ANGLING with Mike Grief: There have been mixed fortunes this week with some anglers struggling and others doing well.
Double-figure catches of skimmers and roach have been reported on the Ouse with feeder and waggler going best in the clear water. Hitting feeder bites on the drop has not been easy though.
It has been a similar story on the Middle Level with small fish keeping anglers active all day on all methods with a few tench and bigger bream to liven up the proceedings.
I got beaten by a lucky 3lb bream at Peters but it is enjoyable fishing.
There have been a few pike and zander about, while the Cut Off is worth a try with plenty of small fish on the float. An occasional better roach has been caught with a few bream and tench to 6lb 4oz also caught.
* Catches of carp and bream have been reported on Shepherd’s Lake where I am told there are always a few big fish to be had every session.
That is just the job for the anglers who want to pop down for a few hours enjoyment, as indicated by Les Allen’s 16lb 8oz common carp caught on a 10mm popped up boilie.
Bear Lake is still going strong with method feeder to the island proving favourite and catching carp to 13lb.
Queen’s Lake has brought bream nets to 60lb on the feeder with maggot on the hook.
Springside carp have been feeding well close in with meat and maggot the successful baits.
Due to the current low water levels, the committee have decided to ban keepnets at Tottenhill until further notice. Water levels will be monitored and the ban will be lifted when levels rise again.
King’s Lynn Angling Association have welcomed new bailiff Danny Seymour who, with John Leedle, will be looking after Tottenhill.
* Why not try a match on your local water? Have a practice this weekend and put yourself in line for £100 in The Ten Mile Championship on Sunday week. Lots of swims have been cleared so get out and have a go.
To book a place, contact Darrell Watkin on 07801 028085. The draw is at 8.30am at the EA car park, Denver Sluice. Fishing is 10am until 3pm and entry is £10.
* At last things seem to have picked up over the weekend at Blackdyke.
After a stocking last Tuesday, the resident fish seem to be on the feed with plenty of limit bags over the weekend.
Top rod was Darren Lee, who returned 10 while being in his float tube. Buzzers, diawel bachs and small lures were all taking fish.
* If you see skulduggery on the bank, report it to the police.
The Angling Trust have won support from the Association of Chief Police Officers to ensure all chief officers will receive training about poaching and fish theft and pass this on to their staff.
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