Martin Bowler’s Adventures Four target fish you’ve got to try for this week
Whatever the weather, these fish can be relied on for some sport
WINTER has crept over the threshold and the next few months won’t see much respite from the cold.
So is this a time to stow the tackle away, light a log fire and dream of better times to come?
After all, what chance have you got when the river bursts its banks and floods the surrounding farmland? Even when it stops raining, frost seems to suck the life from every lake and stream, exchanging nature’s colourful palette for gloomy monochrome.
Despite winter’s extremes I happily rise to the challenge. Only snow melt keeps me indoors in the warm. Match your fish species to the conditions and there’s no reason why you should fail – and there’s the added bonus that your quarry is putting on weight in readiness to spawn. Now, more than at any other time, comes the chance of a personal best.
So whatever the winter brings, it will still be worth casting a line. The biggest challenge is probably leaving home and the TV!
Now let’s take a look at four species, and how they will put a bend in your rod this winter.
Floods shouldn’t deter you from venturing out.