Au­tumn ap­proaches

Anglers Mail - - Where To Fish -

GIVE or take the chance of a late In­dian sum­mer, we are def­i­nitely ap­proach­ing au­tumn, with shorter days and a dis­tinct chill in the air no­tice­able now.

Much as I’ve loved the mag­nif­i­cent sum­mer that we have been blessed with this year, I really do en­joy fish­ing in au­tumn. The ex­tra flow in the rivers makes the fish more catch­able, and on stillwaters all species seem to

re­ported, as well as a few bet­ter skim­mers. Plenty of perch in the edges, and some pike show­ing. Tac­tics? Top four to-hand with mag­gots for bite-a-chuck ac­tion from smaller sil­ver fish. Long pole over ground­bait or pole and hemp for the bet­ter fish. Ope­nend feeder across to tar­get the bream and skim­mers.

South York­shire Nav­i­ga­tion Canal

Where? A6023 road bridge, Mexbor­ough, South York­shire. Day tick­ets £4. Rother­ham & District UAF mem­ber­ship £25. Tel: 01709 583452.

What’s be­ing caught? Roach, perch, skim­mers, bream and a few chub. Try the trees by the have a good feed, in­stinc­tively know­ing that win­ter is com­ing.

An­other bonus is that the shorter days al­low you to fish at dawn or un­til dark with­out get­ting up too early or stay­ing out too late.

Make the most of it now and get out to your lo­cal fish­ery, be­cause it won’t be long be­fore we’ll be get­ting the ther­mals and water­proofs out, and the long, hot sum­mer will be just a dis­tant mem­ory.

bridge for a chance of chub, and the pegs by the junc­tion with the Don for the bream. Good bags of smaller fish through­out the length.

Tac­tics? Long pole with mag­gots, pinkies and cast­ers over ground­bait for mixed bags. Hemp and tares for the best roach sport. Ground­bait feeder to tar­get the bream, us­ing chopped worm and cast­ers two thirds to three-quar­ters across.

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