Where? Holt, near Wrexham, Denbighshire (opposite Farndon car park). Dee AA membership £25, from local tackle shops or on the bank by calling bailiff Reg in advance on 07706 086834. What’s being caught? Roach, dace, chub and grayling. Tactics? Bolo’ and stick float tactics with maggots over hemp and groundbait. Bags to 70 lb of chub and dace.
Where? Belmont town waters, Hereford. Day tickets £8, from Woodys Angling Centre, Hereford. Hereford & District AA trout and coarse membership £55. Tel: 01432 344644.
What’s being caught? Chub, roach, dace and pike to 26 lb. Tactics? Bolo’ gear and up to
8 g floats, with bread flake taking near-100 lb bags of chub with roach to 2 lb mixed in. You’ll need lots of groundbait with hemp and casters to keep the shoals in your peg. Pike of
20-26 lb being caught on lures.