Top sport for a score
Aangler was telling me what a great morning’s fishing he had enjoyed, catching bream to 2 lb, roach to 12 oz and a few chunky perch, using just a couple of rounds of bread and a few worms.
He was at the Powys end of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, and apart from his friend fishing alongside and doing equally well, there wasn’t another angler to be seen.
As well as fishing in beautiful surroundings, you can do it
365 days of the year for a £20 Canal & River Trust Waterway Wanderers ticket, making it affordable for even the most austerity stricken.
Application forms in tackle shops, or ring secretary Paul Addecott on 07804 097857. What’s being caught? Carp to almost 20 lb.
Tactics? Sue’s Lake is the best of the two, where local anglers have been catching well using garden peas with a waggler.
Nine Oaks Angling and Holiday Centre
Where? Craigfryn, Oakford, Ceredigion, SA47 0RW. Day tickets £8. Tackle shop, refreshments and cottage and caravan accommodation. Tuition available from owner and qualified coach Bill Baker on 01545 580482.
What’s being caught? Tench, roach, bream and carp.
Tactics? Tench and roach from House Lake on pole and mussels. Carp taking floating baits on the main lake, and also boilies and corn in the margins.
Port Talbot Docks
Where? Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, SA13 1RE. Day tickets £5. Tel: fishery manager Dave Morgan on 07886 301754 in advance of visit, as there is gated access.
What’s being caught?