 a day on the bank, March DAA on the by­pass pegs CON­TACT: Mil­lview Tackle, 01354 660566 RULES: No fires, no night fish­ing

Bread­punch is the top bait for win­ter sil­vers.

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