Where? Moss Side Farm, Prospect Lane, Rixton, Cheshire, WA3 6EJ. Day tickets £6.
Tel: 0161 7752124.
What’s being caught? Very impressive sport across this multi-pool complex, with some astonishing catches, topping 200 lb. However, colder nights may bring that edge down towards 100 lb, but that’s hardly bad, is it? Carp from 3-12 lb dominating catches.
Tactics? Maggots and casters are reliable when fished on a pole close in, but be mindful that they could push out into deeper water if there are frosty nights.
Hampton Springs Fishery Where? Shay Lane, near Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AD. Day tickets £8.
Tel: 01948 820789.
What’s being caught? Catches to over 70 lb are picking up the match money. Pleasure anglers should expect lots of small carp, a few larger carp, depending on which pool is fished, stacks of roach, skimmers and crucians. All pools are still in fine form. Tactics? Pole with pellets, worms and corn is the best approach, with the margins still very productive, but it’s wise to fish a longer line now.
Where? Lingham Lane, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 4TB. Day