Cam flyer could conk out?

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EV­ERY ex­pe­ri­enced an­gler must surely know at least one peg that de­fies ev­ery­thing the angling text­books tell us?

It could be a swim that looks ab­so­lutely per­fect but never pro­duces, or it could be one that looks com­pletely non­de­script but al­ways holds fish.

For me, the ‘Conker Tree’ peg, above Clay­hithe Bridge on the River Cam, is a prime ex­am­ple. It’s al­ways been a flyer for chub, but why?

Yes, it’s a tree, but it of­fers no over­hang­ing shel­ter, un­like many nearby wil­lows shunned by chub. Depth is a mere 4 ft, and the main flow runs mid-river rather than along the far bank.

Per­haps its roots ex­tend out, of­fer­ing sanc­tu­ary for the shoal?

But not for much longer, I fear. On a re­cent visit I was sad to see that this fa­mous tree is now dead. If chub re­main in the peg af­ter its in­evitable felling, that would be a real puzzle to solve.

tar­geted bream at this Lu­ton AC water, land­ing seven to 9 lb 12 oz on an overnighter while his son, Ethan, con­cen­trated on carp, mat­ting three dou­ble-fig­ure fish. Venue lat­est:

07704 462635.

NR14 6DH. Day tick­ets £5. Gt. Yar­mouth & Nor­folk AA sea­son mem­ber­ship op­tions avail­able. Tel: Andy Wil­son-Sut­ter on 07990 572729.

What’s be­ing caught? Bream to 5 lb with lots of skim­mers still feed­ing well, nets of 50 lb-plus on the cards. Some big roach also start­ing to show, Nick Larkin hav­ing one of 1 lb 12 oz in a re­cent match. Fish are well spread be­tween the Boards at the up­stream end, down to well past Lan­g­ley Pump.

Ground­bait feeder with worms and flu­oro mag­gots for the bream, skim­mers and big roach. Pole or stick float with red mag­gots over ground­bait or loosefed hemp and cast­ers for lots of smaller roach. lodges, tour­ing car­a­van fa­cil­i­ties and bait shop. Day tick­ets £6.50 one rod; £8.50 two rods on The Pit. Tel: 01354 740199.

What’s be­ing caught? Carp to dou­bles, barbel to 8 lb, roach, perch, oc­ca­sional chub and some big ide from The Pool. Deep Pit for carp av­er­ag­ing

11 lb with the chance of a 20 lb-plusser.

Tac­tics? Pel­let wag­gler with 8 mm feed and hook baits, or mar­gin tac­tics with paste or meat for the carp on Deep Pit. Pole or wag­gler with pel­lets, cast­ers, mag­gots or corn for mixed bags on The Pool.

Joes Road Fish­ery Where?

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