Where? Burwell to Upware, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0BA (nearby pub). Day tickets £7. Cambridge FPAS membership £40. Tel: Graham Tweed on 01223 234616.
What’s being caught? Bitea-chuck action with roach and rudd to 4 oz at the Upware Lock end. Pike in close attendance. Skimmers and bream in mild conditions at Pouthall Corner, Cock-Up Bridge and The Factory. Burwell village end currently slow, but prolonged frosty weather will lead to roach shoaling up here.
Tactics? Pole, whip or light waggler with groundbait and pinkies or bread punch and liquidised bread feed for the roach and rudd. Red maggots, casters or redworms for the bream. Pike on float legered deadbaits or lures.
Old River Nene
Where? March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 8SY. Free fishing. Tel: Mill View Tackle on 01354 660566 or Bob Fitzjohn on 07970 673439.
What’s being caught? Busy sport with roach to 6 oz, skimmers, perch and rudd in match and pleasure nets to
20 lb throughout the town centre. Jack pike and small zander also showing. Chance of a tench and bream from the wider swims near the marina mouth on the bypass section. Tactics? Bread punch on a
7 m pole mid-river is best for the roach. Longer pole with squatts,