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