Get ready for qual­ity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sports -

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.

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