RIVERS

Anglers Mail - - Where To Fish -

River Swale

Where? Mor­ton Bridge, A684 road bridge, Mor­ton-on-Swale, Northaller­ton, North York­shire, DL7 9QS (vil­lage). Day tick­ets £5, from the Royal Ge­orge pub or Spring House Farm shop and café. Northaller­ton & District AC mem­ber­ship £45.

Tel: 01609 771117.

What’s be­ing caught? Plenty of chub re­ported, along with dace, grayling and a few barbel. Chub can be shoaled up on fea­ture pegs, so be will­ing to walk the banks be­fore choos­ing your peg.

Tac­tics? Stick float or wag­gler with plenty of loosefed cast­ers and hemp is the most con­sis­tent method for the chub. Bomb with bread flake or cage feeder with liq­uidised bread worth a try. Leg­ered meat or pel­lets early or late to try to tempt a barbel.

River Trent

Where? Holme Marsh, near Ne­wark, Not­ting­hamshire, NG23 7RY (vil­lage of Holme). Mem­bers only. Work­sop & District AA mem­ber­ship £25. No night fish­ing. Tel: Stu­art on 01909 540659 or

07860 142870.

What’s be­ing caught? Bream and barbel are the main tar­get species here, along with roach, dace and chub. Re­cent match won with two dou­ble-fig­ure barbel, as the bream shut up shop in the clear water. A tinge

Lover­sall Lakes, This PB com­mon carp of 22 lb 4 oz for lo­cal 72-yearold Rick As­tle fell for a cage feeder of 2 mm pel­lets and a pel­let hook bait at th­ese two lakes of about two acres each.

Venue lat­est:

07831 189762. of colour will bring the bream back on the feed.

Tac­tics? Open-end feeder best for the bream and barbel. Chopped worm and cast­ers in an open-end feeder with fish­meal ground­bait and red mag­gots or worms on the hook for the bream. Use pel­lets, boilies and corn to be more se­lec­tive for the barbel, which go well into dou­bles.

River Ure

Where? A168, Roe­cliffe, Bor­ough­bridge, North York­shire, YO51 9LW (nearby). Mem­bers only. Brad­ford No.1 AA mem­ber­ship £50.

Tel: 01325 321493.

What’s be­ing caught? Some good bags of bream and roach re­ported from the pegs above the bridge. Also ex­pect chub, dace, gud­geon and pike. Tac­tics? Feeder with mag­gots giv­ing the best catches, but wag­gler with mag­gots and hemp will also get you amongst them. Dead­baits and lures for the pike.

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