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.
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
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.
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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.
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.