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Anglers Mail - - Where To Fish -

Ap­ple­ton Reser­voir Where? Park Lane, Ap­ple­ton, War­ring­ton, Cheshire, WA4 5LG. Mem­bers only. War­ring­ton AA mem­ber­ship £50 plus a £40 join­ing fee. Tel: 01928 716239. What’s be­ing caught? A su­perb roach venue, even though most an­glers tend to tar­get the carp, for which this venue is also renowned. Roach catches to 50 lb.

Tac­tics? Wag­gler and cast­ers over plenty of hemp is a win­ning way, and dou­ble red mag­got should also be tried, be­cause

Where? Slack Lane, Bolton, Greater Manch­ester, BL2 4JW. Day tick­ets £8.50.

Tel: 01204 307197.

What be­ing caught? All of the lakes are packed with prime roach to over 1 lb, along with skim­mers and perch. All through early au­tumn, catches to 30 lb will be pos­si­ble. Try Lake 2 for some ex­tra-large roach, which will take pel­lets, cast­ers and even mini boilies. Carp are also still feed­ing strongly, catches to over 100 lb re­ported.

Tac­tics? An ef­fec­tive ap­proach for roach is pole and cast­ers over loosefed cast­ers, though

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