THIS WEEK’S MISSION
With the rivers season now fading into memory, many of our fisheries contain a few of a favourite running-water species, and they have thrived. One place in particular has had a strong chub population that seems to enjoy a bit of the still stuff, and they are known for their tip-top condition and hard-fighting abilities, so I popped along to have a butchers.
VENUE: Stonebridge Lakes, near Scruton, in North Yorkshire is a well-established fishery with more fish than you can shake a rod at.
Bait and bits and bobs are available on site. See www.stonebridge fishinglakes.co.uk WEATHER: spring may be here this week but hadn’t quite arrived on this day, as a howling easterly made fishing a little uncomfortable. Temperature 7 degrees (feels like 4). Wind 18-25 mph.
Air pressure 989 mbar.