Get ready for quality
WITH the weather staying relatively mild for this time of year it gives us all a great opportunity to get some quality time fishing in over the next few days.
Most of the local fisheries have been quite busy and thankfully have produced some good weights. Weston Lake at Peakirk has seen good nets of fish falling to pellet and red maggot fished on small feeders.
Over at Decoy Lakes the strips down at the bottom of the complex should be really good. Red maggot will be by far the best approach, although pellet fished at full depth on the pole over loose fed micro pellet could also be a winner.
Sweetcorn has also been working well at Decoy so make sure you have a tin or two with you.
Pinkie and maggot will be your best baits at Northey Park and again on the Silver Fish pool at Kingsland and the small lake at Railway Lakes.
A little further afield a day’s pleasure fishing at Townsend Fishery Upwell and Rookery Farm Fishery Pidley are worth considering. Both hold a good head of small fish as well as carp and have been in cracking form for this time of year.
Fenland Drains have not been quite as busy as I would have expected but those who have fished the likes of the Narrows at Ramsey, the Old Nene at Benwick, Factory Bank and Raveley Drain have all reported good sport, Raveley in particular has seen lots of double figure weights taken close in on pinkie or maggot over groundbait.
On the River Nene the better areas to try are still Wansford and Stibbington, despite the river running very clear again you will get plenty of small fish action and a good chance of some better roach too.
Pike anglers have had perhaps the pick of the sport over the holiday period so far.
The fen drains have been fishing really well, with the likes of the North Level, French Drove, the Forty Foot andtwenty Foot all producing fish, with perhaps French Drove the pick of the waters.
Best baits have been small roach dead baits, smelt, mackerel and lamprey fished at full depth. A days spinning or lure fishing on the River Nene could also be very productive, especially as it’s so clear right now fished at full depth. You can work your way up from Orton locks right through to Alwalton and be in with some really exciting action.
Fixtures: Tomorrow: Whittlesey AA, sweepstake, Queensway, draw 10.30am. Sunday: Deeping St. James, sweepstake, draw 9am.