The warm weather should be good news for an­glers

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

WITH the week­end weather ex­pected to be just as warm as the last few days have been, prospects look very good in­deed. Even an­glers look­ing to fish the River Nene can ex­pect some sport.

The top end around Oun­dle should pro­duce big­ger fish with skim­mers, bream and tench show­ing in quite a few ar­eas.

Oun­dle AC club sec­re­tary Mark Cun­ning­ton says 40lb-plus nets of bream have been taken on a feeder near the old River­side Bridge along with some crack­ing nets of skim­mers on the pole all along the sec­tions around Ash­ton.

Fur­ther down­stream some big bar­bel have been taken from El­ton but not as many as ex­pected. The best times have been early morn­ings and dusk.

The boats at Stib­bing­ton have been in form and Wa­ter Newton should fish well be­low the locks. Un­for­tu­nately as we head to­wards the city cen­tre, weed is al­ready a big prob­lem, with Mil­ton es­pe­cially bad. There are lots of fish top­ping above the locks at Or­ton, but my tip for some ac­tion on the pole is down at River Lane - try red mag­got over ground­bait, or pos­si­bly a small worm.

If you are head­ing over to the River Wel­land the bet­ter pegs for bream look to be around the Four Mile Bar Bridge, al­though fish have also been taken well above Crow­land Bridge too.

Fen Drains have been in crack­ing form with both the South Hol­land and North Level pro­duc­ing skim­mers, bream and roach. On theTwenty Foot, try the deeper wa­ters around Beg­gars Bridge or down at Goosetree Corner.

Ash­line and the Bower at Whit­tle­sey are two real hotspots right now and could be very busy at the week­end, but still worth a visit.

All of our lo­cal still­wa­ters are in crack­ing form and it would be im­pos­si­ble to pick just one out as the best right now. At Elder­nell and Kings­land carp have been feed­ing well off the sur­face, while at Northey Park sev­eral dou­bles have been taken from the Rio Pool to big­ger baits fished on the deck.

At Rail­way Lakes the smaller of the two lakes has fished well re­cently and you will get bites all day on red mag­got. Use meat or sweet­corn for the bet­ter sam­ples.

De­coy Lakes is yet an­other wa­ter in tip top form. The carp here seem to love a hot sunny spell of weather. The best tac­tics should be pel­let fished up in the wa­ter or paste in the mar­gins.

We­ston Lake at Peakirk should be in form and I there have been very good re­ports from Lake Ross, North View, But­ton­hole andTownsend Lakes. They are all a lit­tle fur­ther out of the city but still well worth a visit.

Usu­ally there is very lit­tle in­ter­est in pike or zan­der fish­ing un­til we get the first frost of the year, but it would seem that lure fish­ing is re­ally tak­ing off right now. The fen drains are ob­vi­ous tar­gets but the River Nene has also pro­duced quite a bit of ac­tion for those pre­pared to travel light and walk the banks, cast­ing a lure up and down the river.

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